Concerts



"Rock On" - Genetti Manor - April 27, 2013
Concert Information

Many have been asking about the next Glass Prism event ever since The Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site Show in Philadelphia, The Scranton Cultural Shows and the Mellow Theater Show in Scranton. There has been renewed interest in The Glass Prism since the airing of the documentary on WVIA and Metrocast in September and October, 2012 of On Joy And Sorrow: The Glass Prism Story. It features the last recorded interview with engineer and producer of Poe Through The Glass Prism, the legendary inventor of the electric guitar, Les Paul. It was also screened at the Detroit Film Fest and the Philadelphia Film Fest. Now that the new double album Resurrection, which features a bonus album, Shenandoah, Sessions '73, is out and available at Gallery of Sound and FYE Stores as well as Plotkin's and Cossa's Music and Sound, we have taken the time to put together the best possible follow up to our past shows. This is a real dance and show party complete with a spectacular buffet dinner. We have taken the Edgar Allan Poe concept along with some of the most powerful classic rock anthems and dance songs to put together a show that everyone will really enjoy. You can expect lots of surprises. Special guest stars and opening act, the great powerhouse horn group, The Jeffrey James Band will bring their party with them. They will be releasing their new CD, Jukebox Heroes.

Special Note: A limited number of vinyl albums of The RCA recording "Poe Through The Glass Prism" have been found in perfect condition and never played, still wrapped in plastic since 1969. If you are interested in owning one of these classic albums please email hmi67@aol.com for information.

The Press Release will give you all the details about the show. Feel free to "Spread The Word." Just forward this to everyone on your email list, twitter, Facebook, etc. We sure would appreciate it. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you soon. If you would like to help with posters and flyers or if you have any questions just call or email us directly at 607-785-9120 or hmi67@aol.com

PRESS RELEASE / NEWS ALERT

Who: "The Glass Prism"
What: "Rock On"
Theme: Dinner Dance and CD Release Party
Where: Genetti Manor
1505 Main Street
Dickson City, PA
When: Saturday - April 27, 2013
Time: Doors Open 5 PM
Delux Buffet Dinner 6 PM 7 PM
Performance: The Glass Prism
Special Guests - The Jeffrey James Band
Tickets: Genetti Manor 570-383-0206
Plotkin's 570- 343-2429 or 800-830-7463
Joe Tutino 570-457-2808
Gallery of Sound 570-829-3603
Free Glass Prism Resurrection CD with ticket purchase
at Gallery of Sound Only - Special Promotion - While Supplies Last
For more information call 607-785-9120
Ticket Price: $39.00 VIP Seating - For the best seats call early.
$29.00 General Admission
All tickets are advance only.
No tickets will be sold day of show. Call now.
(Includes all taxes and surcharges)

"Meet and Greet" Autographs and photos available following the show.
The Glass Prism is back and debuting their new CD "Resurrection." The show will feature songs from their RCA Album, "Poe Through The Glass Prism," as well as songs from their new album on Debra Records, "Resurrection," as well as classic rock songs and great dance songs. .

It's Northeastern Pennsylvania's rock legends, RCA recording artists The Glass Prism.

The Glass Prism, the originators of progressive concept-based rock will be performing at Genetti Manor in Dickson City, PA on April 27. You don't want to miss this live performance. You can hear some new songs as well as many of your favorites, including The Raven, El Dorado, Conqueror Worm, plus lot's of classic rock hits.

Don't miss it! Saturday, April 27, at Genetti Manor. It's The Glass Prism featuring special guest stars, the powerhouse horn group, The Jeffrey James Band. This party band will get the place jumpin' with your favorite dance songs.

Be sure to stick around after the show for a special Meet and Greet with The Glass Prism and the entire cast. You don't want to miss it! There is limited seating so call now.

All seats reserved. Tickets can be purchased at Genetti Manor, Plotkin's, Gallery of Sound and from Joe Tutino. You can also contact members of the bands.


