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Inspired by American Girl’s most iconic characters and their stories, American Girl Live is a premiere stage production produced by Mills Entertainment, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences, stops by Mayo Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Come along for a fun-filled adventure, where exciting tales of bravery and friendship come to life, LIVE and in-person! Join your favorite American Girl characters, and some brand-new friends, as they follow their hearts and share their dreams, in a journey across time. ©2018 American Girl. All American Girl marks are trademarks of American Girl.  Copyright Mills Entertainment 2018. All rights reserved. Tickets: $29 – $79

From The Music Parents of RMHS: If you love ROCK N ROLL you won’t want to miss this event! The “Music Parents of RMHS” present a fantastic night of CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC! Featuring Ridgefield’s own teen band HIDDEN FIGURES with special guest appearances by RMHS Alumni DAVID POLEMENI and MARK CACCIOPPOLI!! Click for more info…… Advance tickets $10 At the door $12 FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM 555 Walnut St, Ridgefield, New Jersey 07657 **** TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS TEXT (201) 887-6707 or (201) 233-3274 **** 50/50 Raffle ~ Electric Guitar Raffle ~ Snack Stand 100% of the proceeds will benefit the RMHS Music Program: Marching Band, Jazz Band, Royal Chorale, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir and Percussion Ensemble.

MPack brings an explosive energy to the stage, guaranteed to rock the house all night long! MPack is a band, a brand, and a musical production enterprise, consisting of multiple elements in an ever evolving flow. It is the musical brainchild of bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, drummer and vocalist Clarence ‘Groove Master’ Conover. He’s the founder and CEO of M-Pack Music productions whose motto is “Life Changing Sounds.” This cross-genre musician is creatively talented and has gathered other likeminded musicians and vocalists – Joe Scarpitto (bassist), Chris “Baby Funk” Meagher (guitarist & vocalist), Gordon Lane (drummer) and Patricia Walton (vocalist) to create the musical phenomenon known as MPack. Get your groove on at the Jazz & Blues in the Loft concert series! Hear world-class musicians and vocalists from the region in a cabaret-style setting. Cash bar and snack concessions available. More information

From White Eagle Hall:   It’s been 10 years since the Englishman James Hunter burst onto the scene with his U.S. debut People Gonna Talk (GO/Rounder 2006), topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans — including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively around the world on the club, theatre, and festival circuits, steadily growing a dedicated audience comprised of hardened gig-goers, old-school baby boomers, and young hipsters alike. His follow-ups The Hard Way and Minute By Minute (GO/Fantasy), further cemented Hunter’s reputation as a soul powerhouse, heralded for his talents both as a live performer and perhaps even more so as a songwriter, with The New Yorker describing his “tight, taut compositions” as “rooted in American soul music without being bound to it.” Now Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut on Daptone Records, America’s premier soul imprint and Hunter’s second collaboration with famed producer Gabriel Roth aka Bosco Mann. It also marks a cumulative and consecutive total of 48 original songs written exclusively by Hunter, without resorting to a single covered recording. At age 53, Hunter […]

From Blue Moon Entertainment: Blue Moon Entertainment presents Savage Pianos this is a unique performance experience of the finest caliber in dueling pianos taking place on Saturday, January 26th at 9 p.m.  The show is for all generations as the pianists play everything from ROCK & ROLL, to MOTOWN to HIP HOP- sheer excitement! Each of the performers are known for their craftsmanship, deep repertoires and unique personalities. The best way to explain this unusual band is to see the video link here: https://www.savagepianos.com Savage Pianos was founded by Steve Savage who grew up in New Jersey before studying English at Boston College and piano at the Berklee College of Music.  Steve has been performing dueling piano shows around the globe for the last 10 years. His many stints include cruise ships to night clubs in Singapore, Switzerland, Holland, Europe, United States and the Caribbean. Savage also serves as musical director, emcee, and performer while producing dueling piano shows at weddings throughout the Northeast!   You can get to know Steve more on his iTunes podcast “Piano Barbarians” featuring interviews with dueling piano players from all around the world.

“King” Solomon Hicks is a 23 year-old guitarist/vocalist from the Upper West Side of New York City AKA Harlem, NY. At the age of 13 Solomon started playing with the Cotton Club 17-piece band as Lead Guitarist and still continues to perform there. Along with being called “Lil’ B.B.” he played the KISS Kruise V, 2017 Joe Bonamassa Blues Cruise, Spain [Festival de Blues de Be´JAR-Blues Cazorla-San Javier], Jazz Marciac in France, and the Tokyo Cotton Club. He has been featured in The Washington Post, New York Daily News, The New York Times, Amsterdam News, the November 2016 front cover of Blues Blast magazine, Montana’s Bigfork Eagle, New Jersey Jazz Society News, and the PBS TV series American Music. Solomon has performed with Tony Bennett, The Destroyers (George Thorogood), Neal Evans (Soulive), Jimmy Vivino (Bandleader for Conan O’Brien), Sam Moore, Marcus King, Stax Songwriter William Bell, John Nemeth, Blind Boy Paxton, Roger Earl (Foghat), Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown), Davey Knowles, Ne-Yo, Jon Hendricks, Mike Stern and Lee Ritenour. He performs regularly in NYC at The Iridium, BB Kings, Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, The Red Rooster, Terra Blues, Minton’s Playhouse and Ginny’s. Solomon has taught music at the Children’s Aid Society […]

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chinese New Year Celebration takes place Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. XIAN ZHANG conductor ERIC WYRICK violin | JONATHAN SPITZ cello | MIN KWON piano PEKING UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CHORUS THE NEW YORK FESTIVAL SINGERS STARRY ARTS GROUP CHILDREN’S CHORUS Rebecca Shen, director NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY Nai-Ni Chen, choreographer EDISON CHINESE SCHOOL LION DANCE TEAM ELENA KAMPOURIS host NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Start a new tradition at the NJSO’s first-ever Chinese New Year celebration, conducted by Xian Zhang. Musical riches abound in this program that blends Eastern and Western musical traditions. Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture is beloved in China yet almost reminiscent of Copland’s America. Songs and arias from opera and traditional Chinese culture show that music bridges all cultures. Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with pianist Min Kwon brings all elements of this sumptuously crafted program together in a joyful performance. TRADITIONAL Dragon Dance LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection VERDI “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore TRADITIONAL CHINESE SONG/arr. Nicholas Hersh: 送别 “Farewell” BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy PUCCINI “Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly PUCCINI “Jasmine Chorus” from Turandot TRADITIONAL CHINESE SONG/arr. Nicholas Hersh: 让我们荡起双桨 “Let’s Paddle Together” TRADITIONAL […]


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