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Broward Center for the Performing Arts

201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

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1-(954)-462-0222

Website:
www.browardcenter.org/

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Sebastian Maniscalco - Why Would You Do That?

Stand Up Comedy

Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier, and that has fans across North America showing up in droves for his shows and millions tuning in for his network specials.

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• Fri 11/24/17 at - 7:00 PM
• Fri 11/24/17 at - 9:30 PM

Slow Burn Theatre Co. - Peter and the Starcatcher

Play

Peter and the Starcatcher, a wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearsons best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a sad orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, the show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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• Fri 11/24/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 11/25/17 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 11/25/17 at - 7:30 PM

Sebastian Maniscalco - Why Would You Do That?

Stand Up Comedy

Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier, and that has fans across North America showing up in droves for his shows and millions tuning in for his network specials.

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• Sat 11/25/17 at - 7:00 PM
• Sat 11/25/17 at - 10:00 PM

Slow Burn Theatre Co. - Peter and the Starcatcher

Play

Peter and the Starcatcher, a wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearsons best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a sad orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, the show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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• Sun 11/26/17 at - 1:00 PM
• Sun 11/26/17 at - 6:00 PM

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

For the Family; Holiday; Christmas; Music Theatre; Live Theatre; Musical, Holiday

Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol. Friday, 12/9 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, 12/10 at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm in the Mary Jane Teel Theatre at Century II Performing Arts Center

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• Thu 11/30/17 at - 10:00 AM
• Thu 11/30/17 at - 11:30 AM

Florida Grand Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera

Lucia di Lammermoor is an acting and musical tour de force one of the acid tests of what a great soprano is all about. Lucia is the unlucky Scottish girl who becomes a pawn in her familys plot to revive its fortunes, is forced into a marriage against her will and butchers her bridegroom on their wedding night. The role has been sung by some of the great sopranos of our time. Now, Anna Christy, acclaimed star at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, brings her brilliant interpretation to South Florida audiences. Experience this haunting, atmospheric opera, complete with crumbling castles and ghostly apparitions, plus a breathtaking mad scene that will have you pinned to your seat. Come see why audiences continue to flock to this timeless and bloody romantic classic. Each program is accompanied by a pre-show lecture an hour before curtain with a talk-back session immediately following the performance. Child limit is 6 years old.

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• Thu 11/30/17 at - 7:30 PM

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

For the Family; Holiday; Christmas; Music Theatre; Live Theatre; Musical, Holiday

Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol. Friday, 12/9 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, 12/10 at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm in the Mary Jane Teel Theatre at Century II Performing Arts Center

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• Fri 12/1/17 at - 10:00 AM
• Fri 12/1/17 at - 11:30 AM

Brazilian Voices Concert: Cabaret

Cabaret,Jazz,Latin/Salsa,World

Brazilian Voices Day in Broward County will be celebrated with international musicians and talented singers through powerful interpretations and original vocal arrangements. A special appearance of Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres will bring to the stage renditions of Brasileirinho and classical Brazilian Jazz in an interactive cabaret seating style. Dont miss it!

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• Fri 12/1/17 at - 7:30 PM

Florida Grand Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera

Lucia di Lammermoor is an acting and musical tour de force one of the acid tests of what a great soprano is all about. Lucia is the unlucky Scottish girl who becomes a pawn in her familys plot to revive its fortunes, is forced into a marriage against her will and butchers her bridegroom on their wedding night. The role has been sung by some of the great sopranos of our time. Now, Anna Christy, acclaimed star at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago, brings her brilliant interpretation to South Florida audiences. Experience this haunting, atmospheric opera, complete with crumbling castles and ghostly apparitions, plus a breathtaking mad scene that will have you pinned to your seat. Come see why audiences continue to flock to this timeless and bloody romantic classic. Each program is accompanied by a pre-show lecture an hour before curtain with a talk-back session immediately following the performance. Child limit is 6 years old.

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• Sat 12/2/17 at - 7:30 PM

A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Children

Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for a traditional holiday tale. Especially adapted for family audiences, this musical production of the Charles Dickens classic is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with the entire family. Lap Tickets are available for purchase for children 12 months and under at the AutoNation Box Office. Everyone entering the theater must have a ticket.

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• Sat 12/2/17 at - 3:00 PM
• Sat 12/2/17 at - 11:00 AM
• Sat 12/2/17 at - 7:00 PM

The Colors of Christmas

R&B/Soul

The Colors of Christmas, featuring performers Peabo Bryson ("What You Won't Do For Love", "A Whole New World"), Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. ("Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In", "Up, Up And Away"), Ruben Studdard (winner of the 2nd season of American Idol, "Superstar", "I need An Angel"), and Jody Watley ("Don't You Want Me", "When A Man Loves A Woman") captures the magic of Christmas in one spectacular performance. Featuring beloved holiday songs "Oh Holy Night", "I'll Be Home For Christmas", and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", the performance celebrates the joy of the holiday season and the true meaning behind Christmas. The Colors of Christmas is the perfect was to get into the Christmas spirit!

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• Wed 12/6/17 at - 8:00 PM

Cyrille Aimee & Shelly Berg Trio: Catch a Rising Star

Jazz

Jazz concert featuring the rising French jazz singer Cyrille Aimee with the Shelly Berg Trio. Aimée has been called “a revelation” by the New York Daily News. The New York Times called her major label release, It’s a Good Day, “a bravura turn.” Aimée’s vocals caught the attention of Stephen Sondheim, who cast her in an Encores Special Presentation starring Bernadette Peters at New York City’s City Center. Shelly Berg, Dean of the UM Frost School of Music, is an internationally recognized jazz pianist, composer, arranger and producer.

