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EOH Artists Coming to the 2013 Main Stage Series:  Calendar and Links to You Tubes Below

The Earlville Opera House opens its 42nd season on May 4th!  Here’s why we are so excited!  Highlights this summer include guitar and folk legend Leo Kottke who sold out his show the last time that he played the EOH main stage and new this summer Grammy-winning country star Suzy Bogguss.  “Suzy Bogguss’ appealing girl-next-door approach, her choice to straddle the fence between contemporary and traditional C&W and her perfectly pitched voice” made her a household name among country music fans.  Even if you are not a country music fan and you have ever heard her sing her signature song, “Someday Soon,” the experience will stick with you for a lifetime. “A twangy, yearning tune of a girl longing for a boy who loves “his damned old rodeo” as much as he loves her, Bogguss elicits youthful hope that hasn’t leaned toward jaded frustration quite yet. Not many singers can make riding the rodeo sound like the most romantic thing in the world, but that’s what makes Bogguss an artist and not just a vocalist.”1

EOH is honored to have a major force on the New England folk scene come to our main stage this summer!  Dar Williams crafts articulate songs that speak to the heart, the soul, and the mind.  She’s a writer that peers through a lens at her own life.  Her lyrics help us to examine our own lives with new eyes: Why is it that as we grow older and stronger/ The road signs point us adrift and make us afraid/ Saying ‘You never can win,’ ‘Watch your back,’ ‘Where’s your husband?’ / Oh I don’t like the signs that the sign makers made.

 Joe-Louis-Walker- by MichaelAnd when you just can’t think about them anymore, the Blues have continually been a national resource for fighting our troubles with creativity, humor and good times.  EOH is bringing these outstanding artists to help fight the blues!  Country-blues artist David Jacobs-Strain is a consummate finger-style and slide guitarist.  He brings an old-school sensibility to a new generation of blues and roots rock. The red-hot blues of the Joe Louis Walker Band (see left) are fueled by his passion and innovation that revolutionized the art of the electric guitar.  He was voted Most Outstanding Guitarist by Living Blues and will be inducted into The Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame this year.  In July, compare JLW to the scorching guitar of legendary British Blues rocker Kim Simmonds in Savoy Brown. Finally, crowning the blues is the sultry Queen of the Minor Key, Eilen Jewell. “With a burnished voice lingering somewhere between Billie Holiday and Neko Case, Eilen Jewell’s aching vocals are pure, country-gospel, box-car soul.”

genticorum-photo-300x199For Celtic music lovers, Genticorum (left) plays the wild Celtic music of Quebec with boundless energy and unmistakable joy. Full Set from Ireland gathers six unbelievably talented singers and musicians that are full of energy and innovation, while remaining true to their traditional roots.

For a taste of that Nashville sound, International Guitar Duo, Loren & Mark would make Chet Atkins proud with their finger-picking prowess. World-class bluegrass band della mae 2Della Mae (right) has toured the world on behalf of the US State Department representing an American art form, Bluegrass, abroad. The IBMA-award winning bluegrass of the Claire Lynch Band, with one of the most beautiful voices in the music business,” is backed up by a sizzling band that sparkles with virtuoso musicianship!

Americana music lovers will delight in The Sweetback Sisters sweetback sisters 1band.  “Like a pair of luxurious soft cashmere socks for your ears, the silky vocal harmonies are a decadent treat.”  The band romps through vintage honkytonk, western swing and Tex-Mex with equal expertise!  Their sound takes you back to the mid-fifties to mid-sixties era, “beginning around the time country bands started using electric guitars and taking it up to the Bakersfield era, which employed electric bass and drums along with the Telecasters.”

Don’t miss the fiery soulful Cajun music of Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy (right). Fiddler Joel Savoy has been a driving force in the Cajun renaissance, and Jesse Lége is a jesse and joel 2genius on the Cajun accordion, winning every award possible from the Cajun French Music Association. He was recently inducted into the Cajun Music Hall of Fame!

EOH starts the season with a celebration of local talent! The Treasures in the Heart of NY Showcase celebrates CNY arts and music while supporting local food cupboards. For New York’s Path Through History weekend, Voices of Tabernacle will honor NYS composers. Hugh Humphreys brings to life a production of Spoon River Anthology with riveting tales of love, triumph, failure, secrets, and crimes.

