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If you want to get to know AARON LEWIS, just listen to The Road. On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. Nevertheless, they're all equally powerful, vibrant, and unforgettable. For Lewis, The Road continues to wind and surprise like it always has. In 2011, the Staind frontman formally arrived in the country world with the release of his debut EP, Town Line. Highlighted by the success of gold-selling single "Country Boy" featuring the legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels, the seven-song EP reached #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #7 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.
Tickets start at $34
Kids are invited to wear their PJ’s! Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's widely-travelled productions incorporate innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading. Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952). Brown, a former teacher, believed that very young children could be fascinated by the simple pleasures of the world around them. Brown created some of the most enduring and beloved children’s books of all time. Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mum. Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters and the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery that never fails to infuse young readers with a reassuring sense of security.
Tickets: $10, $18, $23.
This electrifying performance will combine the best in symphonic music with the excitement of aerial and acrobatic artistry. Accomplished performers from across the globe will bring the magic of Cirque to the Stiefel Theatre for an unforgettable evening!
Tickets: $55, $40.
Don't miss Peppa Pig's all-new live stage show! Peppa Pig is an absolute superstar among the preschool set and their families all across America and she will be making her biggest splash yet with the upcoming tour. Peppa Pig’s Big Splash is an action-packed live show, based on the popular Peppa Pig television series, designed to deliver to preschoolers and young fans an unforgettable first live theater experience. A fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs, as well as an interactive sing-a-long, the live stage show will have fans laughing, singing, dancing and of course jumping in muddy puddles too – just like Peppa.
Tickets start at $39
THE CULT announces “Alive in the Hidden City” U.S. tour dates. The live shows will coincide with the release of their newest CD “HIDDEN CITY” in stores February 5th. It is The Cult’s first album in three years and their 10th studio album. “Hidden City” - a brutal and beautiful masterpiece - is the third and final part of their critically acclaimed trilogy that began with 2007’s “Born Into This” and was followed by 2012’s “Choice of Weapon.” One of the UK’s premiere post punk bands, The Cult ascended the ranks of the indie music world to achieve global status selling millions of albums and touring around the world for decades. The Cult’s 2014 performance at Coachella was hailed by Rolling Stone as “the Messianic moment of Coachella 2014.”
THE CULT are Ian Astbury (vocals), Billy Duffy (guitars), John Tempesta (drums), Grant Fitzpatrick (bass), Damon Fox (keyboards + rhythm guitar).
Tickets start at $49.
“Absolutely Incredible” Rolling Stone
Lightwire Theater is proud to present MOON MOUSE, a cosmic adventure about celebrating differences starring Marvin the mouse. Lightwire Theater's electroluminescent characters start with the creators and the cast. They build everything from the ground up, with each sculpture taking nearly 200 hours of intensive labor. They utilize recyclable materials including aluminum rods, election signs, skate board wheels, dryer ducting, plumbing supplies, PVC pipes, fishing poles, duct tape, zip ties and back packs to help define peaks and angles. Black fabric is added to the sculpture for dimension and then lined with electroluminescent wire known as "el wire" which is soldered everywhere the wire is connected. Unlike black lights, "el wire" can be powered by batteries, requires no theatrical lighting and gives a 360-degree of glowing light. Once the character is "turned on", it can use up to 16 AA or rechargeable batteries per performance. The result…anything your inner-child can dream of including 16-ft. tall birds, dinosaurs, ducks, soldiers, swords and more!
Tickets: $10, $18, $23.
These inspiring performances will feature more than 170 members of the Youth Symphony, Junior Youth Symphony and Preparatory Orchestra.
About Keb’ Mo’: Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, released his 12th studio album, titled BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music on April 22, 2014. Following its release, the album spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Soundscan Blues Album chart. The album garnered Keb’ Mo’ a Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation, three 2015 Grammy nominations and multiple other achievements. Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances.
Tickets start at $39
“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller
The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements is the Glenn Miller Orchestra. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
Of course, all of the biggest hits are included in a regular program. But so are arrangements of less well-known tunes like The White Cliffs of Dover, Rainbow Rhapsody, Everybody Loves My Baby, and That’s Sabotage. They have added such numbers as Over the Rainbow, September Morn, The Body Electric from the T.V. series Fame, Up Where We Belong, from the hit movie, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Star Wars/War of The Stars. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has always been very musical, disciplined, and visually entertaining. And it has its own distinctive “sound." That sound is created by the clarinet holding the melodic line, doubled or coupled with the tenor sax playing the same notes; and the harmonies produced by three other saxophones, while growling trombones and wailing trumpets add their oo-ahs.
Tickets: $19, $34, 44
Legendary singer-songwriter GRAHAM NASH is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events. In 2011, Nash was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide.
In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Tickets start at $36.
The season will conclude with a memorable program featuring classical favorites ranging from Strauss to Star Wars. The concert will feature a 200 member adult, college and high school combined choir. Join us for a celebratory finish to this historic season!
Tickets: $35, $25.
With over 2 million views on YouTube, independent sales over 30,000 albums, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. Now with Weightless, his debut album for True North Records, Matt’s music has been captured on record as never before.
With Weightless, the New Brunswick native shifts his formidable talents as a blues performer to his song-craft. His reputation as a bluesman won him the 2013 Euro Blues Award for Best Solo /Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed him 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. “The blues is a big part of what I do, and in my solo show some tunes are straight-up blues, for sure,” he says. “But I would never stand beside B.B. King and say, ‘I play blues, too.’ None of my albums are blues albums—I’ve won blues awards with them, but I wouldn’t say they’re blues albums.”
Tickets $18 in advance and $20 day of show.
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Ribbon Of Darkness," "Beautiful," "Song For A Winter's Night" and "Rainy Day People" to name a few.
But this year is special for the legendary artist, who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled “Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: The Legend Lives On…” The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot's own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.
Tickets: $39, $49, $58