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Garibaldi Live: Really. Freakin’. Awesome.

The Crest Theater will soon be filled with adoring and screaming Garibaldi fans once more. On October 26, performing live at the Crest Theatre will be the Sacramento native and world famous performance artist, David Garibaldi.

Garibaldi’s works are known for wowing crowds. The artist travels nationwide and overseas to showcase his talents on something as simple as an empty canvas.

Music feeds into his performances and crowds go wild. Many admiring fans guess and wonder what the painting will be when he is finished, but they are always astounded and amazed. Once he has your attention, that’s it – you’re hooked.

Garibaldi has created everything from the King of Pop to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. His portraits include Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, Jimi Hendrix, Audrey Hepburn and even Mickey Mouse, just to name a few.

When asked how he is able to work so hard, but make it look so easy, Garibaldi answered, “The hardest part of my job would be all the preparation that goes into a show… I am the artist, but I am still incredibly hands on and I have a vision that I want to come across.”

Of course, with any performance, practice makes perfect. The time and effort that it takes for creating just one show is incredible.

Garibaldi Live is one of many shows and performances that Garibaldi has done in Sacramento. Having Sacramento as a hometown, he is devoted to somehow “give back” to his community.

“Sacramento is my hometown and I have planted roots here.”

Garibaldi has given so many great things to the city of Sacramento. He painted a fan-inspired “beHeard” mural at the corner of J and 20th, and he created the well known under-the-sea mural on a small apartment building on N street. It is refreshing to see someone rise to stardom and still be so humble and grateful, an attribute than many star performers have lost.

Garibaldi Live will feature opening acts such as musicians Stevie Nader and Wesley Avery. David’s charismatic performance will surely be in attendance with this new amazing show. He describes the show as a “whole new experience with over the top production, different theatrical elements [and] the largest painting I have done on stage yet.”

When asked how he would describe Garibaldi Live in three words or less, he replied, “Really. Freakin.’ Awesome.”

Garibaldi’s shows always provide something for all age groups. If you have yet to see him live, he will inspire you to create. Garibaldi Live takes place on October 26, 2011 at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, Calif.

For more information, visit www.garibaldiarts.com. To purchase tickets, please visit www.tickets.com

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