There is still more to come – including our Earlville Awesome House series!  The Earlville Opera House is a beautiful historic landmark and a living testament to local and New York State history.  In addition to its performances, EOH features three art galleries as well as workshops. For more information, http://www.earlvilleoperahouse.com or call 315-691-3550.

1. Bryan Buss, All Music Guide source

2013 Calendar: (Dar Williams right)8-3 Dar Williams_Amy Dickerson2cr

Earlville Opera House Main Stage Season
Sat, 5/4    Treasures in the Heart Showcase:
Pamme Swan, Caitlin Grossjung, Rabbit in the Rye, Tumbleweed Highway
Sat, 5/11  David Jacobs-Strain ~ Slide Guitar – Blues Roots
Sat, 6/1    Loren and Mark ~ Flat pickin’ International Guitar Duo
Sat, 6/8    Joe Louis Walker Band ~Grammy-winning’ Blues
Sun, 6/9   Voices of Tabernacle ~ special guests: Sherburne-Earlville HS Chorus
6/15-6/16 Spoon River Anthology ~ Hugh Humphreys’ production takes on the poetry of                    life and death in a small town
Fri, 6/21   Leo Kottke ~Virtuoso Guitarist
Sat, 6/29  Genticorum ~ Award-winning Powerhouse Québécois-Celtic
Sat, 7/6    Sweetback Sisters ~ Roadhouse Country & Western Swing
galumpha best_look_maFri, 7/12   Della Mae ~ World-class Bluegrass
Fri, 7/19   Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy Trio ~ Fiery, Soulful Cajun
Sat, 7/20  Savoy Brown ~ Rockin’ Legendary British Blues
Sat, 7/27  Suzy Bogguss ~Grammy and CMA Award-winning Country Star
Sat, 8/3    Dar Williams ~ Razor & Tie’s Folk-Rock Singer/Songwriter
Fri, 8/9     Galumpha ~ Comedic Modern Dance
Sat, 8/31  Eilen Jewell Band ~ Honky-Tonk Blues: “smoky vocals and swinging rhythms”
Sat, 9/21  FullSet ~High-Energy Trad From Ireland

Sat, 10/5 Claire Lynch Band ~ IBMA award-winning Bluegrass

EOH Main Stage Season – MUSIC SAMPLES

Sat, 5/4 Treasures of the Heart Showcase: Folk-Rock  Pamme Swan, Caitlin Grossjung, Rabbit in the Rye, Tumbleweed Highway (this is a link to video)

5-11 DJS-LiarsDay-cover-300dpiRGBSat, 5/11             David Jacobs-Strain ~ Slide Guitar – Blues Roots

DJS: song Hurricane Railroad featuring his slide guitar and finger-picking blues

DJS: Treetop Flyer captures song as written by Stephen Stills

Sat, 6/1               Loren and Mark ~ Flat pickin’ International Guitar Duo

LISTEN:  Lauren and Mark you tube links on this page

Sat, 6/8              Joe Louis Walker Band ~Grammy-winning’ Blues

JLW:  Heart of Stone…great vocals

JLW: Cold is the Night

JLW: Too Drunk to Drive

JLW: T-Bone Shuffle

JLW: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

JLW: Blues of the Month Club…2008

leoFri, 6/21            Leo Kottke  ~Virtuoso Guitarist

 Leo Kottke concert on Austin City Limits

Sat, 6/29            Genticorum ~ Award-winning Powerhouse Québécois-Celtic

GENTICORUM: Les Menteries or Song of Lies

GENTICORUM: Le Brandy Culotté captures Celtic groove!

GENTICORUM:  La Bibournoise beautiful French vocals (a capella with foot rhythm) that make one feel transported back to Middle Ages

 GENTICORUM:  Le Pommeau written by Alexandre de Grosbois of Genticorum

sweet LookingForaFightSat, 7/6           Sweetback Sisters ~ Roadhouse Country & Western Swing

SWEETBACK SUSTERS: Looking for a Fight – my fave.

