Events of Note
Live Art Presents Spanish Harlem Orchestra
There’s nothing like a little salsa to take away the winter’s chill!
The Spanish Harlem Orchestra comes to the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts on January 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The performance is part of this year’s annual Live Art fundraising efforts, which provides much-needed support for the programs and outreach mission of the Townsend.
Before the show the band’s maestro, Oscar Hernandez, will host a free, open workshop for high school students at the Townsend from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This is a chance for students to learn from one of the very best artists in Latin music. Encourage your youngsters to bring their trumpets, trombones, saxophones and percussion instruments and be ready to play.
For copy of the workshop music contact Robert Jennings at 678-839-4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserved seats for the performance are $38. For tickets go to: www.townsendcenter.org. The box office is staffed Jan. 21 until 4 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the intermission the night of the show.
The band, comprised of the all-stars of contemporary Latin salsa music, released its fourth album, “Viva la Tradición,” in September, which has been nominated for Grammy.
Its debut recording, “Un Gran Dia en el Barrio” (2002), was nominated for a Grammy as Best Salsa Album. The album won a Latin Billboard Award for Salsa Album of the Year. The band’s Grammy win came for “Across 110th Street,” which was released in 2004.
Three Chances to See the Vagina Monologues
The University of West Georgia’s Responsible Sexuality Committee presents three benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” written by Eve Ensler, on Feb. 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.
Tickets: $5 UWG students, $10 general public.
Performance proceeds benefit the Carroll Rape Crisis Center and the Carrollton Emergency Shelter.
Tickets will also be on sale at the Student Development Center at 121 Row Hall. On the night of the performance, tickets will be available, but seating may be limited.
For more information on “The Vagina Monologues” contact Maritza Pitelli at 678-839-6428. To learn more about V-Day go to http://www.vday.org.
Golden Gates and Moscow Nights
Also coming to the Townsend are Russian folk traditions with “Golden Gates and Moscow Nights” on Feb. 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Expect to be thrilled by the Golden Gates dancers’ syncopated choreography, gymnastic leaping and explosive foot stomping. The singing includes well-known tunes such as Kalinka, as well as Cossack war dances and Siberian love chants.
Moscow Nights is an exciting acoustic trio of ethnic percussion, bayan, zhaleika and balalaikas.
Tickets: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors/Military, $5 Children. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of West Georgia.
For more information and to buy tickets go to: Golden Gates and Moscow Nights.
Mentoring Program Networking Reception
Richards College of Business hosts its Mentoring Program networking reception on Jan. 24. Although the reception is limited to invited mentors and mentees, RCOB needs mentors from the business community for the upcoming fall. If you know of someone in the business community who would like to act as a mentor, please contact Kasey Hannah at email@example.com. The program needs mentors in: management, marketing, accounting, management information systems, finance, economics and real estate.
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