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Join Us At The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in 2017

Join Us At The Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in 2017

January 23, 2017| Categories: Beer Tasting, Events, News, Wine Tastings

Farrell Distributing is proud to partner with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.

THE VISION

“In the early years of the 21st century a group of visionary leaders identified the need of a performing arts center for improving the quality of life in the historic alpine village of Stowe, Vermont.  Through nearly a decade of feasibility studies and concept processes they maintained that commitment and found a group of like-minded individuals and businesses that shared their community spirit and were willing to finance the dream – a focal point and gathering place for the whole community.  With funding from the Founders Council, ground was broken in 2008.  Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center opened December 27, 2010, with a week of popular artists including Broadway star Ben Vereen, and the incomparable musical artist James Taylor in an education fund benefit concert”.

“Although the visionary founders built and opened the arts center as a gift to the community, the not-for-profit 501-c-3 organization Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation relies on contributions and sponsorships from people like you to fund its programming, operations, and future vision”.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

DWIGHT & NICOLE — FEBRUARY 4 @ 7:30 PM

Nicole Nelson and Dwight Ritcher make up the critically acclaimed, American indie-soul/blues band DWIGHT & NICOLE. They earned the 2016 Band of The Year from the New England Music Awards, and Female Vocalist of the Year from the Boston Music Awards. Nelson’s haunting version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” recently hit #24 on the iTunes pop charts. Their first major release, produced by Joel Hamilton (Aaron Neville, The Meters, The Black Keys,) is due out this winter. You will be moved by their powerful sound and presence, and be among the first to hear them, right here in Stowe!

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JAMES HILL UKULELE WORKSHOP — FEBRUARY 9 @ 5:00 PM6:30 PM

A singer, songwriter, educator and virtuoso instrumentalist, James Hill is a man on a musical mission. It’s a mission that reaches beyond the concert stage and into communities, homes and classrooms around the world. After all, when the applause fades and the stage goes dark you can still hear the sound of ukuleles strumming happily into the night. This workshop will run for 90 minutes (with a possible 10 minute break). It is recommended for advanced beginner ukuele players.

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VALLEY STAGE AT SPRUCE PEAK: JAMES HILL AND ANNE JANELLE — FEBRUARY 9 @ 7:30 PM

Since their Canadian Folk Music Award-winning “True Love Don’t Weep,” ukulele/cello duo James Hill and Anne Janelle have brought their crystal clear sound filled with warmth to audiences in 15 countries. In concert, James is a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humor. Anne is a cellist of true beauty who brings her gorgeous syrupy voice to songs that are inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed.

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AN EVENING WITH BOW THAYER — FEBRUARY 11 @ 7:30 PM

Bow Thayer’s music is always evolving—from luscious backwoods folk rock, to progressive exploration, to gritty, earthy, atmospheric sonic exploration. His most recent album “Sundowser” was co-produced and engineered by three-time GRAMMY® winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm, Electric Hot Tuna.) Bow is a songwriter, guitarist, banjoist and multi-string instrumentalist, the founder of the Tweed River Music Festival, whose career spans over two decades with bands including the 7 League Boots, Elbow, Jethro and The Benders as well as solo work.

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KAT WRIGHT AND THE INDOMITABLE SOUL BAND — FEBRUARY 18 @ 7:30 PM

Kat and the band are on a simple quest to “send people out feeling better than when they walked in” to the show. Kat’s voice is sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, and gritty but highly emotive and nuanced. The band of seven — a rock solid rhythm section of bass, drums and keys, a powerful, three-piece horn section, and an electric guitarist who dances beneath the surface before exploding to the top — blends Memphis soul and new school R&B with a level of improvisation that aims right for your heart and soul!

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FILM: WARREN MILLER’S HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE (2016) — FEBRUARY 20 @ 7:00 PM

Take a free ski adventure with industry veterans Ingrid Backstrom and Wendy Fisher in Crested Butte, tour Eastern Greenland by dog sled with Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill, and follow Jess McMillan and Grete Eliassen on a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express. Explore Western Montana’s Glacier Country with Tyler Ceccanti, Collin Collins and Keith Curtis, and catch a powder day with Kaylin Richardson, Matt Elliott, Marcus Caston and the Kicking Horse ski patrol in British Columbia.

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DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL – STOWE — FEBRUARY 22 @ 7:00 PM

Join the DC Adventure Film Festival and Spruce Peak Arts for six award-winning short films featuring ski stories from around the globe showcasing the beautiful winter landscapes of Japan, Svalbard – Arctic Circle, China, Mexico, and British Columbia.

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CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT WITH SALLY OLSON AND BILL REED — FEBRUARY 25 @ 7:30 PM

Starring Sally Olson and her all-star band, Carpenters Tribute Concert is the definitive show celebrating the music and history of the famed brother-sister duo. You will enjoy the signature hits “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” “Rainy Days And Mondays,” “Superstar” and many more. Sally also offers commentary on the history behind the Carpenters’ music, as well as Karen Carpenter’s rise to fame and her sudden and tragic death at the age of thirty-two. Sally’s stunning vocals combined with state of the art video projection, vintage costumes, historical commentary, lovely arrangements and a live band lead by music director Bill Reed and featuring bassist Arthur DeQuasie and drummer Chanon Bernstein, will take you on an incredible journey into the world of the Carpenters.

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MARCH 2017

VALLEY STAGE AT SPRUCE PEAK: QUILES & CLOUD — MARCH 2 @ 7:30 PM

San Francisco-based Quiles and Cloud weaves together modern folk songs with a symphonic elegance, rope-like harmonies and spidery guitar work. Maria Quiles (“key-less”) and Rory Cloud sing and play guitar, and Oscar Westesson plays upright bass. For fans of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, this will be a treat.

