42Five

42five

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 – 7:00 PM
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

42Five (pronounced “Four Two Five”) has been performing their own unique brand of entertainment since the turn of the century. Evolving from a street corner barbershop sound, and drawing on funk, rock, jazz, and blues – 42Five is unlike any musical experience around, recreating an entire instrumental band with nothing but their five voices – a feat which has to be seen to be believed. The group is based in Orlando, FL., 
42Five brings timeless, classic music to life with renewed freshness and infuses their beautiful harmonies with a lovable sense of humor and style all of their own. 42Five is blazing new trails and winning the hearts and imaginations of audiences big and small and of every race, creed, sex, and age.

More fun than “The Sing-Off”, more infectious than “Glee”, this all-ages show will have you singing in your seat! With only 5 voices, no tricks, just talent, this award-winning acapella quintet takes you on a musical journey covering familiar favorites from the 60’s to today, crafting an energizing performance that always leaves the audience standing on their feet, singing along and wanting more.

They’ve come together to create a new form of entertainment singing songs we all love, from the ’60s to the tunes of today, including Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” and Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World.” This award-winning a capella quintet is the entertainment for all ages, for all families and for all size audiences.

From the trumpet to the drums, you’ll hear it all from their voices without a glimpse of shiny brass or drumsticks scattered on the floor. This new, innovative group is setting the bar high and using their technique to bring to life vocal impossibilities.

Not only do they melt audiences with their flawless harmonies, their charming sense of humor is sure to create a stir in the hearts of everyone.

42Five: Harmony, Humor and Heart

Terry Barber

Terry Barber

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013 – 7:00PM
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center 

With an extraordinarily broad vocal range and natural fluency in a wide range of musical styles, American countertenor Terry Barber is a performer in a class by himself. He has been featured on some of the world’s most prominent stages and has worked with many of the music industry’s most prestigious songwriters, composers and producers. His recorded voice has appeared on every major label, as well as his own label, rEvolv Music. Whether performing classical or popular favorites, he “breathes new life into everything he sings,” and crafts what the Los Angeles Times calls “performances of great vitality and verve.”

As a member of the multiple Grammy-winning ensemble Chanticleer, Terry was called “…the jewel in Chanticleer’s crown…” With them, he worked his way through the repertoire performing opera, classical, gospel, jazz and folk music in a dozen languages at over a hundred concerts around the globe. In 2002, Terry joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for their staging of Sly, starring Placido Domingo. He made his New York City Opera debut in 2001 in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and covered Daniel Taylor in the NYC Opera’s production of Handel’s Rinaldo starring David Daniels. In summer of 2002 he performed at the International Spoleto Festival both the Spirit and the Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Terry made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2004 singing the role of Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus with the National Chorale under Martin Josman. He was also featured with the Portland Baroque Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah under the direction of Nicholas Kramer and with the New Trinity Baroque Orchestra of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (with Evellyn Tubb) which prompted the Atlanta Journal Constitution to rave that “…his grasp of the texts and elegant phrasing made for charismatic singing.” and “Barber has star quality”.

Following incredible success at Moscow’s Svetlanov Hall for the international “Art-November” festival last year, Terry will return to Russia for the third time at the specific request of the Lithuanian composer, Georgs Pelecis, to perform his “Revelation”, a grand work for countertenor, trumpet, and piano soloists and orchestra.
In 2009, Terry founded Artist for a Cause, a non-profit corporation created to organize collaborations between artists and the charities they support. His personal performance project for the organization, A Sacred Journey features Terry singing sacred music in the baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano ranges by the best composers through time. The U.S. tour began in early 2010, has its 35th performance this year, and has raised thousands of dollars for community outreach.

Terry received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance as well as the Musical Theater Certificate from Northwestern University. He received his Master of Music degree in historically informed performance from London’s Trinity College of Music where he also received a post-graduate performance certificate with highest distinction. Immediately following the completion of his degree, Terry was hired to teach advanced vocal ensembles at Trinity College, while simultaneously touring England with the Kent Opera’s production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo.

Whether performing classical or popular favorites, Terry Barber “breathes new life into everything he sings” and crafts what the Los Angeles Times calls a “performance of great vitality and verve.”

Masters of Motown

Masters of Motown

SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 2013 – 7:00PM
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

Saluting one of the greatest times in musical history, Masters of Motown is recreating an entire Motor City experience.

The10-member cast, including three female vocalists, three male vocalists, guitar, bass, drums and keys, has come together to reproduce the style, sound and ultimate feel that Motown brought to us years ago. They become Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Diane Ross and the Supremes, and even the Jackson Five.

