2017-18 Concert Season Performers

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2017-2018 Season Archive

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COMING UP BRASS      

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017  

Coming Up Brass, or CUB Band, is a 10 piece (yes10!) group of musicians who play for the love of music. With 10 members in the band you would expect a big sound and trust them … they deliver a BIG sound!  For anyone who has not heard them yet, they have a strong horn section, rockin’ rhythm section and killer vocals. They will knock your socks off!  Come enjoy the CUB Band share a huge variety of music including beach, funk, rock, R&B, Top 40, soul, disco and even a little country!

 

TWO ON TAP    

FRIDAY, October 20, 2017 

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Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano take you to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing. High-energy routines, gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography and unique musical arrangements are featured in this act. This duo breathes new life into classic song-and-dance. The New Orleans Times reports that Two On Tap brings “Rhythm, style, humor, and Broadway flair.”

 

SHANKA LA-VERNE PETTIS      

FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 

Shanka La-Verne Pettis is a national recording classical recitalist, vocal coach and vocal producer.  Shanka, a native of Gastonia, began studying music from the late Frances Shafter of Charlotte when she was seventeen. She continued her studies earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  She furthered her education for a Master’s in Performing Arts. Shanka performs a variety of music genre including classical, jazz, soul, gospel, and selections from Broadway musicals. Shanka’s dedication to music and performance is evident as she gives her all to please her audience.

 

NIGHT AND DAY: Starring Kevin Spirtas   

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 

Kevin Spiritas is a 30-year acting veteran best known for Broadway appearances and NBC’s daytime drama, Days of Our Lives. He sings familiar Broadway songs and shares stories of his career on and off the set.  Kevin has appeared in A Chorus Line, Meet Me In St. Louis, and Hairspray. His film appearances include L.A. Heat, Fired Up, Quantum Leap, and more. His high-energy performance and dazzling personality will capture your attention and your hearts.