Clarence McDonald & Evolution -- In Concert at El Portal Theatre in Hollywood, CA

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Clarence McDonald & Evolution - In Concert Saturday, August 2, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 3:00 p.m. El Portal Theatre 5269 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91602

My goal is to make sure we all have a great time

After four decades of producing, writing, arranging and accompanying the best in the business, pianist Clarence McDonald has finally taken center stage. McDonald is credited with creating some of the most memorable music of our time. His production, writing, and arranging credits include collaborations with The Emotions, Patti Labelle, Michael Lington, Johnny Mathis, Billy Preston, Stanley Turrentine, David T. Walker, Deniece Williams, Nancy Wilson and Bill Withers.

As a keyboardist comfortable playing all genres of music, McDonald has recorded with a long list of music legends including Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Hall & Oates, The Jackson Five, Carole King, Seals & Crofts, James Taylor, Barbra Streisand, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Linda Ronstadt and The Carpenters.

More than just an evening of amazing musical entertainment, McDonald weaves a fascinating anthology of LA's recording industry throughout the performance, sharing stories and images of friends and fellow artists. "How Sweet It Is" (J. Taylor), "Best of My Love" (The Emotions), "Sara Smile" (Hal & Oates), "Summer Breeze" (Seals & Crofts) and "Lovely Day" (B. Withers) will be some of the songs he will perform with Evolution at the El Portal Theatre ( / (866) 811-4111 / (818) 508-4200) on August 2 & 3, 2008. "My goal is to make sure we all have a great time", McDonald says.

McDonald will be tastefully accompanied by the equally talented members of Evolution: Matt Dahlgren - guitar; Mari Ishida - keyboards, Steve Stephens - drums and vocals; Rick Taylor- bass and vocals and Louis Van Taylor - woodwinds and percussion.

Tickets are $55.00 - $65.00. A $10.00 discount on each ticket purchased prior to July 15, 2008. Promotional code: MAC Note: Use this code (MAC) when buying tickets on-line or by phone / / (866) 811-4111 or (818) 508-4200.

Don't forget to visit Clarence on the web at and be sure to drop him a line.


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