Don’t Put Her Down…a tear jerker tune to sway in your baby’s arms Live performance at Music City Roots that shows off the great vocals and harmonies

 I’m Gonna Cry…showcases the great vocals and hot guitar playing in the band during a live performance at SXSW music week in Austin at Threadgills

Goofy antics accompanied by hot instrumentals in this original tune written by fiddler Jesse Milnes.

della maeFri, 7/12            Della Mae ~ World-class Bluegrass

DELLA MAE: Jamie Dear highlights the bands excellent fiddle, vocals and mandolin

DELLA MAE:  Muleskinner Blues

DELLA MAE:  Empire

DELLA MAE:  Gettysburg Bluegrass Fest, May 2012

DELLA MAE:  Columbus Stockade Blues

Fri, 7/19             Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy Trio ~ Fiery, Soulful Cajun

JESSE & JOEL: Playing in the Cajun Country Revival featuring Jesse on accordion and vocals and Joel on fiddle

JESSE & JOEL webpage has a music link for more tunes

Sat, 7/20             Savoy Brown  ~ Rockin’ Legendary British Blues

7-20 Savoy Brown 144 crSAVOY BROWN: Hellbound Train:

SAVOY BROWN:  Let it Rock:

SAVOY BROWN:  Voodoo Moon:

SAVOY BROWN:  May Be Wrong:

SAVOY BROWN:  Louisiana Blues: 

Suzy Bogguss preferred press pic 300dpiSat, 7/27             Suzy Bogguss ~Grammy and CMA Award-winning Country Star

SUZY BOGGUSS channel that features artist’s favorites from the last 3 yrs

Sat, 8/3            Dar Williams ~ Razor & Tie’s Folk-Rock Singer/Songwriter

DAR WILLIAMS channel features artist’s selections of her tunes

Fri, 8/9            Galumpha ~ Comedic Modern Dance

 GALUMPHA webpage shows three of their videos

jacobs_eilen_12_20110325_100837Sat, 8/31             Eilen Jewell  ~ Honky-Tonk Blues: “smoky vocals and swinging rhythms”

EJ: Sea of Tears

EJWarning Signs

EJ: Bang Bang Bang (Cupid’s song)

full set firelplaceSat, 9/21             FullSet  ~High-Energy Trad From Ireland

FullSet – Tree Reels, Glenstal Abbey 2011

FullSet – The Heathery Cruach, Duiske Abbey 2011

FullSet – Corofin Nights, Duiske Abbey 2011

FullSet – Seven Gypsies, Duiske Abbey 2011

FullSet – Lost and Found Jigs

Sat, 10/5            Claire Lynch Band ~ IBMA award-winning Bluegrass   

10-5 new 25 claire - cropCLB: Dear Sister

CLB:  If Wishes Were Horses

CLB: 2008 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Fest

CLB: Wabash Cannonball

CLBThibodaux

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5-4 Showcase Artists

4 talented acts in the Treasures in the Heart of New York Showcase at EOH on May 4th

Treasures Showcase and CD Release Opens EOH Season
With Pamme Swan, Caitlin Grossjung, Rabbit in the Rye & Tumbleweed Highway

On Saturday, May 4th at 7:30pm the Earlville Opera House opens its season with four CNY bands: Pamme Swan, Caitlin Grossjung, Rabbit in the Rye and Tumbleweed Highway.  The Earlville Opera House and Treasures in the Heart of NY are joining forces to get the word out about hunger in our community with this joint benefit to raise awareness while celebrating our arts and music.  The evening’s gala will include signature desserts from some of the area’s finest restaurants as well as raffles and a Silent Auction of artwork and fabulous baskets donated by local businesses.  Good Nature Brewing will be on hand for this celebration of local talent!

The Treasures in the Heart of NY project will release its new CD on May 4th with 21 original and traditional tracks of music in support of CNY Food Cupboards with additional tracks online.  Hard copies of the Treasures Volume III CD will be available at the May 4th performance and will also be made available online May 4th; please use this link: www.treasuresintheheartofny.org to preview the new CD and to order online if you cannot make it to the performance!  All sales support the local food pantries.