The Glass Prism
P O Box 8770
Endwell, New York 13762
1-607-785-9120
hmi67@aol.com
www.glassprismband.com

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"Resurrection: A Rock Opera" - Scranton Cultural Center
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PRESS RELEASE / NEWS ALERT

Who: "The Glass Prism"
What: "Resurrection: A Rock Opera" Starring The Glass Prism
Where: The Scranton Cultural Center
420 N.Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA
When: Sunday, October 7, 2012
Time: 7 PM
6 PM Doors Open
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com
Scranton Cultural Center Box Office
570-344-1111 Mon-Thur (10 AM - 2 PM)
OR 1-800-745-3000 (24/7)
For more information call 607-785-9120
Ticket Price: $25.00 Reserved Seating
$40.00 V I P Special Reserved Seating includes
"Meet and Greet" in the Masonic Temple Library after the show.

Proceeds to benefit the NEIU and the Arts Alive Program.

The Glass Prism is back for one night only, debuting their new show "Resurrection: A Rock Opera." The show will feature songs from their RCA Album, "Poe Through The Glass Prism," as well as songs from their new album on Debra Records, "Resurrection." You will see special clips from the documentary, "On Joy and Sorrow: The Glass Prism Story," in this multi-media presentation.

It's Northeastern Pennsylvania's rock legends, RCA recording artists The Glass Prism.

The Glass Prism, the originators of progressive concept-based rock will be performing at the historic Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton, PA, Sunday, October 7th in their third appearance since the 1970's. You don't want to miss the first live performance of "Resurrection: A Rock Opera." In the words of Edgar Allan Poe, "It is a play of hope and dreams." The story chronicles the musical journey of a young musician and a poet. You can hear some new songs as well as many of your favorites, including The Raven, El Dorado, Conqueror Worm, plus many classic rock hits.

Don't miss it! One night only, Sunday, October 7th, at The Scranton Cultural Center. It's the first ever live performance of "Resurrection: A Rock Opera," starring The Glass Prism featuring many special guest stars including Shadoe Steele, Lisa Marie Gurley, Nancy Graziano, Fran Festa, Mike Mercuri, and more.

Be sure to stick around after the concert for a special Meet and Greet with The Glass Prism and the entire cast. You don't want to miss it!

All seats reserved. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.ticketmaster.com, or The Scranton Cultural Center Box Office. For information about the Sponsorship Program email us hmi67@aol.com


The Glass Prism
P O Box 8770
Endwell, New York 13762
1-607-785-9120
hmi67@aol.com
www.glassprismband.com

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"An Evening With The Glass Prism" - Mellow Theater
Post-Concert: Reviews

Citizens' Voice review

Concert Information

PRESS RELEASE/ NEWS ALERT

Who: "The Glass Prism"
What: "An Evening With The Glass Prism"
Where: The Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College, formerly Scranton Central High School. Historic Theater. Just around the corner from the Scranton Cultural Center
501 Vine Street/ Corner of Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA
When: Sunday, May 2nd 2010
Time: 7PM Screening of the Documentary, "On Joy And Sorrow: The Glass Prism Story"
8 PM Live Reunion Concert with The Glass Prism (New Show filled with surprises)
Following the concert will be a "meet and greet."
Tickets: www.etix.com
Gallery of Sound Locations at
Fashion Mall Dickson City and
Monday Street Wilkes-Barre
Mellow Theater Box Office
570-961-7874 877-346-3552
For more information call 570-829-3603 or 800-836-1691
Ticket Price: $25.50 Reserved Seating

They're back for one night only debuting their documentary"On Joy And Sorrow: The Glass Prism Story", it's Northeastern Pennsylvania's rock - n - roll legends, RCA recording artists The Glass Prism. The Glass Prism, the originators of progressive concept based rock will be performing at The Mellow Theater in Scranton, PA, Sunday May 2nd in their second appearance since the 1970's. You don't want to miss the screening of this documentary that chronicles the journey of The Glass Prism's rise to fame followed by a live performance where you can hear all your favorite songs including The Raven, El Dorado, Conquer Worm and classic rock hits. Don't miss it! One night only, Sunday May 2nd at the Mellow Center. It's the screening of The Glass Prism Documentary followed by a live performance from RCA Recoding artist The Glass Prism. Make sure to hand out after the concert for a meet and greet with The Glass Prism. You don't want to miss it! All seats reserved. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.etix.com, The Glallery of Sound and The Mellow Theater Box office. This is a Magnum Productions and Gallery of Sound Presentation.

www.glassprismband.com
www.myspace.com/glassprism

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"Reunion Concert" - Scranton Cultural Center
Post-Concert: a message from Glass Prism
Well it's been a month since the Show and we are still getting responses, best wishes and encouragement just about every day. It's truly amazing. We can't tell you how grateful we are to everyone involved with the show, everyone who helped out, everyone who participated in some way, and of course everyone who attended. There were also those who could not attend for personal reasons, distance, commitments, etc. but still contacted us on the day of the show through email, calls, etc. to wish us the best.

