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“America’s Got Talent” semi-finalists, Lightwire Theater captivate people of all ages with dazzling, glow-in-the-dark visuals and a unique menagerie of characters that magically appear out of the darkness. combining the arts of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of timeless holiday hits, this magical tale of family, friendship and hope creates a truly one-of-a-kind, inspired and exhilarating holiday experience that will be a treasured memory for years to come.
We the People Present the Gail Gray Project
With an impressive tour schedule and 17 recordings, Steinway Artist Spielberg has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world. This evening will include gorgeous arrangements for the season, form traditional Christmas carols to winter favorites, as well as tales from the bench that uplift and inspire.
Now in its 13th year, the perennial favorite is back, with a family-friendly performance featuring evocatively-snug Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing, while reminiscent photographic images provide backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions.
Oklahoma native Fulton has become a world class jazz pianist and vocalist with international acclaim. With seven previous albums under her belt while still in her twenties, she will be debuting her brand new holiday release.
The We the People First Friday Initiative presents The Gospel of Lancaster, a celebration of spiritual music rooted in many churches across Lancaster County. For those who want to worship and praise in a non-traditional way, treat yourself to this event at the Ware Center.
Julie Keough an friends present “Crossover,” a unique story about the influence of popular music styles and Broadway musicals on each other through the decades. From the early days of “trunk musicals” by greats such as Cole Porter and George Gershwin, “Crossover” explores Broadway’s Golden Era, and progresses to the favorite shows and styles of today including Country & Western, Rhythm & Blues, and modern Broadway shows.
The hysterical “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” is the only unscripted theatrical awards shows. Master improvisers gather made-up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes fore its favorite song and watches as the cast turns it int a full-blown musical-complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.
From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, “Little Stones” profiles four women artists/social activist, each of whom is contributing a stone to the mosaic of the woman’s movement through her art. Filmed in Senegal, Kenya, Brazil, Germany, India, and the USA.
Local lawyer and adventurist Soren West recounts how he lived his childhood dream, hiking the Appalachian trail, at 74! Hiking 2,189.1 miles from Maine to Georgia is a feat for anyone; listen as West shares his hiker travelogues to learn how he did it!
The New Golden Age of Latin Music is comprised of two groups: the infectious indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza, mixing a multitude of Latin styles like Cumbia, Merengue and Ranchera through a psychedelic mambo and post-punk prism to create a truly one-of-a-kind sound, and alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras, recreating traditional Afro-Caribbean Son Jarocho music in a wildly vibrant style. With rousing, socially conscious messages in English and Spanglish, these groups tell stories of a community that is looking for…
Celebrate Black History Month with an artist dubbed “Chicago’s next rising star.” Jazz vocalist and composer Suggs’ vocals and approach to music are a reflection of the many great voices in Black music and culture from the past century and beyond. Enjoy his lush baritone on original compositions, vocalese tunes and time-honored standards.
Eclectic gypsy jazz for the 21st Century, the Savannah, GA quintet returns this season to serve up dazzling original tunes along with traditional swinging favorites that would make Reinhardt and Grappelli proud.
A one-woman performance piece that explores ideas of isolation, frustration, identity, focus, a sense of belonging, and creation in a world filled with distractions. Poetry. Pings. Coffee. Humor. Be prepared to create something beautiful.
Returning from Northern Ireland, Cahoots presents a nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry. Follow the delightful and surprising journey of a family adventuring through the woods, and their obsession with capturing a beautiful bird they’ve encountered perched high in a tree.
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt is energetically brought back to life by award-winning actor Derek Evans. The face of America for three decades, Roosevelt was powerful, opinionated, intensely loyal, and devoted to the ideal of a just, honorable, and muscular America. He stood for high ideals, and never preached anything he didn’t practice. A show that offers lessons in patriotism, self-reliance, family values, and the conservation of our great natural resources and everything you ever wanted to know about man once called…
St. Patrick’s Day at the Ware has never been more authentic! Bandleader of Philadelphia-based Solas, the preeminent Irish-American band of their generation, Egan brings friends and musical guests to share the stage in his latest creative endeavor, fusing hits from the iconic band with new tunes that continue to explore “the farther reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond.”
For years Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop (in a dead mall), she’s confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop, or retire. For a woman who admits she stays busy “to…
In “Pasted Together,” NetCo’s founder Jennifer Berlet explores a multitude of themes varying from literary references of Sylvia Path’s “The Bell Jar”, to a physically challenging piece depicting the adventures of Amelia Earhart, a whimsical look at the mythical beautiful world of Mermaids, and concludes with a look into the bedtime routines of children with their toys.
A legendary staple in the fabric of jazz, San Francisco singer and HighNote recording artist Mary Stallings’ bio reads like a Who’s Who of jazz greats and prestigious festivals. For nearly half a century, listeners have enjoyed the silky, long-tone stylings of a woman of whom the New York Times says, “…perhaps the best jazz singer singing today…”
A delightful evening of elegant chamber music selections for string instruments and pianoforte.
This presentation will explore the amazing world of our nation’s freshwater rivers and streams from beneath the surface, giving audiences the opportunity to witness incredible ecological feats such as thousand-mile fish migrations, predator-prey interactions, or the vibrant-colors of mating displays, and granting us new perspectives and reasons to care about the importance of clean water. The ways in which rivers, and the creatures that live in them, are woven into our cultural and natural heritage become apparent.
Be among the first to hear a performance by Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist Kenny Broberg. In its 55-year history, the quadrennial Cliburn Competition has identified and ushered a host of exceptional artists to international prominence, including Barry Douglas, Olga Kern, Radu Lupu, Vadym Kholodenko, and Beatrice Rana.
An appropriate wrap up of our Jazz in the Sky series, celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with saxophone player, singer and composer Camille Thurman, known for amazing her audiences throughout the world with her impeccable sound, remarkable vocal virtuosity and captivating artistry. Many have praised her vocal abilities to the likeness of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter, while her rich and warm sound on the tenor saxophone has alluded others to compare her to tenor greats Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon.