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Aladdin increasingly sought out by performers

by: Eric Norberg

While some elaborate music shows involve huge casts of musicians, squads of personnel, and elaborate sets - requiring high ticket prices, and giant venues - some performers now strip their show down to the basics, and seek more intimate showcases.

The latter, more and more, are booking into Brooklyn's 'Aladdin Theater' on Milwaukie Avenue at S.E. Powell.

A case in point: Famed singer-songwriter Richard Marx ('Right Here Waiting For You'), whose entire cast and equipment is in this photo. He delighted a sold-out crowd with an engaging 2-hour solo show on February 24th.