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Back By Popular Demand...It's "Yesterday Once More": Top Of The World: A Carpenters Tribute Is Coming To Aventura With Holiday Classics

July 18, 2023

Who can forget the music of the Carpenters? The popular brother/sister duo of the 70's and early 80's gave us some of the most unforgettable ballads and melodic pop songs of all time. By popular demand...It's "Yesterday Once More" when Debbie Taylor and her 7 piece band bring the unforgettable, exquisite music of The Carpenters in this return engagement in Aventura.

Special for this year, this program will include all the classic Carpenters hits plus your Holiday Favorites to kick the season off early. The warmth and tone of Debbie's vocals are so reminiscent of Karen Carpenter, at times you'll think you're listening to Karen herself!

Debbie started her career on stage at the age of 7 performing in Children’s theater. After directing numerous productions in children and community theater, her career path led her to the world of professional singing. For the past 20 years, she has been the owner and leader of ‘The Debbie Taylor Band’, a wedding, corporate, and private party band, as well as opening numerous times for Barry Gibb. The music of the Carpenters has always been close to Debbie’s heart. That sweet spot at the low end of her contralto range is a comfortable fit for singing Karen’s songs.

With her passion for the music of the Carpenters, Debbie Taylor has captured the hearts of audiences around the world. Her tribute show, "Top of The World: A Carpenters Tribute," has been a hit wherever it's performed, and now it's back by popular demand in Aventura this November.

The Carpenters, composed of Karen and Richard Carpenter, achieved enormous success with their unique sound and heartfelt lyrics. Their songs spoke to people's emotions, and their harmonies were simply enchanting. Even though Karen Carpenter tragically passed away at a young age, their music continues to resonate with fans old and new.

Debbie Taylor and her talented 7 piece band have worked tirelessly to recreate the magic of the Carpenters' music. The attention to detail is remarkable, from the carefully crafted arrangements to the faithful reproduction of the instrumentation. But what truly sets Debbie apart is her ability to channel Karen Carpenter's vocals with astonishing accuracy. Her voice captures the warmth, richness, and vulnerability that made Karen's singing so special.

For those lucky enough to attend the show in Aventura, it will be an unforgettable experience. The evening will be filled with all the classic Carpenters hits that we know and love. Songs like "Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun," and "Rainy Days and Mondays" will transport the audience back to a time when the Carpenters ruled the airwaves.

But that's not all. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, Debbie and her band will also perform a selection of holiday favorites. Imagine hearing "Merry Christmas, Darling" or "Sleigh Ride" performed live with the same passion and tenderness that Karen Carpenter brought to these beloved songs. It's sure to be a joyous celebration that will leave everyone in the holiday spirit.

Debbie Taylor's journey to becoming a premier Carpenters tribute artist is rooted in her lifelong love for music. Starting at a young age, she honed her skills on the stage, performing in children's theater and later directing productions in various community theaters. Her talent and dedication eventually led her to a career in professional singing.

For the past two decades, Debbie has been the driving force behind "The Debbie Taylor Band," a highly sought-after wedding, corporate, and private party band. Her versatile vocal range and magnetic stage presence have earned her a reputation as one of the best performers in the industry. She has even had the honor of opening for legendary artist Barry Gibb, further cementing her status as a musical powerhouse.

However, it is the music of the Carpenters that holds a special place in Debbie's heart. Singing Karen Carpenter's songs allows her to tap into a depth of emotion and expressiveness that resonates deeply with audiences. Her contralto range perfectly complements Karen's vocal style, making her a natural fit for the role.

Meet The Band

Paul Stewart has been a professional musician for more than 40 years. He is an amazingly diverse guitarist who can play in almost any genre of music. Although guitar is his main instrument, he also plays the electric bass, keyboards, and just about anything that has strings.

Felix Gomez graduated from the University of Miami with a Masters of Music in 2008. He has won several awards including; The National Dean’s List, Best Soloist, and Best Composition at the North Texas Jazz Festival, and Outstanding Band Performance in the Downbeat Student Music Award.

Ross Goldman is a native South Floridian raised in a musical family. Playing in a variety of situations throughout childhood contributed to his extensive familiarity in most genres of music. This gave him an appreciation for performing on multiple instruments including saxophones, flute, clarinet, piano, bass, and drums.

Jack Ciano has performed in every facet of the music business. In the music industry he is considered an eclectic musician whose talents are always in demand.

Rafael Valencia is an electric bass instructor and conductor of the salsa ensemble at Miami Dade College (Kendall Campus). Rafael has performed with a wide variety of Latin artists including; Celia Cruz, Marisela Verena, Tito Puente, Luis Enrique, Ismael Miranda, Willie Chirino, Lissette, Raul DiBlasio, Olga Guillot, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Maria Marta Serralima, Nelson Ned, Braulio, Angela Carrasco, Suzi Lemans, Carlos Oliva, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Lucero, and Julio Iglesias.

Alvaro Rosario, better known as ‘Al’, has been singing for the South Florida music scene for the past 18 years. He began his musical career in the United States Army singing in the Fort Benning Infantry chorus. He has traveled across the United States during his military term singing for Generals, military hospitals, and various community functions.

Diana Hernandez has been involved in music her entire life. She has been singing background vocals and playing trumpet for many years. She is an ardent music lover with a diverse interest in all genres. She is a fan of the Carpenters and has always enjoyed their music. This is a project of love and passion for incredible music and to be shared with my fellow Carpenters fans.

As November approaches, anticipation builds for "Top of The World: A Carpenters Tribute." Fans in Aventura and beyond eagerly await the chance to experience the timeless music of the Carpenters once again. It's a testament to the enduring legacy of Karen and Richard Carpenter that their songs continue to captivate audiences and inspire new generations of musicians.

So mark your calendars and get ready to be transported back in time. Join Debbie Taylor and her exceptional band as they pay homage to the Carpenters' musical genius. Sing along to the hits, embrace the holiday spirit, and relish in the nostalgia that comes with hearing these beloved songs live. It's an opportunity you won't want to miss. "Top of The World: A Carpenters Tribute" is back, and it's sure to be a night to remember in Aventura.

The band will be performing Saturday, November 18th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at the Aventura Cultural Center.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at: - By phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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