The four talented acts featured at the May 4th concert include Pamme Swan, who plays an old Taylor 514 CE, a cherry Martin, and a walnut dulcimer, borrowing from country, folk, and bluegrass traditions. She sings original, story-telling songs about Central New York, the Adirondacks and more.

Caitlin Grossjung is a singer-songwriter and the founder of Broad Street Records. She was featured in the 2009 EOH Youth Showcase of Singer Songwriters.  She has her own radio program on WRCU and is working on her first EP with Orbital Sound.

Rabbit in the Rye is a progressive folk rock trio who carefully craft their songs with layers of symbolism, romance, honesty and rapture. They just celebrated their February release of five new songs.  Their music is a collection of bittersweet fables and genuine storytelling.

Tumbleweed Highway was formed from members of the bands Panhandle, Fetish Lane and other local favorites that have been part of the Americana scene in Upstate New York for over10 years. Blending country, folk, soul and blues, the band’s influences include artists John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett and Gram Parsons.

Explore you’re the local folk rock scene at the Treasures Showcase & Gala at the historic Earlville Opera House. Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students.  Premium seating charges apply in the first four rows. The EOH Theater is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp and a lift.

Don’t forget to visit our Artisan’s Gift Shop featuring New York artists and the EOH Arts Café!  The café is always open before the performance and during intermission, and for the Showcase evening will serve signature desserts from some of the area’s finest restaurants and hot coffee/tea.

Good Nature Brewing will be serving their beers in a special bar located on the EOH first floor by the West Gallery and EOH Artisan Gift Shop (making the state liquor board happy with that secure location).

Silent Auction items will be in the East and West Galleries!

For more information, or to reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or order online at www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.

In tough times, hunger goes on the rise.  Five years after the onset of the financial crisis, hunger remains high in the US and most importantly in Central New York. The EOH and Treasures of the Heart of NY are joining forces to get the word out about hunger in our community.  We will be hosting two concerts this summer, with the first concert on Saturday, May 4th.  It will be the opening concert of the EOH Summer Season!  This joint benefit will raise awareness while celebrating our arts and music.  Good Nature Brewing will be on hand for this celebration of local talent!  The good times will start at 7:30 pm with music from Tumbleweed Highway, Rabbit in the Rye, Pamme Swan and Caitlin Grossjung – all from central New York.  Our goal is to expand support for Madison, Hamilton and Earlville food cupboards.  Our second showcase will be later this summer.

Hunger in the United States – it’s still serious.  The financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008 caused a dramatic increase in hunger.  In 2010 (the last year statistics are available) – approximately one in seven households across the country or 17.2 million– were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the United States.

That number matches what we are seeing in Chenango County, one in seven households.  In 2011, 2.7 million New Yorkers (14.5% of the population) lived in poverty.  The poverty rates in Madison and Chenango Counties are 10% and 14%, respectively.

In Madison County, the Community Action Partnership (CAP) coordinates most of the food pantries, with staff who provide education, information, and help in obtaining food stamps (now called Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP), as well as providing other information to direct people to possible employment.  The 12 food panty sites in Madison County served 8,025 families and 29,125 individuals in 2005.  In 2012, those numbers jumped to 13,387 families and 44,078 individuals – an increase of 60% in seven years!

Diane Ryan, CAP’s Deputy Director, says, “Sometimes food pantries are the only resource available to combat hunger – many families are struggling to pay their rent, utilities, and the cost of keeping a car on the road.  The food pantry is often the difference between going to bed hungry and having something to eat.”

Suzanne Collins of the Hamilton Food cupboard is an advocate for the hungry in the Hamilton and Madison School Districts. “Providing food to an ever-growing community can be a challenge at times but with the generous support from individuals and organizations we are able to help our neighbors in need.”

They don’t just hand out food.  “We have a strong belief in healthy eating and empowering our patrons with the ability to provide for themselves. By giving our patrons seeds, starter plants, and bucket gardens in the growing season, as well as maintaining a regular supply of produce in the winter, we give them the ability to provide healthy choices for their families.”

