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Stage Door Productions Presents Once On This Island, Jr and Anne Of Green Gables in Conjunction with The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association





Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association


The summer productions of Anne of Green Gables and Once on This Island, Jr will be presented by Stage Door Production. This talented group is the newest community theatre in Fort Dodge and a member of the Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association.

Founded in 2013, Stage Door Productions is committed to high-quality performances of small-cast musicals, as well as providing educational Youth Theater experiences in the Fort Dodge, Iowa, area through its Youth Theater program and Take 2 Summer Youth Theater.

The production of “Once on This Island, Jr. ” will be July 9th, 10th and 11th. This musical tells the story of a peasant girl, Ti Moune, who falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death. Everyone will enjoy how the story is told through almost non-stop song and dance. The cast is comprised of 27 children from Kindergarten through 6th Grade.

“Anne of Green Gables” performance is scheduled for July 30, 31 at 7 pm and August 1 at 2 pm. This production will have 26 local youth from grades 7th through 12th telling the story of the misadventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Anne Shirley is mistakenly sent to live with a plain spoken farmer and his spinster sister (the Cuthberts), who thought they were adopting a boy.

Both productions will be held at the St. Edmond High School Auditorium. Admission is $ 10 for adults, and $ 5 for under age 18. Tickets are on sale at First American Bank, Salon & Company, Choice Printing and at the door.

These productions open doors for our talented youth in our community, states Shelly Bottorff, President of Stage Door Productions. Our ultimate goal is to not only provide great entertainment but to also highlight the artistic abilities right here in Fort Dodge.”

Promoting the talents of youth in the region is just one of the goals of the group. A commitment to introducing a variety of fine arts to the community is also their mission. Comprised of individuals like Mary Jo Laupp, who brings 27 years of directing experience, Stage Door Productions expands the horizons of this group. Other talented members include Nate Gibson, Susan Ahlers-Leman, Tabitha Acree, Kelli Wallace, Betsy Duarte and Sheila Border.

The Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association is located at 29 North 10th Street, Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Visit their website at http://www.fdfineartsassociation.org to learn more about the organization and members. Emails can be directed to amy(at)fd-foundation(dot)org or call 515-573-3180.







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The Tallest Man On Earth Shares First Single Off Dark Bird Is Home and Announces First Full Band Tour Coming to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, Friday, May 29, 2015


Durham, NC (PRWEB) February 24, 2015

The Tallest Man On Earth will stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on Friday, May 29, 2015 as part of his first full band tour.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 27 at 12 p.m.:

Online at DPACnc.com
DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on February 26. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at http://www.dpacnc.com/fod.

The announcement two weeks ago that The Tallest Man On Earth will release his first new album since 2012 this spring on Dead Oceans was met with open arms and eager anticipation. While the trailer is a beautiful indication of whats to come, the first single, Sagres, takes us a step further into the world of Dark Bird Is Home. Its an album that presents Kristian Mattson at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, yet also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings. It feels fresh and well timed. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, and the lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming. You should expect the loudest and proudest songs yet from The Tallest Man On Earth on album number four, but also the softest and the lowest.

The Tallest Man On Earths Dark Bird Is Home is out May 12th on Dead Oceans and available for pre-order now. All iTunes and SC Distribution pre-orders come with an instant free download of Sagres.

For the next few years, the Dark Bird tour will come to your city or a town nearby, and for the first time The Man is bringing a band to the stage with him.

Listen to/share The Tallest Man On Earths Sagres https://soundcloud.com/deadoceans/the-tallest-man-on-earth-sagres/s-GnUD2

Watch Dark Bird Is Home album trailer http://youtu.be/pjsu5_fGvo8

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About DPAC

Since its opening in 2008, DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, has become the center for live entertainment in the Triangle. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and video. Listed four times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazines annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.

What is up next at DPAC? Rock torchbearers GOVT MULE (March 3), an intimate evening with soulful superstar MICHAEL BOLTON (March 4), and the 3rd annual BULL CITY FOOD & BEER EXPERIENCE (March 8).

For more information please go to http://www.DPACnc.com.







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29th Southwest Arts Festival Offers a Real Estate Boost


Indio, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams today announced that the upcoming 29th Annual Southwest Arts Festival will be a big boost for luxury home sales and real estate portfolio acquisitions as thousands convene near Indio to attend the gala event. The three-day festival will feature the deserts most exquisite collection of unique Southwest Art.

