House of Blues Entertainment LLC is a chain of 13 live music concert halls and restaurants in major markets throughout the United States. House of Blues’ first location, in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, was opened in 1992 by Isaac Tigrett, co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe, and Dan Aykroyd, co-star of the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
The House of Blues grew out of founder Isaac Tigrett’s love for the unique American art form known as the “the Blues”. Weaned on this music during his early childhood in Tennessee, one of Isaac’s goals was to introduce the world to the music of the rural south, including the Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Roots-based Rock & Roll.
The very first House of Blues opened its doors in a converted historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992 and is home to live music, original folk art, and delta-inspired cuisine. The House of Blues is dedicated to educating and celebrating the history of Southern Culture and African American artistic contributions to music and art.
Steeped in tradition of the South, many of the artifacts and items represented in the House of Blues have historical significance. Their “Crazy Quilt” stage curtains pay respect to the enslaved Africans who used the Underground Railroad as a passage to freedom. The “Jacob’s Ladder” pattern is an example of this.
These curtains that cover every stage at their venues have been constructed in a free-form-abstract arrangement and took over one thousand hours to complete. Under every stage in the House of Blues is a metal box filled with Delta Mississippi mud. This box is welded to the structure on the stage to ensure that every artist has the roots and the spirit of the South planted beneath their feet.
Their art collection is almost entirely comprised of Folk, Outsider, and Self-Taught artwork and we refer to this style as the “Visual Blues.” Currently, the House of Blues is the largest curator of Outsider Art in the world.
The House of Blues is committed to serving the community. From feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving Day before opening to the public to its grass-roots efforts to find and support local artists, the House of Blues is more than a place for music and food.
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering unity and creating opportunity through music. Music Forward educates youth about the role of music and culture in social change; invests in music education programs; creates performance opportunities for young and emerging musicians; and inspires young people with practical experience in the music industry.
Please visit www.hobmusicforward.org to learn more.
Society’s Choice was very excited to attend the live performance of our very own member Dalal Bruchmann, who performed live at the Viper Room with her band. Dalal’s performance was outstanding despite technical difficulties. Dalal is a Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Actress and VFX Artist.
Dalal’s passion for acting, singing and modeling began in Austria, following a long a line of Artists, Composers and Musician. Dalal is a direct descendant of Franz Seraph von Bruchmann, lyricist for world-renowned composer Franz Schubert, and her mother, Maria Harmony, a painter and actress in the Shakespeare Theatre.
A certified musical and artistic prodigy, she was adamant to learn to play both the violin and piano by age four and started composing her own scores at age five. At age nine, she attended the Mozarteum Master Class Chamber days in Oberschuetzen, Austria and later toured with the Leoben Musical Orchestra through Austria and Germany during the summer months of 1999 till 2004.
Dalal’s international appeal has landed her a starring role in the upcoming feature film, “Into the Darkness,” where she plays Katelyn, a young girl that gets lost in a cave with her three friends, which co-stars Mischa Barton and Kiowa Gordon (“Twilight” saga). Dalal has since been on the cover of Magazines all over the world; Dstripped Magazine in Canada and the United States, The Grazer in Austria, Monat in Austria and Germany and the Inspirational Woman Magazine in the United Kingdom. She was also a cover model for various Billboards in Austria and Germany.
Dalal just won the Akademia Music Award for her song “Suddenly” in the category BEST POP SONG, she also won Best Singer/Songwriter for her song “I will be here”.
Her Single “SUPERMAN” written for the documentary HAIR was nominated for a HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARD 2014.
“Music, Sound, Performing and Visual Arts brought meaning for me to the chaos in this world, it gave me a way to look beyond our world’s conventions and perceive it as something extraordinary.”
~ Dalal Bruchmann
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