The May 4th event marks the new release of Treasures of the Heart of NY’s third volume of original and traditional music in support of CNY Food Cupboards.  The musicians on the annual collection of tunes each donate their work to this worthy cause.  In fact, there are so many musicians donating to this amazing cause that they could not all fit on the compilation CD! There are more tunes available to download.  The CD sales support local food cupboards, so please purchase your CD compilation at the EOH or at www.treasuresintheheartofny.org.

Please join us on May 4 as we engage our community to end hunger in CNY – and at the same time celebrate music and the arts with fabulous live music.  Tickets are $8 adults and $5 students/youth are on sale now at 315-691-3550 or www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.   See more info on hunger on the EOH website linked to the Treasures Showcase event.

The Arts Joining Forces to Fight Hunger In tough times, hunger goes on the rise. Five years after the onset of the financial crisis, hunger remains high in the US and most importantly in Central New York. The Earlville Opera House and Treasures of the Heart of NY are joining forces to get the word out about hunger in our community. The opening concert of the EOH Summer Season on May 4th will be a joint benefit to raise awareness while celebrating our arts and music. Good Nature Brewing will be on hand for this celebration of local talent! The good times will start at 7:30 pm with music from Tumbleweed Highway, Rabbit in the Rye, Pamme Swan and Caitlin Grossjung - all from central New York. Our goal is to expand support for Madison, Hamilton and Earlville food cupboards. Tickets are $8 adults and $5 students/youth are on sale now at 315-691-3550 or www.earlvilleoperahouse.com. Seating is reserved with premium seating in front rows. Please join us on May 4 as we engage our community to end hunger in CNY - and at the same time celebrate music and the arts with fabulous live music.

I recently gave a talk at the Mad Artists forum on Feeding Your Soul Through Art.

The idea for this talk came out of a conversation with potter Suzanne Farrington at the Opera House about feeding your soul through arts experiences.  I got into this topic with her in December at the EOH Holiday Artists Sale…because I was literally high (you know the symptoms…floating on air, just bubbling with good will and energy) from being around beautiful things for so many hours and I began to comment on how I noticed that working at the EOH had a profound impact on my consciousness.

If you are checking out this post, you presumably know why art is important…you spend significant time supporting it with your lives and your leisure time.  I’d like to discuss some of my thoughts about why I feel one should also be aware of how the arts, artists, and the process of engagement are important to understand, especially how the arts impact you on a deeper level.  This argument is not about how the arts improve things in measurable ways…but in qualitative ways that we still find difficult to measure.

My consciousness was first opened to this idea when I discovered Julia Cameron’s The Artists Way right at the Hamilton Public Library.  For those of you who may not be familiar with The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity is a self-help book by Julia Cameron. It introduces the idea of artistic creative recovery – when you are trying to break through to find your creativity or to try to break through an artist block…teaches techniques and exercises to assist people in harnessing their creative talents and skills.

I found this book at the Hamilton Library when I first moved here from Ithaca and it had a profound impact on how I viewed the arts.  I found the author’s emphasis on a connection between artistic creativity and a spiritual connection to be particularly meaningful in working in my own studio.  One of the things that really stuck with me was the idea of filling the well of your soul – replenishing your creativity – with something the author calls…artist dates that you create just for your self

They are fun.  They are enjoyable.  They are nourishing because filling the “well” is an important part of maintaining our creativity.  It counts whether your creativity is artistic or channeled in other areas too.  I firmly believe that as a businesswoman, I use this deep well of creativity for problem solving too.

My own life now is full of arts on so many levels that I can see how deeply it impacts my own soul.

Certainly the arts touch the soul –

Love of beauty

Love of love

Love of harmony – keeps our souls alive

And Love of humanity and its struggle – and this last one can stretch the limits of what we think of as art

Yet all embrace that arena that we call soul

What we see as beautiful fills us with delight and joy

In many cultures the artist is considered a bridge to the divine (Joseph Campbell)

In our own culture with its secular elements the arts often explore humanity and its confusion – contemporary art can also confuse some of us with more traditional tastes– being more about a joy of process than what you sometimes end up looking at!

So if we see the arts as a playground of a healthy soul it might make what we are doing at the Earlville Opera House – a multi-arts center seem relevant – expanding the arts for our community.

