- $12 for one ticket to see Rondi Charleston (up to $24.50 value)
- When: Saturday, January 17, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts
- Seating: main floor
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click to view the seating chart
- Who Rondi Charleston is: just your run-of-the-mill Juilliard-trained jazz vocalist who has earned an Emmy and Peabody Award for her journalism work at ABC News Primetime Live
- Where her roots are: Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood
- Her first brush with jazz: her father was a jazz pianist who took her to meet Duke Ellington
- Her first hot story in the news world: exposing a train-crash cover-up by the Metropolitan Transit Authority
- How Jazz Times describes her: “a songwriter whose poetic, narrative, and compositional skills are comparable to such modern masters as Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon”
- What Will Crutchfield of the New York Times calls her: “utterly delightful!”
- Her latest album: Signs of Life, which hung out on the Jazz Week charts for 10 weeks and helped countless doctors remember what to check for before declaring their patients dead
Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts
At the turn of the 20th century, Red Wing businessman Theodore B. Sheldon decided that a portion of his estate should be bestowed on his home city for the public benefit. Four years later in 1904, the opulent T. B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium opened its doors to the era's traveling shows and Impressionist painters. Within 30 years, however, the stock market had crashed, the medium of film was growing, and the theater had to adapt. The Sheldon was converted into a cinema in 1936, and while it remained operational for the next few decades, its glory began to fade. Luckily, a group of concerned citizens stepped in, determined to return the venue to its original splendor. Today, the building has been fully restored to its 1904 design, although ghosts have been politely asked to leave.