The show features an entirely live performance, with seasoned musicians and performers catering to every whim of an oldies lover. During the ultimate stroll down memory lane, Masters of Motown perform hits such as “Get Ready” by the Temptations, “Dancing in the Street” by Martha and the Vandellas and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.

Masters of Motown has been called the most entertaining history lesson ever performed! This show authentically reproduces the look, choreography, style and sound made famous by a record label that was relatively unknown at the time but went on to profoundly influence the history of popular music. The performance goes beyond the music to preserve the integrity of the entire Motown experience. For many, Masters of Motown is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers a way to experience a period in our country’s past that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.

The show features a completely live performance with seasoned musicians and world-class performers from The TFC Band. This group has toured extensively world-wide for more than 30 years, performing at private events, festivals, casinos, corporate events and military bases from coast to coast and overseas, including tours of Europe and Africa. After having toured together for decades, The TFC Band created the Masters of Motown show in 2008 as a way to heighten the experience for their fans and deliver the full package—a stage show which captures the sights, sounds and feel of the Motown era.

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast of Masters of Motown has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls.

It’s a celebration, a chance to reminisce and homage to those who made musical history.

Collin Raye

Collin Raye

THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012 – 7:00PM
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

One of the true hit makers of the 1990’s, Collin Raye still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals on his newly formed label, StarPointe Records.

Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His fiery delivery has made country standards of such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “Little Rock.” Always an electrifying showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.”

Collin shot to fame with “Love, Me” in 1991. Listeners were so touched that they used its lyrics at funerals and memorial services. That set the cornerstone for a career built on meaningful songs. “Little Rock” was an anthem for the recovery community. “Not That Different” pleaded for tolerance. “In This Life” became a wedding favorite. He won awards for the child-advocacy video “I Think About You.” Five times nominated as country music’s Male Vocalist of the Year, Collin Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. Among the organizations he has supported are Boys Town, First Steps, Al-Anon, Special Olympics, Country Cares About AIDS, Catholic Relief Services, Parade of Pennies, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, The Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence, The Emily Harrison Foundation, Childhelp USA, Silent Witness National Initiative, Easter Seals and Make a Difference Day. At the 2001 Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented Collin Raye with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year award in recognition of Collin’s issue-oriented music and his tireless charity work.

The man who has topped the charts with such great songs as “On the Verge,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second” and “That Was a River” is finally ready for another round of successes. 

”I believe in Providence,” says Collin Raye. “I believe there’s a reason things happen the way they do. I also believe that if you’ve treated people right and you continue to work hard at your craft, things will happen. I want to keep going. I want hit records. I want to make music.”

Nominated five times as country music Male Vocalist of the Year, Collin continues to do what he loves: share his passion. Whether it’s delivering the unforgettable lines of his first No. 1 hit, “Love, Me,” or supporting an array of various organizations, such as Boys Town and Special Olympics, Collin has truly touched the lives of many. At the 2001 Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented him with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year award.

Collin’s career has been built on meaningful songs and issue-oriented music. And with chart-toppers like “One Boy, One Girl,” On the Verge,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second,” and “That Was a River,” Collin Raye is ready to take on another round of success.

Redhead Express & the Walker Family

Redhead Express

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

Redhead Express and the Walker Family is a fascinating family! There are 9 of them living together in an RV with a chocolate lab, sharing their love of music and family all across the country. But 5 years ago the band didn’t even exist!

Brett grew up in rural southwestern Idaho, eldest of 7, born into a family of singers which extends back generations. Apryll grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, 9 of 10, and all sang, played piano, and at least a couple other instruments each. It all began when Brett sang to Apryll on their first date. Who could say no to an Elvis song? It was love at first sight and sound.

Apryll was a concert pianist and believes the love for music began when the kids were very young. “They grew up listening to classical music, and Daddy singing to them. They were bound to love music!” She began teaching them piano at age 5, got them singing and taking Suzuki Violin, and eventually the girls each wanted to try their hand at another instrument. Apryll recalls, “One day we realized we had a family band, and we decided to do something with it. We began singing at Farmer’s Markets, Nursing Homes and local coffee shops. People really liked us, and we thought we ought to do something more with our newfound love of music.”

One day, during a major mid-life crisis Brett asked Apryll, “What would you do if we had ALL the money in the world and nothing was stopping us, you would do it even if you never got credit for doing it?” Apryll declared, “I would take the family out on the road and study this music we’ve fallen in love with!” After a family meeting and lots of personal prayer, it was unanimous. The family would sell their brand new home they had just built and moved into 3 months earlier, sell everything, buy an RV and hit the road to study the root music of America.

