In addition to being a talented musician and actor, Desi currently operates the Boulder City Ballet Company and the Historic Boulder Theatre with his wife, Amy, who recently authored The Magic Tutu. From 2002-2007 Desi served as Vice President of the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy in Jamestown, New York.
Desi was part of a successful 1960’s teen band, Dino, Desi & Billy, and later co-starred opposite his mother and sister in.
A celebration of the Latin music craze of the 40s and 50s as seen through the music of the Desi Arnaz orchestra, both Desi Arnaz Jr. and sister, Lucie, star in the show The Miami Herald calls, “the enlightening, entertaining exploration of all things Arnaz.” Said the paper’s critic of Desi’s performance: “Desi Arnaz, Jr. is, in fact, a fabulous percussionist who marches to his own drummer: Somehow, though he begins the show wearing a white dinner jacket like the rest of the band, he ends it in a polo shirt and baseball cap, without missing a beat.”
Ricci, Desi and Billy: Live from Boulder City (2001)
The second live album from Ricci Martin, Desi Arnaz Jr., & Billy Hinsche and their All-Star Band and was recorded at Desi’s Historic Boulder Theatre in Boulder City, Nevada as a benefit for the non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company which Desi and wife, Amy, founded in 1997 to enrich the artistic education of children and provide a venue to gain performing experience.
Ricci, Desi and Billy: Live from Vegas! (1999)
This debut live album was recorded on Monday, November 29,1999, during the group’s last performance at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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