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Asia’s debut album exploded onto the music scene in March 1982 with several Top 10 singles and sales exceeding 7 million copies. This “supergroup”, featuring bassist/vocalist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and guitarist Steve Howe, was the logical successor to their collective bands of the 70s – Yes, ELP, King Crimson, and The Buggles. Click here to read more.
Robert Cray is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time. The New Yorker recently called him "one of the most reliable pleasures of soul and blues for over three decades now." He has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker, and in 2011, he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.. Click here to read more.
In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. Click here to read more.
Our 10th season debuts with acclaimed Broadway and Disney star, Liz Callaway joining the Symphony for an evening of Broadway and Disney Magic. You may know Tony nominated Liz Callaway’s voice as Anastasia, The Swan Princess, and from The Lion King—Simba’s Pride, Cats, and others. Come to hear some of Broadway and Disney’s most popular melodies sung by this extraordinary artist.
Whether you're an American Idol wannabe or a politician seeking the presidency, you can't escape this scriptural truth: Many are called, few are chosen. But what happens once you land among the chosen ones? The Newsboys could tell you first-hand, even as they prepare to release their new album, Restart. After all, how many groups boast a discography with 16 albums and five gold records? And since the arrival of dc talk alum Michael Tait as lead singer, things have only gotten better: 2010's "Born Again" spawned three No. 1 radio hits, and 2012's "God's Not Dead" sold more than 300,000 copies. So yes, fans keep choosing the Newsboys—which makes Restart all the more remarkable, because it dares to put so much of that loyalty to the test. Click here to read more.
A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and r&b, rock and jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians. Click here to read more.
Mike Albert's "Ultimate Tribute" show has become known worldwide for the respectful portrayal of the late Elvis Presley. The show had its beginnings with Mike using sing-a-long tapes of Elvis' hits. Mike won several major world "Elvis" contests, and demand for his shows resulted in putting together a seven piece Big "E" Band, to emulate the sound Elvis' band had in the Vegas shows and on tour. An appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show and being featured in six music videos on the national show "A Current Affair", with Maury Povich, further exposed audiences to Mike's talent. Click here to read more.
There are many Beatles tributes. But there's only one show that celebrates the genius of Paul McCartney at the height of his career in the mid 1970s. And this is it! Praised Sid Bernstein - the promoter who brought the original Beatles to North America - as "the best on the scene today", The McCartney Years is a note-for-note faithful recreation of a 1973 Wings over America concert. Click here to read more.
Dallas Brass has become one of America's foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music. Click here to read more.
This Cincinnati-based, award-winning group has what it takes to please all types of Roots music fans. With a foot in traditional American music, their repertoire branches in diverse directions: from award-winning original tunes to swing, blues and traditional songs, using guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, concertina, and vocals. Click here to read more.
Have you ever been on the stage of The Midland Theatre? Now's your chance. We will set a small cabaret style evening on the Midland stage. With special guests, The Granville Brewing Company and Palumbo's Italian market we will enjoy drinks, delicious food in a great evening. Click here to read more.
70 dancers, youth and adults, from all over central Ohio grace the stage in this magical holiday tale. With a narrator and 90-minute format, COYB's production is very family-friendly and a joy for everyone. Click here to read more.
Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra
A Joyful Noise
A tradition continues. the Symphony welcomes high school choirs from Newark and Granville, plus guest alumni for an evening of Holiday favorites and Christmas joy. Join us as the Symphony and talented young musicians help everyone celebrate the Wonder of the Season.
Experience the beauty of the Christmas season with the Annie Moses Band as the acclaimed classical crossover ensemble performs stunning arrangements of holiday favorites. Strings, harp, and soaring vocals take the stage to re-imagine classic melodies and to debut originals that are sure to become classic. From the electrifying rhythm of "Carol of the Bells" to the breath-taking beauty of "O Holy Night", "Christmas with the Annie Moses Band" is a cinematic journey audiences are sure to love. Click here to read more.
Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW!. "Heatbox" the human beatbox, joins the swingin' seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. Click here to read more.
Captivating Vocal harmonies drive a folk inspired accompaniment of cello and acoustic guitar. Powerful, Intimate recordings and performances have fueled a burning demand for Boston-based duo, Tall Heights, in a thriving national folk scene. Click here to read more.
Carswell is a singer's singer. The rich influences of artists such as Tony Bennett, Billy Joel and the Carpenters along with the Great American Songbook have shaped his artistic sensibilities early on. The excellence of those songwriters and performers is distinctively American and inspire him today. Click here to read more.
Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra
Fast and Furious
The Newark-Granville Youth Symphony joins our orchestra for a thrilling program filled with rhythmic excitement and musical passion. The orchestras will combine forces for the fiery Danzón by Márquez, followed by Beethoven's mighty Fifth Symphony; one of the greatest symphonic works ever.
With a soothing blend of folk, pop, country and jazz, Kingham usually comes armed with a huge tub of Red Vines, a quick freestyle wit, and has rapidly become a favorite on the circuit. With a sound that is equally at home in a theatre, performance center, or a lunchtime concert on the lawn, Kingham is a versatile and in demand performer. Click here to read more.
Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra
A Spring Finale!
What better way to end our 1oth season celebration than with an evening of the world's most beautiful melodies. Renowned guitarist Dieter Hennings performs the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto followed by the magnificent Tchaikovsky Sixth Symphony. Don't miss this evening of glorious music and lyrical beauty that will touch your heart and soul.