HOW DID THIS REUNION EVER HAPPEN? You know, for The El Caminoes, The Glass Prism, Shenandoah, the days of our youth will always be remembered as pretty good times. We got to play music, make people happy, be creative. Here was this opportunity to "DO IT AGAIN, AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE MAKE SOMEONE SMILE." We looked out into the audience and sure enough, we saw the smiles. What a moment in time. It will stay in our minds forever.

In October of 2007 we went to Philadelphia for the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic site and did our first show in over 3 decades after just 8 rehearsals. This 60 minute show was a pretty good trial run for bringing The Glass Prism back to the stage at the Scranton Cultural Center. The plan was to do a full 90 plus minute show. This show would take months to prepare, choosing material, concepts, arrangements, etc.

We understand the show lasted 2 hours and 6 minutes. That was approximately what we calculated it to be.
Every song was chosen specifically. Every arrangement was thought out. Harmonies were developed. We weren't trying to copy but to enhance. We hoped our efforts would pay off. We aimed high.

We just want to really say "thank you" to everybody connected with the event. It was our first time together on the stage at The Scranton Cultural Center in exactly 40 years. To pull this off we needed help and support from our family, friends and our great fans.

A very special thanks to everyone who attended the event and made us feel welcome.

The following list are some of the people that we feel played a big role in our "comeback." We hope that we wont forget anyone.

Starting with The Philly show, we really want to thank those connected with the EAP National Historic Site for helping to plant the seed. Helen Mc Kenna-Uff and staff. Sharon Knoeff and staff from the German Society Theater. Stephen Demczuk from the Baltimore Washington Beer works, one of our sponsors. They make The Raven Beer. Sponsor, Bella Vista of Philadelphia. Sponsor, Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

Mike Soltis - Our biggest fan. Mike is currently in charge of the really cool Glass Prism T-shirts.

Some of the media folks :

Josh Mc Auliffe - The Scranton Times Tribune - Interview
Vinny Martell - Of Vanilla Fudge and WNJC - Interview
Shadoe Steel - The world famous. - Interview
Daniel's and Webster - Interview
Jude in the Morning - Interview
Electric City - Interview
Weekender - Interview
Citizens Voice - Sponsor
Channel 16 - Sponsor
Comcast - Sponsor
Lamar - Sponsor and Glass Prism Banners and Billboards
Mac Signs Systems - Sponsor
Solid Cactus - Sponsor
Rock Street - Sound Company
Harry West - The Legend - Emcee
Kristen of Rock 107 - Emcee
The Kool Brothers - Opening Act
Bistocci's - Brenda and staff - Catering
Everyone at the Scranton Cultural Center - Matt Flynn, John Cardoni, Debi, Pat, Laurie, Carlee, and staff. Thanks to John and Matt for inviting us to perform once again at this great and historic venue.
Salle Productions - Bob Ross - Producing Glass Prism Documentary. Working title "On Joy And Sorrow"
Post Sputnik Productions Matt and Sarah - Producing Glass Prism Documentary
Robin Mott from Horizon Management, Inc. - Concert Promotion
Joe Cheese, Donny, (former roadies) - Everything necessary.
Jesse Wells - Our web master.

We probably have missed some people but we are grateful to everyone that helped out in any way and especially for the moral support.

It was so great to be back home. We're so glad that so many of you could join us. We had a chance to relive some of those "Tender Years", those "Glory Days". We are so glad that we had the opportunity to perform again and that so many could share the moment with us.

Your kind words mean so much to us. You all are our inspiration.

Question: Will there be more?
Answer: Keep watching.

Our love to all.

The Glass Prism
Rick Richards, Augie Christiano, Lou Cossa, Tom Varano

 

Pictures from the Concert

Click here and select the album "Scranton Reunion Concert 2008".

