2012 – 2013 Season Series Events
Ricky Nelson Remembered
Date & Time
Friday, September 14, 2012 at 7 PM
Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in entertainment history with three generations of #1 hitmakers, the Nelson family is an American Entertainment Dynasty. Ricky Nelson was America’s original “Teen Idol.” He established himself as one of the most important rock artists of the ‘50s and ‘60s with over 100 million record sales and three #1’s of his own. His sons, Mathew and Gunnar, had double-platinum success in the early 1990s with three Top 10 singles, four #1 MTV videos, five Top 40 Billboard Hits and they have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide. In Ricky Nelson Remembered, Mathew and Gunnar Nelson breathe new life into their father’s hit songs, “Hello Mary Lou,” “Travelin’ Man,” “Garden Party,” along with many more. Their soaring sibling harmonies are accompanied by never before seen video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by their iconic father. “We have the broadest age demographic on the planet…8 to 80,” says Mathew Nelson. “And we love ‘em all.”
Date & Time
Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7 PM
What’s an instrumental band with no instruments? It’s not “magic” or “make believe.” It’s simply the voices of five guys: Ryan, Earl, Geoff, Danny and Layne – known better as 42Five. They’ve come together to create a new form of entertainment singing songs we all love, from the ’60s to the tunes of today, including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World.” This award-winning a capella quintet is the entertainment for all ages, for all families and for all size audiences. From the trumpet to the drums, you’ll hear it all from their voices without a glimpse of shiny brass or drumsticks scattered on the floor. This new, innovative group is setting the bar high and using their technique to bring to life vocal impossibilities. Not only do they melt audiences with their flawless harmonies, their charming sense of humor is sure to create a stir in the hearts of everyone
Alice Tan Ridley
Date & Time
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7 PM
This underground diva is going places, and she’s not taking the subway to get there. Chances are you’ve heard Alice Tan Ridley’s name – and not because she’s the mother of Oscar-nominated “Precious” actress Gabourey Sidibe. Known as the “New York City Subway Idol,” she’s done more than simply serenade the people of the city. She also sang “Amazing Grace” in the film Rize and “America the Beautiful” in the film Heights, and in 2007 she won an Emmy for her role in the documentary Military Families. After nearly a decade of performing in the subways of New York City, covering songs such as “I Will Survive,” “My Heart Will Go On” and “Billy Jean,” Alice decided to audition for TV’s America’s Got Talent. America fell in love, the judges were blown away and Alice was dubbed “Best Unsigned Artist 2011” by the NY Music Awards. Alice has been uncovered – and NYC’s secret talent is ready to share her soul with audiences across the country.
Date & Time
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 7 PM
Most people tap their feet when they hear music, but some people make music by tapping their feet. TAP – The Show is a powerhouse production, celebrating the artistry of tap dance from around the globe. Winner of the Heartbeat Award, the top IAAPA accolade, TAP – The Show is fueled by a non-stop explosion of rhythmic energy. Wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a soaring orchestral score, this cast of eight award-winning dancers and two singers travels seamlessly over decades of styles from Broadway and big band to world music and pop/rock. Each section brings to life iconic tap moments of the past and creates brand new moments that amaze audiences. Included in this extravaganza are recreations of some of your favorite Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly numbers, Broadway showstoppers, smooth and sultry soft shoe, flamenco, tribal Irish Step and more. Sing along and tap into the beat as you tap your feet with TAP – The Show!
Jim Witter: Music of Simon & Garfunkel
Date & Time
Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 7 PM
Feelin’ Groovy is a “trip” back to the time of freedom, love and lava lamps – and what better songs to represent that time than those of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Their music and lyrics are synonymous with the ‘60s. From “The Sound of Silence” to “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” their songs are the soundtrack of a decade that vibrated a nation. This guitar trio stars the talented creator and performer Jim Witter and features Ian Tanner performing the timeless classic hits of the decade’s most famous folk duo. Witter’s music and songwriting has earned him multiple awards and nominations from the Canadian Country Music Association, the Juno Awards, and the Dove Awards. Feelin’ Groovy is a “far out” musical and visual journey that will transport you back to when peace and love were eternal.
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