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BY STEVE KNOPPER

The Washington Post


In the beginning, there was Al-
ice Cooper.
By the late 60s, rock bands had
been tinkering with rudimentary
special efects, like the oily projec-
tions the Grateful Dead and Jeferson
Airplane used as psychedelic back-
drops. But Cooper was a guerrilla
showman. In addition to employ-
ing the snakes and guillotines that
would make him famous, he and his
resourceful crew cut up pillows and
oated the feathers into strobe lights.
From these explosive but humble
beginnings developed the modern,
multimillion-dollar concert spe-
cial-efects industry. Over time,
smoke bombs gave way to pyro-
technics; levers and pulleys gave
way to hydraulics, then robotics;
strobe lights gave way to lasers; vid-
eo advanced from oil on a projector
lens to complex LED displays.
Whenever Lady Gaga acts as the
ringleader in a circus of ame and
explosions or Pink spins head over
heels in a spherical cage 30 feet high,
its because of generations of tinker-
ers and pioneers, who risked their
ngers for theatrical immortality.
British rock bands such as Led
Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Genesis
picked up the mantle from Alice
Cooper, beginning a keeping-up-
with-the-Joneses era in rock n roll
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Through the years,
smoke bombs gave
way to pyrotechnics,
strobe lights to lasers
W
hether you jive on rockabilly or rock hard to
bands like Sevendust, the area has live music for
every taste this summer. Sit back and relax to
the sounds of Jimmy Bufett and Zac Brown
Band in Hersheypark Stadium or Lucinda Williams at
Harrisburgs Whitaker Center.
BY JANET KRAJCSIK
jkrajcsik@pennlive.com
IN THE MIDSTATE
AMERICAN MUSIC THEATRE
2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster.
www.amtshows.com; 800-648-1402.
Tonight: Sheryl Crow, $106, $91 and $76
Monday: Chris Young, $59
Friday: Cheap Trick, $52
June 9: Amos Lee, $42
June 12: Thompson Square, $69
June 15: Marty Stuart and Connie Smith,
$52
June 20: Whos Bad: The Ultimate Michael
Jackson Tribute Band, $28
June 21: Charlie Thomas & The Drifters, $49
June 22: REO Speedwagon, $69
June 28: Under the Streetlamp, $39
June 29: Happy Together Tour (classic rock
all-stars), $63
July 9: Natalie Merchant, $59
July 10: Scotty McCreery, $69
July 11: John Muellers 50s Dance Party,
$30
July 12: The Texas Tenors, $45 and $35
July 13: Mickey Gilley and Gene Watson,
$58
July 20: The Osmond Brothers, $59
July 27: America and Christopher Cross, $69
July 28: The Beach Boys, $70
Aug. 1: Lee Brice, $59
Aug. 8: Third Day, $60, $45 and $29
Aug. 10: Jackie Evancho, $115, $99 and $85
Aug. 12: Human Nature, $47
Aug. 14: Jennifer Nettles, $105, $90 and $75
Aug. 17: Bob Newhart comedy show, $78
Aug. 18: Yanni, $90, $77 and $66
Aug. 23: The Shoji Tabuchi Show, $49
Aug. 24: Terry Fator comedy show, $78
Aug. 25: Johnny Mathis, $115, $99 and $85
Aug. 29: Eli Young Band, $39

