Child prodigy Ethan Bortnick has shared the stage with some of show biz’s biggest names including Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, and Beyoncé. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Ethan Bortnick

With a world tour, televised concert, and Guinness World Record title (as The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Tour), you’d think Ethan Bortnick had decades of musical experience under his belt. At only 13 years old, the singer, composer, pianist, and entertainer is a precocious talent. Guaranteed to wow audiences, Bortnick’s show […]

Local comedians bring their improv skills to the late-night scene.

ARTS Pick: Bent Theatre

Forgo the late night reruns of your favorite variety shows for Bent Theatre’s wacky, unpredictable live improv comedy. Established in 2004, the dynamic ensemble of 25 comedians group offers a distinctive mix of styles, drawing from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Second City.” The audience is always a source, so be […]

Upbeat NOLA jammin’ from the Chickenhead Blues Band is a joyful reminder of the seasonal fun at Fridays After Five. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Chickenhead Blues Band

If you’re longing for the high energy of swank New Orleans, then spend an evening with the Chickenhead Blues Band. The five-man ensemble delivers classic blues with a funky twist and is sure to get the boogie-woogie going. Vibrant bass chords play jauntily with blissful notes of the sax, creating a musical experience hopping full […]