2017 – 2018 Center Stage Series
The Oak Ridge Boys, September 30, 2017, 7:30pm
Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.
Dance Theatre of Harlem, October 3, 2017, 7:30pm
Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing Ensemble, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world.
Guy Mendilow Ensemble, Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom, November 2, 2017, 7:30pm
Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, set to spellbinding arrangements of old Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. Wrap these tales up with lush soulful harmonies evoking Flamenco’s gutsiness and the longings of Fado, all combined with heart-pounding percussion and intricate soundscapes. Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom is a sonic adventure masterfully brought to life by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, a quintet of world-class musicians from Israel, Palestine, Argentina and the US. The intertwining music and cinematic storytelling conjures an imagi-nation lost to war and upheaval, recorded in a language that blends archaic Spanish with Arabic, Turkish and Greek. This internationally savvy ensemble delivers a richly textured global experience that “explodes with artistry, refinement, and excitement.”
WITH A THREE-DAY SONGWRITING RESIDENCY FOR THE WYOMING GIRLS SCHOOL
Lancifer, November 11, 2017, 7:30pm
Hard work is no stranger to Los Angeles based Christian, straightedge Pop/ Dance/Hip-Hop artist Lancifer. From buying a one way ticket after his junior year in high school out of small town Sheridan, Wyoming to Nashville, Tennessee with less than $100 in his pocket to performing all over the world for crowds from arenas in Germany to hospitals in Thailand and a string of swaggy boss baller music videos with front flips and stunt fight scenes in the back of U-hauls, wether its writing and producing his own multi-genred original music, sneaking into the Golden Globe awards, winning MTV reality shows, going from dance choreography to a synthesizer solo, or flirting with your girlfriend… he kills the game, and yes that was one sentence.
Bar J Wranglers, January 27 & 28, 2018, 7:30pm & 2pm
Some folks call it a western music show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music; others call it the best musical experience in the west. Call it what you want to – the fact remains – The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, deliver some of the purest harmony, best musicianship and funniest ranch humor ever seen on stage. As soon as the Bar J Wranglers take to the stage, listeners leave behind their busy life and settle into a time long ago – a time of the singing cowboy.
A Man & His Prostate Starring Ed Asner, February 16, 2018, 7:30pm
Last seen on the stage in Grace, Ed Asner is one of the most honored actors in television history, with 16 EMMY nominations, five Golden Globe Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. He is best known for voicing Carl Frederickson in the Pixie box-office smash UP (which won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature), and for his many widely praised television roles with The Mary Tyler Moore TV series, Roots, The Good Wife, Criminal Minds, and Men At Work. A Man And His Prostate was created and written by award-winning Ed Weinberger, who has been showered with EMMYS (9) and Golden Globes (3), and has earned a Peabody Award. Weinberger wrote for Bob Hope, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Dean Martin Comedy Hour, Taxi, and the Bill Cosby Show for eight seasons. A Man And His Prostate, is based on Ed Weinberger’s true life experience while vacationing in Italy and being rushed to a hospital for prostate cancer surgery.
St. Paddy’s Day Celebration w Dervish, March 15, 2018, 7:30pm
From the Great Wall of China to packed auditoriums in the Holy Land and more recently being the first Irish band to perform at the greatest music festival in the world, “Rock in Rio” on front of an estimate audience of two hundred and forty thousand people, Dervish have come a long way in seventeen years. Formed in 1989 by a group of five musicians, Liam Kelly, Shane Mitchell, Martin Mc Ginley, Brian Mc Donagh and Michael Holmes who came together to record an album of local music which was released as The Boys of Sligo. Dervish concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats.
Catapult as seen on America’s Got Talent, March 31, 2018, 7:30pm
Catapult combines shadows and dance with animations to perform the most entrancing shadow transformations in the world! Their powerful act thrilled television’s America’s Got Talent judges on season 8, where they performed for millions of viewers. Eight remarkable dancers from all backgrounds take the stage and tell motivating stories by brilliantly transforming their bodies into objects such as dragons, castles, animals and more. Just returning from across the globe on a four-month European tour, Catapult offers a mesmerizing performance you will never forget!
California Guitar Trio, April 3, 2018, 7:30pm
The universe of guitar knows no boundaries for The California Guitar Trio. Since 1991, the group has enthralled listeners with a singular sound that fearlessly crisscrosses genres. The trio’s questing spirit drives it to explore the intersections between rock, jazz, classical, and world music. It even throws in the occasional surf or spaghetti Western tune for good measure. In addition to dazzling musicianship and interplay, The California Guitar Trio’s (CGT) shows are full of captivating stories and humor that enable concertgoers to feel like they’re part of the music, not just spectators. In fact, the group’s goal is to transcend their instruments, so people focus on the music first, and its considerable technical prowess a distant second.
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