Artie Butler is one of the most respected composers and arrangers in the music business. He has been involved in every phase of the music industry: composing, arranging, conducting, producing, supervising and playing. He has arranged over 75 hit records and played on hundreds of other recordings, and has been awarded over 60 gold and platinum albums. His arrangement and featured piano work on the hit record “Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker remain a true classic in American pop music and rock ‘n’ roll. From “Copacabana” (Barry Manilow) to “Here’s To Life” (Barbra Streisand), from “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” (Dionne Warwick) to “What A Wonderful World” (Louis Armstrong), Artie will take guests on a five-decade journey through the hits that shaped his career as one of the most respected arrangers and composers in the music business.
Artie has worked with the best of the best including Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, Joe Cocker, Bernadette Peters, Neil Diamond, Natalie Cole, Neil Sedaka, Lou Rawls, Liza Minelli, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Julio Iglesias, Bob Dylan, Bobby Darin, B.B. King, Dinah Washington, Engelbert Humperdink, Shirley Bassey, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Jones, Count Basie & His Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, Andy Williams, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Eartha Kitt, O.C. Smith, Billy Preston, Van Morrison, Carol Burnett, Dusty Springfield, Stephen Bishop, Anne Murray, Al Hirt, Joe Williams, Errol Garner, Roger Williams, Frankie Laine, Rita Coolidge, Helen Reddy, Tony Orlando, Vikki Carr, The Fifth Dimension, Janis Ian, Stan Getz and Roberto Carlos, among many others.
One of the most prolific people in the music business, Artie has scored numerous TV films and series, radio and TV commercials and has been musical director for many TV specials and events such as “The 1989 Special Olympics,”“The 1990 Goodwill Games” for Turner Broadcasting, and “The 2000 Republican National Convention.” His movies include “What’s Up Doc” and “For Pete’s Sake” starring Barbra Streisand, “The Rescuers” animated feature for Walt Disney Studios, “Rafferty And The Gold Dust Twins,” “O’Hara’s Wife,” “The Love Machine,” “At Long Last Love” and “The Harrad Experiment.”
Artie received a GRAMMY nomination for his arrangement of “I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again” for Dionne Warwick, and is a three-time Emmy nominee, including a nomination for his outstanding work as composer and music supervisor on the CBS mini-series “Sinatra” based on the life of Frank Sinatra. Artie traveled as arranger and musical conductor for Neil Sedaka, Peggy Lee and Joe Williams. He also conducted at the White House for presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and George H. Bush as well as for the Royal Family in London with Peggy Lee.
Tickets range in price from $39 to $59 and can be purchased by visiting www.TheSmithCenter.com,
by calling 702.749.2000 or in-person at The Smith Center box office. The show is produced by Glist Entertainment, Inc.
About Glist Entertainment, Inc.
Producers Alan and Kathi Glist (Glist Entertainment, Inc.) began their theatrical producing career with Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, The King & I and The Rothschilds. They followed with their Off Broadway sensation I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change.
Some of their favorite Broadway productions are The Glass Menagerie and 9 to 5 The Musical, written by Dolly Parton and starring Megan Hilty (NBC’s SMASH), Allison Janney (The West Wing) and Stephanie J. Block (Wicked); Ring of Fire, the Johnny Cash Musical; La Cage aux Folles, for which they won two Tony Awards, including Best Revival; and Glen Gary Glen Ross, starring Al Pacino. One of their favorite Off Broadway productions was I Love You Because.
Alan and Kathi are very proud of their production of The Bronx Wanderers now performing at Harrah’s and their new show: Thomas John Celebrity Psychic Medium which recently opened at Caesars Palace.
As Co-Founders in GFour Productions, in 2001 Kathi and Alan produced what later became the Off Broadway sensation Menopause The Musical®, and have been proudly producing this phenomenon ever since. This show has now been seen by nearly 15 million people worldwide. It has played over 5,500 performances (over 14 years) in Las Vegas and is now the longest running musical in Las Vegas history! Menopause The Musical® has played in more than 450 cities throughout North America and 15 countries. It has been translated into nine languages.
Alan spent 30 years in the men’s clothing industry as President & CEO of Alan Stuart (which he started at 21 years old), a well-known clothing manufacturer, selling to over 3,000 stores internationally. Alan also owned 12 Baron’s men’s clothing stores in Florida. In 1991 he acquired the successful men’s clothing chain of stores, Harris & Frank, from Hugo Boss, with stores in major malls throughout Southern California and Las Vegas.
Before becoming a successful theatrical producer, Kathi spent many years as an educator. She is proud to be one of the originators and developers of the first national Mommy and Me program, which started at Nova Southeastern University.
Alan and Kathi were thrilled to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary this past summer. Their proudest productions are their two daughters, Taryn and Tiffany, and their grandchildren: Eden, Bodhi, Dane and Evyn, and they are blessed with two fabulous sons-in-law, Eddy and Michael. Family and friends are the most important thing in Alan and Kathi’s lives! They love to present productions that can help make a difference in the lives of others.
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