Friday, September 07, 2012

Update: Stevie Nicks Performs Tonight & Saturday in Washington at A Celebration of Science


A CELEBRATION OF SCIENCE

Friday, September 7, 2012
7:45 PM - 10:15 PM
Celebration of Science Dinner

Performers:
Melissa Manchester, Singer and songwriter
Stevie Nicks, Singer and Songwriter

"Stevie will sing one song Friday night at the Dinner event at the National Portrait Gallery and then sing four songs Saturday at the Gala event at the Kennedy Center. She was spotted last night having dinner with her assistant, hair and make up girl at a restaurant in Georgetown."

Saturday, September 8, 2012
8:00 PM - 10:15 PM
An Unforgettable Evening at the Kennedy Center

The Celebration of Science, September 7-9 in Washington, DC, will be an intensive three days focused on jumpstarting a new era of scientific discovery. We'll highlight the economic and social benefits of scientific research and how it improves lives around the world.

Hosts: 
Whoopi Goldberg, President, Whoop Inc.
John O'Hurley, Actor
Performers: 
Kenny Edmonds, Producer, musician, singer and songwriter
Melissa Manchester, Singer and songwriter
Stevie Nicks, Singer and Songwriter

An unforgettable special evening at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted by Whoopi Goldberg and John O'Hurley. We'll recognize scientists and public figures whose work has changed the world, hear inspiring patient stories, and enjoy performances by popular entertainers and an ensemble of musically gifted "Entertainers of Science."

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does this strike anyone else as VERY random??

Anonymous said...

Random???????

Anonymous said...

I love it, for the science aspect, the Kennedy Center aspect, and of course, for Stevie most of all. She should be a Kennedy Center honoree, but that's another discussion.

Anonymous said...

Yes, she should be an honoree...but, its still a great honor just to perform.... She is the BEST!

Anonymous said...

most likely preforming soldiers angel as one of the songs in this performance.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad she is still out there promoting herself and working IYD's. The only potential downside might be too much exposure will mean less interest in Fleetwood Mac ticket sales next year?? IDK unlikely I guess, Rock on Stevie! Ticket brokers :( will be scooping up the Mac tickets regardless.

Anonymous said...

Stevie and.....science? Very odd.

Anonymous said...

Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Pete Townsend and Roger Daltry have all gotten the Kennedy Center Honor. Stevie and Fleetwood Mac definitely deserve to get the award also. It's great though to have Stevie perform there.

Anonymous said...

Stevie and Whoopi in the same room together?? FABULOUS!

Anonymous said...

Dang, it's a week away, i can appreciate spontaneity, but it seems someone must have dropped out and SN graciously filled in.

It's a bit odd, but i admire her 'anyplace i hang my hat is home' approach- not that eventual Kennedy Honors for her aren't a great idea, but it seems she does 'sow seeds'- like the Grammy Museum charity thing she did, then to get snubbed with not one nomination. Y'all know, Stevie could still get a Grammy nomination this year, but it probably would have to be for 'Moonlight' though the ''single'' didn't perform well, she did sing it live often and there were good reviews and an itunes video for it- maybe 'for what it's worth' is in the timeframe, can't remember. Apples and oranges, nothing to do with the Kennedy Center performance in DC.

Tis very unexpected, and if there is any strategy to it, for a future KCH, i hope it pans out. Stevie deserves everything good. And, boy, is she working hard! How ever will she have energy for Fleetwood Mac next year? Winking. She can do it. But personally, i like the idea more and more of her leaving Fleetwood Mac, just quit and be solo forevermore, and the band can get Bekka, Billy, Rick and Dave Mason back. Or not. Stevie's better solo, now, in my opinion- she pushes herself. Though I'll see her tour with Mac, to see Stevie happy on stage is to see Stevie as a solo artist. I think she'd get a new album out much faster, also, as a soloist than as a member of Mac.
She doesn't need them anymore, though they need her. i know purists think SHE needs Mac for 'credibilty' but hey, in their mid 60s, it's past that, now. They'll just bicker, have no new album and a big old Mac tour with Stevie afraid to play to the floor seats, again. See you there!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how many fans want Stevie to leave Fleetwood Mac. And I wonder how many of them are too young to remember the Mac of the 1970's, the band that made Stevie a rock superstar and sex symbol? She has certainly had her ups and downs with the band, but her relationship with Lindsey seems to be the best it has been in many years and I for one, don't think she should ever leave them. She does just great going back from her solo career to the Mac and then back to her solo one. And no she does not need them, but as far as worldwide recognition, she is not as famous as Fleetwood Mac is, and I love to see both her solo shows and Fleetwood Mac shows. She gets to highlight both phases of her career, and not many artists have that opportunity. She has worked very hard for many years to have both and we as her fans should appreciate both. And after all, Fleetwood Mac's catelog of hit songs are still wonderful music and I love still hearing them played live.

Anonymous said...

To the comment above, "Bekka"? Really? Are you serious? *coughscausenotmanyatallcaredaboutthatlineupcough*

It will be one more Fleetwood Mac tour, and I'd hope to see Christine there, for a big farewell... but Christine probably won't... but we'll see. But that's how it should be. Then Mick could go back to his hangout in Maui, and Buckingham and Nicks can have a cd/tour...and the rest is history ....literally.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's so odd that Stevie would perform at a Celebration of Science. Why not? She has grown up to become a mature, intelligent woman of integrity. I've become much more interested in science as I've gotten older - I'm more curious about the world I live in, and my small part in the grand web of life. I'm proud of Stevie for performing at the Celebration of Science, science is about discovering/uncovering truth. Science requires imagination, and Stevie definitely has a lot of imagination.

Anonymous said...

Melissa Manchester? That's interesting.

From the liner notes of "The Essence of Melissa Manchester" CD regarding "Whenever I Call You Friend"...

Manchester landed her second Top 10 hit as a songwriter in 1978 with Kenny Loggins' hard-driving version of this song. "Kenny and I kept meeting at those awards ceremonies in the 70s, and finally we wrote a song together," Manchester says. She pauses and adds, "It's weird that he chose Stevie Nicks (to record it with). But you know what? It's business. So I just let it go."

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but I am a VERY old fan of both Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac.. That said, I do darly want to see the Mac reunion tour scrapped for 2013.. If Stevie and Lindsey are going to tour, let it be in celebration of Buckingham Nicks and NOT another benefit tour to keep Mick Fleetwood solvent. Stevie Nicks solo rocks...Lindsey Buckingham solo rocks.. But together again,,, OMG!! YES!!! Another Fleetwood MAc tour without Christine McVie Yawn!!!

Anonymous said...

Whatever happens for Stevie good for her. She must want to do these apperances, go for it Stevie.

Anonymous said...

To the comment above, "Bekka"? Really? Are you serious? *coughscausenotmanyatallcaredaboutthatlineupcough*

:)

Anonymous said...

I saw her on Friday and she spoke eloquently about her work with wounded soldiers, the progress that has been made with prosthetics but that there was still so much more needed to help those with physical and brain injuries. Audience included scientists and decision makers who could make a difference in this area. She ended with Soldiers Angel. Very, very moving.

Anonymous said...

To the person who keeps saying "Bekka? Really? Are you serious, people are entitled to there opions, I don't see anyone ranking on you.

Anonymous said...

Who is Bekka?

Anonymous said...

I was at both events - Portraits Gallery and the Kennedy Center. It was amazing! Everyone that performed was awesome.

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