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Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC), under the direction of Artistic Director Bill Yee, presents the annual Beatlemania Singalong featuring Mark Carter and Chef Yee at 7 p.m. Sunday Jan. 15, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra. All Beatlemanics are encouraged to bring their acoustic guitars, tamborines, drum sticks, and voices. Admission is free.
Mark Carter has been working as a musician and entertainer in Southern California since 1973. As a guitarist, he has played with Al Jarreau, Dave Koz, David Foster, Roger Williams, Glen Campbell, Englebert Humperdink, Lee Greenwood, and featured many times with the Crystal Cathedral Orchestra.
Smooth as Silk is his latest CD featuring contemporary jazz greats Greg Adams, Jeff Kashiwa, and Tim Redfield. Jazz Internet radio stations play Mr. Carter’s music around the world daily. A well-regarded session player, he has recorded music for Royal Viking Cruise Lines, Disneyland, The Hollywood Palladium, Hot Spots Music Library, KDOC-TV, and American Cable TV.
Mr. Carter has taught guitar at various schools throughout Southern California and has played for many years in the worship band at his home church, Christ Lutheran. He has been the lead musician for the Beatlemania Singalong for the past three years.
Chef Yee is a founding director of the Alhambra Performing Arts Center and has led the popular community outreach program located at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church for the past 10 years as the artistic director. He was the lead guitarist in several Brooklyn, New York, rock bands starting in 1964 after studying the violin with a performance in Carnegie Hall at age 12 in 1962. When the Beatles entered the music scene, he taught himself the guitar and became an early follower.
As a chef, Mr. Yee has several noted accomplishments, including the current Chef d’Omelette at the Langham five-Star Hotel (formerly Ritz Carlton) in Pasadena, president of the Le Cordon Bleu Alumni Association, Sous Chef for the past three years at the internationally renowned Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga., owner of LA Omelet and Belgium Waffle catering service, contract chef with the Katzburg Co. NYC for the Breeder’s Cup hosted by Bobby Flay, culinary judge for local and national events, guest speaker, and guest chef instructor.
He now brings in Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs to provide free refreshments at his monthly APAC concerts.
APAC is a member of the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenters and a member of the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments are by Le Cordon Bleu trained chef Mario Bolanos and crew.
Free-will donations are accepted during intermission. Seating is limited and first come, first served.