Their name is derived from the Carolina/Georgia islands Gullah phrase for “work it” or “get down” and this band’s infectious rock vibe does just that to the hymns, gospel anthems and local songs indigenous to that coastal area. Ranky Tanky proves that exotic music can be both unfamiliar enough to be surprising, and yet familiar enough to provoke swinging hips and nodding heads. Click HERE for artist's website.
Hear the unique retro sounds of burlesque pop in a fun filled concert performed with modern sensibilities by a brilliant 8-piece orchestra fronted by 3 talented vocalists including Broadway’s Beth Curry of Young Frankenstein, Legally Blonde and Good Vibrations. “An intriguing show of what has been called burlesque pop with a forties throwback sound, all in a PG13 show.” – Journal Star. Click HERE for artist's website.
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The LA-based company is gaining a national profile for its honest storytelling and visceral dance performances. “If break dancing and concert dance had a baby, it would be [Jacob Jonas]. With balletic arabesques, acrobatic flips and spinning headstands, the dancers showed that they could hold their own in the studio and on the street.” –Los Angeles Times. Click here for artist's website.
The internationally acclaimed Japanese percussionists return with their newest high energy performance showcasing the ancient art of Taiko drumming, combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with dramatic costuming, intricate choreography and innovative visuals. Click HERE for artist's website.
This Canadian trio’s wide range of musical backgrounds and ability to seamlessly blend inspired harmonies have characterized their special mix of Americana, pop and traditional folk. The Jennys’ recent studio album, Bright Morning Stars, offers a shimmering tapestry of achingly perfect vocal sound and soulful songwriting. Click HERE for artist's website.
Bill Broun holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston. He is Associate Professor of English at East Stroudsburg University. Broun spent years as a news reporter, music journalist, and news editor in Texas. He was employed as a copyeditor at a host of British newspapers and magazines. His own writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, the Times (London), the Times Literary Supplement, and more.
Colson Whitehead is a New York-based novelist. He is the author of six novels, including his debut work, the 1999 novel, The Intuitionist, and the National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad. He has also published two books of non-fiction. In 2002, he received a MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Grant). In 2017, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad. The work re-imagines the history of slavery and escape by using a literal railroad as the means enslaved Africans used for escape. He is the first writer in decades to win both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other giant puppet creatures in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain children! Click HERE for artist's website.