APPALACHIAN BREWING CO.
THE ABBEY BAR
Cameron St., Harrisburg, 717-221-1080.
Tickets: www.greenbeltevents.com.
Friday: Jeffrey Gaines, $12/$10 in advance
July 20: Matthew Sweet, $22/$18 in
advance
July 25: Dick Dale, $30/$25 in advance
BRYCE JORDAN CENTER,
State College. www.bjc.psu.edu;
800-833-5533.
None
CAPITOL THEATRE
50 N. George St., York.
www.strandcapitol.org; 717-846-1111.
June 14: CapLive: Shemekia Copeland, $22
CARLISLE THEATRE
40 W. High St., Carlisle.
www.carlisletheatre.org; 717-258-0666.
Saturday: The Fabulous Hubcaps, $28
adults; $13 students
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
FRIENDS OF JAZZ
5721 Jonestown Road, Lower Paxton Twp.
www.cpfj.org; 717-540-1010.
Aug. 7 and 10: 34rd annual Central PA Jazz
Festival, various artists, for a riverboat jazz
cruise Thursday on the Pride of the Susque-
hanna, $15, and concerts by Lee Smith
How concerts shifted
from songs to spectacles
TRACY A. WOODWARD, The Washington Post
When it comes to concert
spectacles, Kiss didnt so much
innovate new tricks as pile up all
the old ones. Here, singer/guitarist
Paul Stanley is midsong during a
2003 concert in Bristow, Va.
Please see SOUNDS on Page D2
SUMMER
OF
SHOWS
TRACY A. WOODWARD, The Washington Post
Lady Gaga performs in 2010 in
Washington. Whenever Lady
Gaga acts as the ringleader in a
circus of ames and explosions,
its because of generations of
tinkerers and pioneers who came
before her. Please see CONCERTS on Page D2
ANNE REEVES
Anne Reeves column appears on
PAGE A1.
This summer, the must-
catch country concert
will be July 24. The Save
a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
country group, Big & Rich,
will headline the BOB 94.9
Summer Bash at Paddy Ks
Ale House (where Buck
Wilds Rode House used to
be) in Hampden Twp.
Big Kenny and John Rich
are known for hits such
as Lost in This Moment,
8th of November and
Thats Why I Pray.
Also on the lineup is
Jamie Lynn Spears, better
known as pop princess Brit-
ney Spears little sister.
After retreating from
the public eye, Spears re-
emerged last year with her
country music single, How
Could I Want More.
Camp Hills own Ben
Gallaher and country artist
John King also will perform
that evening.
Julia Hatmaker,
jhatmaker@pennlive.com
MUSIC
Big & Rich
ofers warm,
country vibe
for summer
IF YOU GO
What: BOB 94.9 Summer Bash
concert
When: Doors open 5 p.m.; show
starts at 6:30 July 24
Where: Pappy Ks Alehouse, 5401
Carlisle Pike, Hampden Twp.
Cost: $25
Info: downtownafterdark.com.
PENNLIVE
Sheryl Crow is silhouetted in 2011 during her set at Hersheypark Stadium. Crow is to play tonight at the American Music Theatre near Lancaster.
Sextet and Hendrik Meurkens Samba
Jazz Quartet, on Sunday at Mount
Gretna Playhouse, $5-$22
CHAMELEON CLUB
223 N. Water St., Lancaster. www.
chameleonclub.net; 717-299-9684.
Tuesday: Sevendust, $23/$20 in
advance, 18+ show
June 11: Drive-By Truckers, $23/$20
at the door, 18+ show
FED LIVE
234 N. Second St., Harrisburg.
www.fedlive.net.
June 29: The Reverend Horton Heat,
$25/$20 in advance
July 23: Lucero, $25/$20 in advance
July 26: Spin Doctors, $25/$20 in
advance
Aug. 1: Youngblood Hawke, $22/$16
in advance
FORT HUNTER PARK
5300 N. Front St., Susquehanna Twp.
www.forthunter.org; 717-599-5751.
June 14-15: Dauphin County Music &
Wine Festival, $30/$25 in advance
GIANT CENTER
550 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey.
www.giantcenter.net; 717-545-3911.
None
HERSHEY THEATRE
15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey. www.
hersheythreatre.com; 717-534-3405.
June 19: Morrissey, $79.75, $59.75
and $39.75 availability limited
June 21: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beat-
les, June 21, $69, $59 and $49
July 2: The Voice Tour, $65 and $45
Aug. 5: 3 Doors Down, $67.85,
$47.85 and $37.85

HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey.
www.hersheyparkstadium.com;
717-534-3911.
July 12: Bruno Mars, $103.75,
$83.75, $63.75 and $44.25
July 19: Fall Out Boy, $49.50, $39.50
and $29.50
Aug. 30: Jimmy Buffett & The
Coral Reefer Band, with Alan Jackson,
$129.90, $74.40 and $34.40
Aug. 31: Zac Brown Band, Blues
Traveler, $84.40, $74.40, $54.40 and
$34.40

