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Performance by Synthesizer Pioneer Music :: Electronic also Art :: Film
Performance by Synthesizer Pioneer
7:00 PM
The Roxy
Documentary "The Ballad of Don Lewis: The Untold Story of a Synthesizer Pioneer" & Live Performance by Don Lewis to follow with presentation by producer Ned Augustenborg.

Don Lewis gained iconic status in San Francisco’s live music scene during the 1970s and 1980s while performing on the LEO (Live Electronic Orchestra), an interactive network of synthesizers and sound modules that Lewis designed and engineered, that eventually proved to be more than a decade ahead of its time. Earlier in his career, Lewis was based in Los Angeles where his pioneering efforts in the world of Electronic Music lead to work with The Beach Boys, Quincy Jones, Billy Preston, Marvin Hamlisch, Sergio Mendes and Michael Jackson.

But after years of success as a live performer in San Francisco, Lewis was abruptly labeled a “national enemy” of the Musicians Union. Picketing of his performances soon followed which halted Lewis’s ability to continue making a living as a musician, fueled mostly by the Musicians Union’s fears regarding the advancement of electronic instrumentation. Don Lewis personified those fears.

Rotary Night at the Movies is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Missoula. The Ballad of Don Lewis is a special one-night only “sneak preview” event to support END POLIO NOW, Rotary International’s program to eradicate polio in the world. The event takes place at The Roxy Theater, 7 pm, Saturday, November 9. Tickets are $100 per person, $90 of which is a tax deductible contribution. Appetizers and beverages will be served before the film. Program includes introduction by producer Ned Augustenborg and a special live performance by Don Lewis, as well as an autographed movie poster for each attendee.
Learn more: www.theballadofdonlewis.com • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Lewis_(musician) •
• www.rotary.org\polio • www.missoularotary.org
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Age Group: All Ages
Address: 718 S Higgins Ave Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-9380

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