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A JAZZ EVENING WITH AUDREY BERNSTEIN — MARCH 4 @ 7:30 PM

Known for her wonderful phrasing, clear voice (hints of Julie London, Anita O’Day, and Nora Jones), exceptional musicality, and her beguiling stage presence (a pinch of Marilyn, a dash of Frank), jazz singer Audrey Bernstein makes time sparkle. You will experience the American songbook, jazz standards, and some Audrey originals, as you’ve never heard them before! She is a natural entertainer, with the ability to captivate and inspire her audiences with her warm voice, charm, and delicate mastery of tone.” Described as “classic” and “endearingly sexy”, with “the chops to deliver an emotional wallop”, Bernstein is spontaneous, nuanced, and swings like crazy.

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ADAM EZRA GROUP — MARCH 11 @ 7:30 PM

A tireless touring outfit, the New England Music Awards winning Adam Ezra Group played upwards of 200 shows in 2015, often devoting their time to local charities and always going out of their way to connect with fans. Based in Boston and catapulted to YouTube fame with their video “The Devil Came Up To Boston,” The Group is made up of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, Adam Ezra, Alex Martin on drums, Turtle on percussion, Corinna Smith on fiddle, Francis Hickey on bass and Josh Gold on keys. Together they are creating a powerful, inclusive community around AEG shows that is beginning to be look like a movement.

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TRIP DANCE FUNDRAISER — MARCH 24 @ 7:00 PM

With its progressive choreography and award-winning talent, TRIP Dance Company will return to perform at its annual fundraiser. TRIP, which stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform, is a competitive dance company associated with the Stowe Dance Academy and is comprised of 35 dancers ages 9-18 from the towns of Stowe, Waterbury Center, Morrisville, Johnson, Hyde Park, and Waitsfield. TRIP offers young dancers in Vermont the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop. Recommended for ages 5+ years.

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TRIP DANCE FUNDRAISER — MARCH 25 @ 7:00 PM

With its progressive choreography and award-winning talent, TRIP Dance Company will return to perform at its annual fundraiser. TRIP, which stands for Technique, Rehearse, Implement and Perform, is a competitive dance company associated with the Stowe Dance Academy and is comprised of 35 dancers ages 9-18 from the towns of Stowe, Waterbury Center, Morrisville, Johnson, Hyde Park, and Waitsfield. TRIP offers young dancers in Vermont the opportunity to master technique and performance skills in the areas of Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, and Hip Hop. Recommended for ages 5+ years.

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VALLEY STAGE AT SPRUCE PEAK: PAT DONOHUE — MARCH 30 @ 7:30 PM

GRAMMY® winning fingerpicker and story-teller Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard. For over twenty years he was the lead guitar player and songwriter for the “Guy’s All Star Shoe Band” on the NPR favorite A Prairie Home Companion. Pat is now touring the US solo, playing nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B and his original tunes.

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APRIL 2017

OUTERBRIDGE, CLOCKWORK MYSTERIES — APRIL 1 @ 7:00 PM

With the help of an elaborate Victorian time machine, Ted and Marion Outerbridge take you on a bizarre and fascinating journey through time, fusing their revolutionary illusions with split-second artistry to hold viewers spellbound. You are invited into a mysterious clock tower equipped with a variety of timekeeping devices, experience time accelerating and slowing down, and participate in predicting the contents of a time capsule. With unique choreography, over 20 custom-designed illusions, and world-class lighting and set design, OUTERBRIDGE, Clockwork Mysteries is a high-energy magical adventure for both adult and family audiences.

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JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET WITH ORCHESTRA — APRIL 7 @ 7:30 PM

The John Jorgenson Quintet, led by GRAMMY® Award-winner and three-time Country Music Awards Guitarist of the Year John Jorgenson, joins the Community Engagement Lab Festival Orchestra for a program fusing Gypsy-jazz and classical styles. Jorgenson is known for his blistering guitar licks and mastery of a broad musical palette, and has earned a reputation as a world-class musician and guitarist who has collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt and Bob Dylan.

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VALLEY STAGE AT SPRUCE PEAK: TEN STRINGS AND A GOAT SKIN — APRIL 13 @ 7:30 PM

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin is a young acoustic power trio from Prince Edward Island who perform traditional and original folk/fusion music inspired by their Atlantic Canadian histories and roots, and infused with pop and world rhythms.

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MAY 2017

FROZEN BY LAMOILLE VALLEY DANCE ACADEMY — MAY 6 @ 6:00 PM7:30 PM

Lamoille Valley Dance Academy proudly presents its spring 2017 production of Frozen highlighting dance and gymnastics students ages 2 through teens. Alexis George-Owen, owner and Artistic Director, has created an original ballet based on the beloved Disney story, which includes ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, tap and gymnastics. LVDA’s annual performance has become one of SPPAC’s most popular events, drawing sell out crowds. This is must see entertainment and sure to appeal to adults and children of all ages.

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FROZEN BY LAMOILLE VALLEY DANCE ACADEMY — MAY 7 @ 3:00 PM

Lamoille Valley Dance Academy proudly presents its spring 2017 production of Frozen highlighting dance and gymnastics students ages 2 through teens. Alexis George-Owen, owner and Artistic Director, has created an original ballet based on the beloved Disney story, which includes ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, tap and gymnastics. LVDA’s annual performance has become one of SPPAC’s most popular events, drawing sell out crowds. This is must see entertainment and sure to appeal to adults and children of all ages.