BodyVox – 5.2.15

BodyVox – 5.2.15

To truly experience BodyVox you have to watch it live! Led by Emmy Award-winning choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland, BodyVox is known for its visual virtuosity, distinctive wit and unique ability to combine dance, theater and film into breathtaking productions rich in imagery, athleticism and humor.

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Lyle Lovett & his Acoustic Group – 9.19.14

Lyle Lovett & his Acoustic Group – 9.19.14

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

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George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music – 9.27.14

George Kahumoku Jr. & Masters of Hawaiian Music – 9.27.14

Four-time Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku Jr., on slack key guitar and vocals; Ledward Kaapana, legend of slack key guitar, vocals and one of Hawaii’s most prolific songwriters; and Uncle Richard Ho’opi’i—an NEA Folk Heritage Fellow for Hawaiian falsetto singing—on ‘ukulle and vocals combine to bring their audiences an authentic and fun-filled Hawaiian experience.

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Black Violin – 10.24.14

Black Violin – 10.24.14

Started by Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass. When performing live, they are accompanied by their crack band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJTK (Dwayne Dayal) and a drummer.

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Split Knuckle Theatre – Endurance – 11.21-22.14

Split Knuckle Theatre – Endurance – 11.21-22.14

Split Knuckle is a critically acclaimed company that creates dynamic, physical, visually striking theatre from simple materials.

Trapped in Antarctica with no hope of rescue, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton kept 27 men alive for two years in the most inhospitable climate on earth. Ninety-five years later, in the worst economic meltdown since the Great Depression, Hartford insurance man Walter Spivey, struggling to justify his recent promotion and save his employees jobs, relives Shackleton’s story.

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TorQ Percussion – 2.20.15

TorQ Percussion – 2.20.15

Winners of the 2009 Mississauga Arts Council award for Best Emerging Performing Arts Ensemble, TorQ Percussion Quartet was formed by four Canadian percussionists looking to bring new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance. Renowned for their engaging performances, members Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake and Daniel Morphy are committed to making new music accessible to audiences that span generations and geography and have already performed to critical acclaim across Canada and beyond.

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African Guitar Summit – 3.13.15

African Guitar Summit – 3.13.15

This star-studded collective unites the talents of six musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic with African Guitar Summit. Experience live this superb and unique achievement for African music— the mix of musicians who are distinct in cultural backgrounds and languages—yet sharing stories and singing each other’s praises.

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Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli: Nat King Cole Tribute – 4.4.15

Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli: Nat King Cole Tribute – 4.4.15

Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli have crafted a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop—Nat King Cole—from his hits to the well-loved tracks of sophisticated cool jazz.

Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of solid hits right after his first “Straighten Up And Fly Right” soared up the charts in 1943. As a singer, he was called “the best friend a song ever had,” and Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli make his music live on.

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