For many years the EOH has been expanding it’s programming to become what is called a Multi-Arts Center: in other words a hub of focus on several fronts in the realm of the arts.

Here are some of the nourishing events that we have coming up…

CURRENTLY IN THE GALLERIES for its last week…KidsART – truly one of the most nourishing arts experiences ever / Shift – conceptual plays with light and dimension – kind of like the Twilight Zone / then Wonders of Africa…juicy colors

COMING UP – you may want to mark your calendars

May 4 7:30pm Treasures of the Heart Showcase: Pamme Swan, Rabbit in the Rye, Tumbleweed Highway, Caitlin Grossjung  – this joint fundraiser will raise awareness of hunger in our community while celebrating our arts and music.

May 11 Mother’s Day Tea & Fashion Show 2-4pm EOH is definitely feeding your soul at this event…especially if you have a sweet tooth!

May 11 – David Jacob Strain with Bob Beach on harmonica Dirty Linen sums him up: DJS sings and plays slide-driven country blues with a passion and authority that few artists of any age can muster. But besides firing off compelling covers of traditional tunes. . . his original songs have served to update and evolve the idiom, winning widespread respect from the contemporary blues community.”

June 1 Loren and Mark stunning guitar duets influenced by Bluegrass, Jazz and Country with thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, and their songs feature Loren’s superb vocals and some beautiful harmonies from Mark. Won 2011SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Awards) for Best Album

June 8 Joe Louis Walker Blues Band – nominated in an unprecedented 4 categories in The Blues Foundation’s 2013 Blues Music Awards! JLW will be inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame this year!

June 9 Sun 3pm matinee Voices of Tabernacle – the community chorus will choose selections in “I Hear America Singing.”  The theme honors our New York’s Path Through History weekend.  Special guests will be the Sherburne-Earlville High School Chorus.

June 15-16 Hugh Humphrey’s production of Spoon River Anthology – Hugh is bringing his own adaptation to the stage in which the citizens buried in the graveyard of a fictional Midwestern town (Spoon River) talk about their lives, their failures, their loves, their philosophies, their triumphs, their conflicts, their secrets, and their crimes.

June 21 Fri Leo Kottke – Master guitarist…one of the greatest guitar players of the last 50 years

New: June 29 Genticorum ~ Award-winning Powerhouse Québécois-Celtic

July 6    Sweetback Sisters – “vocal harmonies that recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, combined with spirited rockabilly. Their songs mine the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong!”  “… a renegade retro band that mixes up country, swing and honky tonk,”

New: July 19 Jesse Lege & Joel Savoy Trio ~ Fiery, Soulful Cajun

July 20 Kim Simmonds/ Savoy Brown – “One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.”

New: July 27 Suzy Bogguss ~Grammy and CMA Award-winning Country Star

August 3 Dar Williams – “a major force on the New England folk scene. A songwriter who writes folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective, Williams takes pains to avoid the coy and the quirky; her songwriting and performing style has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, but with a few sharp and at times hilarious twists.”

August 31 Labor Day Eilen Jewell “With a burnished voice lingering somewhere between Billie Holiday and Neko Case, Eilen Jewell’s aching vocals are pure, country-gospel, box-car soul.”

September 21 FullSet – outstanding young musicians in a 6 piece band from Ireland – Winners of the “New Group of the Year” in the Live Ireland Music Awards of 2012, and also “Best New Band” in the Irish American News Music Awards last year.

October 5 Claire Lynch Band brings EOH award-winning bluegrass.  “Claire Lynch, without doubt, has one of the most beautiful voices in the music business.”  Her red-hot band sparkles with virtuoso musicianship!

Sunday, 12/8-9 David Leonhardt Jazz Group:  this artist is truly engaging and our goal is to open up many souls to the Jazz ARTS with three programs:

JAZZ for Kids / “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Holiday Jazz Concert/ JAZZ for Seniors   For example:  “Jazz For Kids” is a performance presentation designed to introduce children to jazz music and the use of creative improvisation in rhythm and melody.  Audience interaction and participation is encouraged through singing, clapping, scatting and body movement.  More soon!

Come on down to the Opera House…there’s plenty to eat at least on a soul level.  So much to do and it’s all good for you!

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