HERSHEYPARK
STAR PAVILION
Hershey. www.hersheypa.com;
717-534-3911.
None

LONGS PARK
AMPHITHEATER
1441 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster.
www.longsparks.org; 717-735- 8883.
(All concerts in the Longs Park Sum-
mer Music Series are free.)
Today: Mingo Fishtrap
June 8: Vince Giordano & the
Nighthawks
June 15: John Nemeth and Bo Keys
June 22: Slackwater News, Slimt
and Shrimpboat
June 29: Allegro
July 6: Patriotic Pershing Band
July 17: Darrell Scott and Tim OBrien
July 20: Kopecky Family Band
July 27: The Steel Wheels
Aug. 3: Girsa
Aug. 10: Luisito Rosario
Aug. 17: TBA
Aug. 24: Jonathon Boogie Long

LUHRS CENTER
Shippensburg University.
www.luhrscetner.com; 717-477-7469.
None

MAJESTIC THEATER
Gettysburg, 717-337-8200,
www.gettysburgmajestic.org.
None

MARKET SQUARE
CONCERTS
www.marketsquareconcerts.org;
717-221-9599.
July 18-23: Summermusic 2014 with
Ya-Ting Chang, Stuart Malina, Cheng-
Hou Lee, Nadine Trudel, Michael
Stepniak, Nicole Sharlow, Peter Sirotin
and Leonid Ferents Friday and
Sunday at Market Square Church,
Harrisburg; Wednesday at Civic Club
of Harrisburg; dine with the artists
on Saturday, $150. Each concert:
$35 adults; $30 seniors; $5 college
students.

MUSIC AT GRETNA
Mount Gretna Playhouse,
Pennsylvania and Carnegie avenues.
www.gretnamusic.org; 717-361-1508.
July 1: Canadian Brass, $5-$40
July 5: New Black Eagle Jazz Band,
$13-$33
July 6: Lysander Piano Trio, $1-$23
July 20: Clarie Huangci, $5-$16
Aug. 3: Wister Quartet with pianist
Abramovic, $1-$23
Aug. 8: The Capitol Steps comedy
show, $28-$48
Aug. 9: Russian Festival Chamber
Orchestra, $1-$23
Aug. 29: Tizer Quartet with violinist
Karen Briggs, $5-$32
Aug. 30: Tierney Sutton sings Joni
Mitchell, $5-$32
Aug. 31: Momenta Quartet, $1-$23

PULLO FAMILY
PERFORMING ARTS
CENTER
1031 Edgecomb Ave., Penn State York.
www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu;
717-505-8900.
Friday: R5, sold out
June 12: U.S. Air Force Heritage of
America Band, free
June 24: Andy Grammer, $55, $42
and $34

STRAND THEATRE
50 N. George St., York.
www.strandcapitol.org; 717-846-1111.
None

SUSQUEHANNA
FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY
www.sfmsfolk.org; 717-763-5744.
June 8: Woodstock Generation Party
with Cindy David & Art Wachter, Matt
Wenger and Rayzen Kane at The Gal-
lery of Appalachian Brewing Co., $30.

TUBBYS NIGHTCLUB
6 Inn Road, Duncannon. www.
tubbysnc.com; 717-834-4700.
July 25: Skid Row, $30/$25 in
advance

WHITAKER CENTER
Sunoco Performance Theater, 222
Market St., Harrisburg. 717-221-8201;
www.whitakercenter.org.
June 10: Lucinda Williams, $48.50
and $38.50
July 10: The Bacon Brothers, $48.50
and $38.50
Aug. 8: The Mavericks, $49.50 and
$39.50, limited tickets available
Aug. 13: Indigo Girls, $47 and $37
OUT OF TOWN
KESWICK THEATRE
291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. www.
keswicktheatre.com; 215-572-7650.
Saturday: Kevin and Joe Jonas, $55,
$45 and $35
June 13: Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Band with Robert Randolph & the
Family Band, $49.50 and $39.50
June 19: Taj Mahal and Blind Boys of
Alabama, $47.50 and $37.50
June 21: West Oak Lane Festival, $75
June 24: Happy Together Tour,
$39.50-$62.50
June 25: Fourplay, $29.50-$46.50
July 11: Natalie Merchant, ticket
cost tba
July 17: Dennis DeYoung presents the
music of Styx, $47.50-$57.50
July 30: Winery Dogs, $28.50-
$38.50
Aug. 1: Jeffrey Osborne, $39.50-
$49.50
Aug. 5: Philadelphia Rock N Blues
Fest, $47.50-$59.50
Aug. 22: Retro Futura Tour with Tom
Bailey and Howard Jones of Thomp-
son Twins; Midge Ure of Ultravox;
China Crisis; and Katrina from Katrina
& the Waves, $35-$65