 

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Concert Poster

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Who: "The Glass Prism"
What: "Reunion Concert"
Where: The Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA
When: Saturday, June 7th 2008
Time: 8pm
Tickets: (888) 669-8966 (570) 344-1111

Live, on stage for one night only, appearing in concert at the Scranton Cultural Center, it is the long awaited for Reunion of RCA Recording Artist, The Glass Prism. The Glass Prism, one of the originators or progressive-concept based rock, will be taking you back in time and into the future on Saturday, June 7th at 8pm. You'll hear all of your favorite songs from the album "Poe Through The Glass Prism" including "The Raven," "El Dorado," and "Conqueror Worm."

Come and be a part of history in the making. A documentary is being filmed about the history of The Glass Prism, including the time they spent recording with the legendary engineer, producer and inventor of the electric guitar, Les Paul.

After a 37 year hiatus, Sallie Vision of Jim Thorpe, PA and Postsputnick Productions of Allentown, PA will be filming The Glass Prism reunion concert. The footage will be featured in the documentary. This event is a must see!

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2007 Reunion Concert in Philadelphia
Post-Concert: a message from Glass Prism

To Family, Friends and Fans,

We just want to say "thank you" to everybody connected with the event. It was our first time together on stage in over 36 years and to pull this off we needed help and support from our family and friends.

A special thanks to everyone who attended the event and made us feel welcome:

Helen Mc Kenna-Uff - Helen from the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site and with the Friends of Poe Society did a fabulous job as Edgar Allen Poe as well as helping to organize the event. Without Helen there would not have been an event.

Renee DeMarco - Renee opened the show with Lenore and did a great job.

The GS9's - They are also from the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site and did a great job warming up the audience.

Sharon Knoeff, Hardy and Helga from the German Society of Pennsylvania welcomed us into their theater and made us feel comfortable. Just a great setting for our performance.

Bob Ross - Bob is a producer from Saille Vision and was kind enough to begin filming a documentary on The Glass Prism which will be completed some time in the not to distant future.

Jim Rising - Jim is from radio station WDMT 102.3 The Mountain in Scranton PA. He produced the commercial that you can hear on www.myspace.com/glassprism It was aired many times. The Mountain also played songs from the Poe Through The Glass Prism album.

Stephen Demczuk - Stephen is from the Baltimore Washington Beer Works. They make The Raven Beer and Stephen and his distributor, Bella Vista in Philadelphia (thanks to Jordan for delivering the cases) were kind enough to give away bottles of The Raven Beer to everyone of age at the show. You can link to their web sites through ours.

Mike Soltis - Mike made transportation arrangements to bus many fans from the Scranton area. He also was supportive in many other ways.

Jack Mead - Jack of Main Street Music Store in Scranton took the time to help sell tickets.

Sammy Devita - Sammy of Sarno and Sons in Scranton was kind enough to sponsor us and outfit us by special arrangement.

Josh Mc Auliffe - Josh is the writer from the Scranton Times Tribune who spent time interviewing us and did a great piece which made the cover of the Entertainment Section. You can read it on our web site: http://www.glassprilsmband.com

Vinny Martell - Vinny of The Vanilla Fudge and WNJC interviewed Augie on his program Rock America which aires every Tuesday at 6 PM. He stretched a scheduled 5 minute interview into a half hour including playing 3 Glass Prism songs.

Jon Weeks - Jon did a great job with short notice on the artwork for the event poster.

Joe Cheese, Donny,(former roadies) Bob,(new roadie) for transportation, set up and break down. Donny also worked the follow spot and Joe worked the door. Joe and Bob also transported equipment.

Robin Mott - Robin helped with promotion, worked the door and gave moral support. She also pulled off a miracle with the Philadelphia Fun Guide and much more.

Billy and Walter(former roadies) for moral support.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days - Thanks to their staff for sponsoring our show. To find out more about this organization you can link to their site through ours.

Jesse Wells - Our web master.

We want to thank all our family and friends, the fans, old and new, who came from PA, NJ, NY, MD, DC, VA, etc. to be with us on this very special night. To those who have commented on our blog or Frank Luruso's web site, thanks.
Your kind words mean a lot to us. You are our inspiration.

To those that are asking, "what's next." Stay tuned.

Our love to all,

The Glass Prism
Augie Christiano, Rick Richards, Louie Cossa, Tom Varano

 

Pictures from the Concert

Click here and select the album "Philly Reunion Concert 2007".

 

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