Excitement across the Valley has been building for months as the lineup of more than 280 artists from 22 states and multiple countries was announced. Each year the festival continues to grow and evolve, attracting the highest caliber of gifted artisans from around the planet. One of the largest annual event fundraisers, the Southwest Arts Festival supports several Indio-based nonprofit organizations. With over 200 community leaders and volunteers contributing their time and talents to make a success of the event, it is sure to be the best Festival ever.

Schmett recently commented on the fiscal impact of the Southwest Arts Festival on the Coachella Valley, This event is now almost 30 years old and always attracts a vibrant and diverse audience in the tens of thousands each year. This translates to a big boost for all local businesses, including lodging, dining, and other facilities used by guests and locals who attend. For those of us in the real estate industry, it is a particular delight to welcome new friends and neighbors from among the festival attendees. My office always experiences a busy week because so many of the art fans are also searching for vacation homes or they are in the market to add to their real estate portfolios. Southwest Art is unique to this area of the United States and draws buyers from around the world.

This year’s festival will feature interactive art, glassblowing and fine art painting, as well as other mediums for sale and view. A wide variety of delicious foods will also be available, set to a background of live jazz music.

For more information on the Southwest Arts Festival visit http://palmspringsrealestateinfo.com/ps/southwest-arts-festival/.

To find out more about investing in La Quinta, CA real estate visit http://indiorealestateinfo.com.

About Luxury Homes by Keller Williams: Luxury Homes by Keller Williams La Quinta, is an exclusive, elite and sophisticated group of real estate consultants raising the bar for service in the upper-tier La Quinta and Palm Springs area residential real estate market.







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The Worlds Greatest Pink Floyd Show Brit Floyd Space and Time World Tour 2015 Coming to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on May 30, 2015


Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 (Durham, NC) Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd show, returns to North America in 2015 to launch its Space & Time World Tour. This is their most ambitious show to date; with a spectacular new light show, an even bigger stage production and over one hundred concerts planned throughout the United States and Canada between March and August 2015 with a stop at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on May 30, 2015. This will mark the third appearance of Brit Floyd to DPACs stage.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 16 at 10 a.m.:

Red River Revel Arts Festival Celebrates its 35th Year of Art, Food, Fun and Entertainment


Shreveport, LA (Vocus) September 30, 2010

Shreveport-Bossier, La. (Vocus) September 30, 2010 — For 35 years the Red River Revel Arts Festival has attracted thousands of people who love art, food, music, and fun. This years event will take place Saturday, Oct. 2-Saturday, Oct. 9. This eight-day festival is held at downtown Shreveports Festival Plaza on the banks of the Red River.

The featured attraction at the Revel is the variety of art on display and for sale by more than one hundred juried artists. Its the perfect place to find unique jewelry, paintings, acrylics, clothing, pottery, photography, wood work and much more. This year will offer 40 new artists.

Another popular activity at the Revel is eating! Many festival-goers count down to the event in anticipation of eating their Revel favorites, most of which are prepared by local non-profit organizations. From the Muffaletta pizza and turkey legs to the Italian ice and funnel cakes, there are many Revel foods you just can’t do without!

This year the 50-foot Ferris Wheel is back and will be in a new location overlooking the Childrens Arts Education Area and the Red River. Childrens events include Artist for a Day, Twister Tot Tent, Architecture Alive, Salto Trampoline and the Rock Climb. Bring the kids out for a full day of fun.

Raising the bar in local entertainment without the expected, high-priced concert ticket, Revel 35 is offering really hot entertainment. For the price of a regular Revel admission ticket you can enjoy as many of the evenings concerts as you like. Plus, Revelers can enjoy local bands and regional Revel favorites throughout the eight-day festival. Remember, the eight-day Reveler Pass allows unlimited admission throughout the festival for one low price.

Scheduled entertainment includes:

Steel Magnolia, October 2, CHASE Stage

Steel Magnolia is country musics hottest new duo. Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones proved to be a winning combination in winning CMTs Can You Duet? Their first single — the Top 5 hit, Keep On Lovin You, — introduced country radio to the duos fresh sound, earning them two 2010 Academy of Country Music Award Nominations, as well as two 2010 CMT Music Award Nominations a mere eight months after launching onto the music scene. Our voices blend uniquely, Josh says of the Steel Magnolia sound. Meghan has more of a low end and my voice is kind of in a little higher register, which normally isnt the case with a male/female duo. Its usually the other way around. So its a weird blend, but it works. Its country with our own edge.