KIMMEL CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
Verizon Hall and the Academy of Mu-
sic, Philadelphia. www.kimmelcenter.
org; 215-790-5800.
June 26: Bill Maher comedy show,
$35-$79
Aug. 10: Tori Amos, $45.50-$55.50

LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadel-
phia. www.lincolnnancialeld.com;
267-570-4000.
Aug. 13-14: One Direction,
Aug. 15: Luke Bryan

MANN CENTER
5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia.
www.manncenter.org; 215-546-7900.
Friday: Jack Johnson and Amos Lee,
sold out
June 13: Willie Nelson with Alison
Krauss and Union Station, $35-$89.50
June 14: Widespread Panic, $30-
$47.50
June 24: The Ben Folds Orchestral
Experience with The Philadelphia
Orchestra, $15-$49.50
June 25: Diana Ross, $40-$125
June 26: Il Volo with The Philadelphia
Orchestra, $25-$85
June 26: New Edition, $30-$112.50
July 6: Freestyle Explosion, includes
Stevie B. Lisa Lisa and others, $32.50-
$100
July 8: Phish, $45-$60
July 12: Brand New, $34.50
July 15: American Idol Live!, $35-$75
July 17: Sara Bareilles, $43.50/$45
day of show
July 20: Queens of the Stone Age, $45
July 21: Neutral Milk Hotel, $29.50-
$36
July 22: The Soulshine Tour, includes
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Soja and
others, $42.50/$45 day of show
July 24: Sarah McLachlan, $35-
$72.50
July 25: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds,
$29.50-$69.50
Aug. 3: Reggae in the Park, includes
Matisyahu, Mavado and others
Aug. 15: Matt Nathanson and Gavin
DeGraw, $25-$45
Aug. 21: Austin Mahone, $25-$65
Aug. 23: Yanni, $45-$125
Aug. 27: Josh Groban, $29.50-$110

MAUCH CHUNK
OPERA HOUSE
14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe.
www.mcohjt.com; 570-325-0249.
June 12: Curtis Salgado Band, $18
June 20: Commander Cody and His
Modern Day Airmen, $23
June 27: Stanley Clarke Band, $35-
$45
June 28: Mary Fahl (formerly of
October Project), $27
Aug. 23: The Grascals, $25

MERRIWEATHER
POST PAVILION
Columbia, Md. www.merriweather
music.com; 410-715- 5550.
Wednesday: Ray LaMontagne,
$45-$69.50
Thursday: Jack Johnson with Amos
Lee, $39.50-$64.50
Friday-June 8: Capital Jazz Fest,
includes John Legend, Dianne Reeves,
Keiko Matsui, The OJays and many
others
June 12: Brad Paisley, $40-$75
June 14: Willie Nelson with Alison
Krauss and Union Station, $45-$75
June 26: Thank You Festival, includes
Tiesto, Above & Beyond and others,
$45-$99
July 17: Queens of the Stone Age,
$40-$65
July 18: Fall Out Boy and Paramore,
$40-$59.50
July 19: O.A.R. with Phillip Phillips,
$36-$46
July 20: Queen with Adam Lambert,
$45-$125
July 22: Vans Warped Tour, includes
Anberlin, Less Than Jake, Yellowcard
and many more, $37.50-$45
July 24: Beck, $45-$75
July 25: Neutral Milk Hotel, $36-$46
July 26: Phish, $45-$60
Aug. 1: Mad Decent Block Party
Washington, D.C., includes Dillon
Francis, Flux Pavilion and others,
$45-$75
Aug. 2: 2014 Summer Spirit Festival,
includes Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli and
others, $46-$124

SANTANDER ARENA
700 Penn St., Reading. www.
santander-arena.com; 610-898-7469.
July 10: Jake Owen, $20-$39.50

SANTANDER PERFORMING
ARTS CENTER
136 N. Sixth St., Reading. www.
santander-arena.com; 610-898-7469.
Today: Ethan Bortnick with Damian
McGinty, $30-$40
June 13: Daniel ODonnell, $55-$85

THE STATE THEATRE
130 W. College Ave., State College.
www.thestatetheatre.org;
814-272-0606.
June 28: Gaelic Storm, $27-$32
July 18: The Machine, $30-$35
July 27: Mark Russell, $30-$40

