Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This Coming Weekend

This coming weekend is really busy at the Acorn and I hope it is indicative of our future in terms of varied programming. We begin the weekend on Thursday night, as I think everyone should. Michael Holmes is performing The Judy Show which is a nightclub act. Michael sings, tells jokes, and impersonates a number of celebrities in a fun and playful manner. Our space lends itself well to nightclub-style shows. We move to Friday night where we have two bands playing CD release concerts. These groups are perfect for the hipster who wants to try something new and be on the edge of the arts. Reptet is coming from the west coast and End Times Orchestra are from Grand Rapids. End Times back the Super Happy Funtime Burlesque who are always popular at the Acorn. A bunch of the burlesque performers including dancers and some variety performers will perform with the band at this combination concert/party. This is a good night for groups of friends to come, hang out, and let your hair down. Saturday night brings the Corky Siegel Chamber Blues band with special guest, bassist/vocalist Rollo Radford. This will be a night a high-energy music flowing between classical and blues with a string quartet, percussionist, Corky’s harp and keyboards, and Rollo on bass and vocals. If you want to expose your kids or grandkids to great music that is also fun, this is a wonderful opportunity. Check out the bios of the performers. The weekend ends on Sunday afternoon with Twinkles the Clown performing a show for all ages. She is fun and gentle and playful. Bring the kids and enjoy a performance designed to delight all ages.

I think there is something for everyone this weekend. Our schedule has been filling up with world-class performers. I hope people will not only enjoy the well-known performers, but also give the lesser-known people a chance. The tickets are priced reasonably and you can discover great talent in a relaxed atmosphere. Remember, some of the best performers are not necessarily the most famous. This weekend really kicks off the summer season so get a group of friends or family and turn them on to the beauty of live performance at the Acorn Theater.

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