WHEN: June 28, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: Legends Studios – 4403 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA
Memb/Students $25.00 / Non-Memb $40.00
Charles Fox began his career playing the piano, composing and arranging for such salsa legends as Ray Barretto, Joe Quijano and Tito Puente, as well as writing theme music and arrangements for Skitch Henderson and the Tonight Show Orchestra. which he received two Emmy Awards.
He has composed the musical scores for over 100 motion pictures and television films including “Barbarella”, “Nine to Five”, “Goodbye Columbus”, and “Foul Play” for which he received one of his two Academy Award nominations. The other was for the film “The Other Side of the Mountain”. Among his popular songs are “Ready to Take a Chance Again,” “I Got a Name,” and “Killing Me Softly with His Song,” for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Song of the year. His TV shows and theme songs include “The Love Boat”, “Happy Days”, “Laverne and Shirley”, “Wonder Woman”, “The Paper Chase”, “Wide World of Sports”, “Monday Night Football” and “Love American Style, for which he received two Emmy Awards.
Charles has composed the music for hundreds of songs. Among the many legendary and diverse recording artists who have recorded his songs are Roberto Flack, Sarah Vaughn, Barry Manilow, Jim Croce, Fred Astaire, Luther Vandross, Johnny Cash, Lena Horne, George Shearing, The Boston Pops, Jack Jones, Tito Puente, Goldie Hawn, Carly Simon, Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey, Crystal Gayle, Lori Lieberman, Sergio Mendes, Maureen McGovern, Olivia Newton John, Lauryn Hill & The Fugees, and Ice T. which he received two Emmy Awards.Among his works for theater, in collaboration with lyricist Norman Gimbel, are “The Eleventh”, starring Shelly Berman, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” starring Cleavon Little and Mare Winningham. In collaboration with Hal David, he has composed the musicals “The Chosen” based on the book by Chaim Potok, and “The Turning Point” based on that 20th Century Fox film. Other song collaborators include Paul Williams, Bob Crewe, David Zippel, Sammy Cahn, Carly Simon, Carole Bayer Sager and Marilyn and Alan Bergman. which he received two Emmy Awards.In addition to his popular works, Charles has composed music for the concert hall and ballet. Charles was inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame in 2004. He was awarded Lifetime Achievement awards from the Society of Composers and Lyricists and from BMI and is a Governor of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His recording of Happy Days as is seen in the opening titles of the show was inducted into the Smithsonian Museum in Washington and is on permanent display next to the Fonz’s jacket.
Gayle Levant has been known as a legendary Hollywood Harpist for almost 5 decades. Her prolific career includes literally thousands of engagements including performing for top films ( Titanic, The Bucket List, Up.), TV shows (Happy Days, Lost, The Simpsons), records ( Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, The Carpenters) and live performances for world-class artists (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Josh Groban)…. and more!