Sister Hazel, October 9, CHASE Stage

Sister Hazel began when Ken Block started playing with Drew Copeland around Gainesville in the early ’90s. They added Jett Beres on bass, guitarist Ryan Newell and drummer Mark Trojanowski. The band struck gold with their chart-topping hit, “All For You.” Over the years the band has sold more than two million albums and had six top 30 singles; they earned a platinum disc with 1997’s Somewhere More Familiar and gold with 2000’s Fortress. “We’re getting to live a dream,” Copeland proclaims. “As kids, we grew up thinking, ‘Man, one day I am going to be a rock star!’ and man, we are getting to do that. And we don’t take that for granted.” Their latest album, Release, debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart at #37, the highest chart number ever attained by any of the band’s albums on that chart. Release also hit #3 on the Billboard Indie Chart and #14 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart. On release day, the album went all the way to #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the overall iTunes sales chart.

The Hunt Family, October 2, CHASE Stage

The Hunt Family is a cross between World Ranked Step Dancers and Champion Fiddlers. They are a family of nine that brings a high-powered energetic and refreshing experience to the stage. They perform original, Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, offering a unique blend of diversity to every show. Their latest CD, Hearts Held High, is available now and features eight exciting brand new original compositions. The Hunt Family has completed four US tours and performed at places such as The Tony Danza Show, the World Championships for Irish Dance and Virginias Royal Welcoming for Queen Elizabeth in Richmond, VA.

The Band Perry, October 7, CHASE Stage

“Daddy rocked us to sleep with the Rolling Stones; Mama woke us up with Loretta Lynn. So we get it honest.” — Kimberly Perry

Inheriting a cross-pollinated love of country and rock & roll from their parents, The Band Perry — siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry — say that they bleed the bright red blood of American music. The three have always felt the drive to perform and create music, beginning when Kimberly strapped on her first Gibson guitar and fronted her first high school band — at age 15, employing Reid, then 10, and Neil, only eight, as her roadies. In July of 2005, the siblings decided to join forces as one band. The Band Perry was then invited by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company to open all of the dates on their “New Faces of Country” tour that year. They caught the ears of Republic Nashville and signed to the new label in the summer of 2009.

Blues Old Stand Featuring Brady Blade, Jr., October 8, CHASE Stage

Blues Old Stand is a Southern funk n’ roll band that established itself as one of the early “Jam Bands” of the 90s. The music is based in the blues, funk and soul of the fathers of groove, with musical influences ranging from Muddy Waters to Curtis Mayfield. Blues Old Stand has been touring and playing large festivals for more than 20 years.

Brady Blade Jr. has joined Blues Old Stand both on the stage and in the studio on various records produced by BLADE Studios. Brady is a Grammy winning artist and producer who has recorded and toured with Dave Matthews, Jewel, the Indigo Girls and Bob Dylan. Blues Old Stand has shared the stage with everyone from Ben Harper to Buddy Guy, from Widespread Panic to the Allman Brothers. They have been an accompanying band for many blues greats including Hubert Sumlin, Bob Margolin, Johnny Shines and Kent Duchaine. The unique blend of tone, and vast and diverse song list of original and cover songs, make Blues Old Stand a festival favorite.

Dirtfoot, October 9, CHASE Stage

Whether performing on big stages at festivals, or playing intimate settings in pubs and the finer taverns all over the Midwest & South, Dirtfoot puts on an uproarious show. The crowds come to take part in the fun and chaos, hollering to all the calls and responses, shaking their bean cans, and getting down with the infectious grooves. There is only one Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie band in the land Dirtfoot.

Led by the organic writings of Matt Hazelton with each player adding his own flavor and feeling to the songs and sound of the group, Dirtfoot is a blend of eclectic styles, as well as diverse personalities. All of their instruments are acoustic, but their energy and ingenuity will make you swear they are plugged in. Featuring instruments ranging from an acoustic guitar, banjo, upright bass, pots n’ pans, drums, bells, saxophone, xylophone and more, this band has a truly engaging sound, a real dose of Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble Boogie!

You can view a listing of participating artists and food vendors, plus information on tickets and Revel hours at the Revels website: http://www.redriverrevel.com. Be sure to check back for updates on entertainment, kids activities, and food.

Shreveport-Bossier is full of relaxing modern conveniences wrapped in welcoming Southern charm. We take care of our visitors like family, filling you up with our tastiest food and treating you to as much entertainment as you want. We are Louisiana’s Other Side, and here, we are a mix of wide-open Texas spirit and spicy Cajun attitude. We took the best of

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