VERIZON CENTER
601 F St., NW, Washington, D.C.
www.verizoncenter.com;
202-628-3200; 800-745-3000.
June 24-25: Katy Perry, $29.50-
$153.50
July 20: New Edition, $42.50-
$132.50
Aug. 17: Arcade Fire, $30.50--$70.50
Aug. 19: Rod Stewart with Santana,
$39.50-$179.50
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SOUNDS
Continued from Page D1
special efects that continues
today. Led Zeppelins 1973
tour included more ashpot
explosions than anybody had
ever seen, and at the end of
Whole Lotta Love, drum-
mer John Bonhams gong
burst into ames.
The 70s and 80s were
a time of elaborate ex-
perimentation, from Pink
Floyds ying pig to the
Plasmatics exploding cars.
We used to be able to get
away with what wed never
be able to get away with now,
says Pyro Pete Cappadocia,
a special-efects man who
works for Stage and Efects
Engineering in Albuquerque,
N.M. Wed have the chem-
ists in the shop working and
building stuf.
In the late 70s, Michael
Jackson worked with magi-
cian Doug Henning to achieve
a special efect in which he
seemed trapped in a cage and,
after an explosion, reappeared
elsewhere. But the Jacksons
1984 Victory tour was where
Jackson turned tricks into
art. The band opened every
show with a brightly lit, Star
Wars-style laser swordght.
Jackson referred to the light
show as my laser heaven.
By the 2000s, comput-
ers and robotics had taken
over. Theme parks, Cirque
du Soleil and movies were
innovating with comput-
er-generated graphics, vid-
eo and moving productions,
and concerts followed their
lead. Mark Fisher, the late
set designer and concert ar-
chitect, oated Tina Turner
over the stage on a robot arm.
Daft Punk took advantage of
evolving laser technology,
which made the beams far
more sophisticated than they
had been in the days of The
Who and Zeppelin.
In recent years, the big-
gest concerts have taken on
a sleek, professional feel.
U2s 360 tour, from 2009
to 2011, was almost over-
whelmingly huge, with a
bank of LEDs and colorful
lights suspended from a spi-
derlike structure in the mid-
dle of a stadium.
For her current tour, Be-
yonce eschewed elaborate
video production to erect
a wall of lights made out
of mirrors and moving x-
tures, in front of which she
oated above the audience
between two stages. Roger
Waters The Wall tour one-
upped his old mates in Pink
Floyd by integrating the
set design into the show, as
carpenters built the giant
wall throughout the perfor-
mance.
With the summer concert
season in high gear, veter-
an efects man Jimmy Page
Henderson, 67, reects on
the advances made with-
in the industry. Its totally
changed from what it used
to be. Its so complicated
now, you almost need to
have a degree to go out and
become a roadie.
CONCERTS
Continued from Page D1
Dunlap - Hobart
Wedding
Janyce Elizabeth Louise
Dunlap and William Earle
Hobart were united in
marriage on May 13, 2014 in
Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Janyce, daughter of
Deborah and Darrell
Albright of Lewisberry,
graduated from Red Land
High School (2008) and HACC
(2013), which she is still
attending to pursue her RN
degree. She is currently a
LPN at Golden Living West
Shore.
William, son of Tracey and
William Hobart of
Lewisberry, is a graduate of
Red Land High School (2004),
and is a Recon Tech for Sun
Motors, Mechanicsburg.
McCauslin 60th
Anniversary
Donald E. and Thelma
Sebastian McCauslin
celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary on May
29 with a family gathering.
Their journey through
married life was enhanced
by three children: Kathy
Cadieux, Mark McCauslin
and their late daughter,
Karen (Tee) Ulsh; 8
grandchildren and 4 great-
grandchildren - to date.
Donald retired from the
Quaker Oats Company in
Shiremanstown after 38
years, and Thelma retired as
a paralegal from the former
law firm of Arnold, Slike &
Bayley in Camp Hill after 35
years. A European trip is
planned for the Fall.
JON FURNISS, The Associated Press
Bruno Mars performs in February at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London.
Mars will perform July 12 at the Hersheypark Stadium.
CHRIS PIZZELLO, The Associated Press
Lucinda Williams performs at the 31st annual ASCAP Pop
Music Awards on April 23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel
in Los Angeles. Williams will take the stage June 10 at
the Whitaker Center. Tickets are $48.50 and $38.50.