The Walkers left their Alaskan home Thanksgiving Day 2007 and have not looked back. They have played across the country, from California to Florida, doing 200 shows a year at performing arts centers, fairs, festivals, churches, and schools. Having performed two seasons in Branson, and now pursuing a country career in Nashville, the Redhead Express has become a sought after show, considered highly entertaining. Their show is filled with variety, literally a song for everyone. The show is called an American Roots Show, featuring country, bluegrass, old timey, Irish, gospel, originals, and even 50’s and 60’s done acoustically. Redhead Express features tight family harmonies, hard driving instrumentals, and a ton of fun!

In Branson, Missouri, Redhead Express was nominated for Best Family Show. Kendra was given the committee chair award for her vocal prowess. LaRae was awarded banjo player of the year; Alisa most outstanding young female artist; and Meghan was awarded bass player of the year. Kendra also won the FAME Award in the Rio Grande Valley for her songwriting skills. Brett has been nominated twice for Male Vocalist through SPBGMA. The Redhead Express was also nominated through SPBGMA for CD of the year for Paintin’ the Town Red, and Entertaining Band of the Year. The National Traditional Country Music Association also awarded Redhead Express, CD of the Year for Paintin’ the Town Red.

Industry professionals describe the ascendance of Redhead Express as extraordinary. Without the help of an agency, they have performed nearly 1,000 shows and are booked 2 years out with coveted pricing and venues. Shortly after arriving in Nashville, Redhead Express was blessed to meet one of the finest producers in the country, Paul Worley. Producer of the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry, among others, Mr. Worley has worked with the Redhead Express the past year in the development of their talent and their new country sound. They are looking to go into the studio with Mr. Worley at the end of 2011 to record the first songs of their upcoming country album.

Papa Doo Run Run

Papa Doo Run Run-2

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

Riding the crest of a wave of success that’s lasted FOUR decades, and having a TON of FUN doing it.

Formed in 1965, the now legendary California band, PAPA DOO RUN RUN, quickly discovered their forte: they sound like the Beach Boys! That sound led them to surf music icons, Jan & Dean, and from 1976-80 Papa toured North America with the duo. In the 80’s Papa graduated from J&D to the Beach Boys, and toured and recorded with members of that band throughout the next 2 decades. The group also had an unprecedented 15-year run as the “Celebrity House Band” at Disneyland from 1975-90! In the mid 80’s Papa Doo became the darlings of corporate entertainment, performing at up to 150 corporate events a year! Their fun packed show is still a favorite of dozens of Fortune 500 companies.

Papa’s 1975 Top 40 hit “Be True To Your School” reached No. 1 in California. Their ground breaking CD “California Project” (1985) exploded onto the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at no. 17 and earned the band their second Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination. Additionally, Papa Doo Run Run appeared in, and recorded the soundtrack album for the CBS-TV movie Deadman’s Curve. The band currently has 10 CD releases and a full length DVD.

Today, Papa Doo Run Run still averages about 100 dates a year, worldwide. Their act encompasses all the great Classic Rock hits of the 60’s and 70’s, with a special emphasis on their award winning re-creation of the hits of the Beach Boys. Their best kept secret: Papa Doo Run Run is who the Beach Boys call when they need someone to fill in their band.

From 1965-71 the band had 3 name changes. They started out as “the ZU”. Then “GOODIE TWO SHOES”, and finally “Papa Du Run Da Run”, and late shortened to “PAPA DOO RUN RUN”, (their name derived the background line of Jan & Dean’s New Girl in School). PAPA established a solid performance schedule, playing as many as 200 dates a year, covering North America and two other continents, and a ton of island resorts.

Garning two gold record awards, nine charted singles and a Grammy nomination, Papa Doo Run Run consists of founding members Don Zirilli (keyboards/vocals) and Jim Rush (bass/vocals), 10-year member of the Beach Boys Jeffrey Foskett (guitar/vocals), Beach Boys and Frankie Valli veteran Adrian Baker (guitar/vocals), former Jimmy Buffet and the Eagles member, Bo Fox (drum/vocals) and Bobby Gothar (guitar/vocals) who’s performed with country greats like Merle Haggard, Lee Greenwood, and Charlie Daniels.

Papa Doo Run Run are taking the baby boomers and their children out of their seats and dancing in the aisles.

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