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• Wed 12/6/17 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Ann Hampton Callaway: Diva Power

Jazz

Jazz concert featuring Ann Hampton Callaway, leading champion of the Great American Songbook, has made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Callaway presents a soaring celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives.

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• Wed 12/6/17 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

God Save the Queen

Cover/Tribute Band/Performer,Rock,Revue

This is a theatrical experience that puts the audience in a Queen concert, like the ones back in the days of Freddie Mercury. It is an astonishingly accurate replication of the performances staged by Mercury and his mates, right down to the light cues, the costumes and even a replica of the Red Special, the guitar used by Brian May.

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• Thu 12/7/17 at - 8:00 PM

Game Grumps Live!

Gaming,Social Event,TV Show Taping

Hang out with Arin and Danny for a live episode of Game Grumps! The two will be playing games, making jokes and having a blast in front of a live audience; ending the night with a super sensual Q&A session!

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• Sun 12/10/17 at - 8:00 PM

School of Rock

Rock

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• Tue 12/12/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Wed 12/13/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Thu 12/14/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 12/15/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 12/16/17 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 12/16/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 12/17/17 at - 1:00 PM
• Sun 12/17/17 at - 6:30 PM
• Tue 12/19/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Wed 12/20/17 at - 2:00 PM
• Wed 12/20/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Thu 12/21/17 at - 8:00 PM

Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold

Comedy, Holiday, Sketch Comedy, Mystery/Thriller, Interactive

It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza from the author of Late Nite Catechism. Our Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages—whatever happened to the Magi's gold? Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to delight the entire family.

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• Thu 12/21/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Fri 12/22/17 at - 7:30 PM

School of Rock

Rock

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• Fri 12/22/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 12/23/17 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 12/23/17 at - 8:00 PM

Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold

Comedy, Holiday, Sketch Comedy, Mystery/Thriller, Interactive

It's "CSI: Bethlehem" in this holiday mystery extravaganza from the author of Late Nite Catechism. Our Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages—whatever happened to the Magi's gold? Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to delight the entire family.

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• Sat 12/23/17 at - 1:00 PM
• Sat 12/23/17 at - 7:30 PM

School of Rock

Rock

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• Sun 12/24/17 at - 1:00 PM

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Holiday,Experimental,Holiday Music,Circus

"Cirque Dreams Holidaze," a circus-like holiday spectacular, features an original music score and some seasonal favorites: ornaments, costumes and acrobatics that come alive celebrating holiday themes, music and traditions for the entire family. It includes over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 artists from every corner of the globe: the pomp and cirque-umstance of gingerbread men flipping through the air, toy soldiers skillfully marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen sculpting powerfully, penguins spinning, puppets caroling and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment.

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• Tue 12/26/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Wed 12/27/17 at - 2:00 PM
• Wed 12/27/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Thu 12/28/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 12/29/17 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 12/30/17 at - 3:00 PM
• Sat 12/30/17 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 12/30/17 at - 11:00 AM

Riverdance

Dance Play,Irish/Celtic,World Dance

This precision Irish dance troupe is renowned for rhythmic dancing and singing. The Irish step dancing is done with awe-inspiring speed and perfection to infectious fiddle music.

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• Fri 1/5/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 1/6/18 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 1/6/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 1/7/18 at - 6:30 PM
• Sun 1/7/18 at - 1:00 PM

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Musical,Comedy

Set in the elegant Edwardian era, this 2014 musical comedy traces the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro (a charmer, seducer and avenger) on his quest for recognition and family fortune. It's based on a 1907 novel, "Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal," by Roy Horniman. The 2014 Broadway production won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical

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• Tue 1/9/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Wed 1/10/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Thu 1/11/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 1/12/18 at - 8:00 PM

1984

Rock,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

A Van Halen tribute band.

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• Fri 1/12/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sat 1/13/18 at - 7:30 PM

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Musical,Comedy

Set in the elegant Edwardian era, this 2014 musical comedy traces the brilliant trajectory of Monty Navarro (a charmer, seducer and avenger) on his quest for recognition and family fortune. It's based on a 1907 novel, "Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal," by Roy Horniman. The 2014 Broadway production won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical

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• Sat 1/13/18 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 1/13/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 1/14/18 at - 6:30 PM
• Sun 1/14/18 at - 1:00 PM
• Tue 1/16/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Wed 1/17/18 at - 2:00 PM
• Wed 1/17/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Thu 1/18/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 1/19/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 1/20/18 at - 2:00 PM
• Sat 1/20/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 1/21/18 at - 1:00 PM

Pink Martini

Jazz,Swing,Pop,Latin/Salsa,World

Pink Martini was formed in 1994 by aspiring Portland politician Thomas Lauderdale, who got the idea to provide more entertaining, uplifting music at political functions for causes such as civil rights, education, public broadcasting and more. A year later, Lauderdale called on former Harvard classmate China Forbes to join the band, and together they began writing songs together for the "little orchestra." Since then, the group has been known for drawing its inspiration from a myriad of sources, including romantic Hollywood musicals of the '40s and '50s, and a multilingual repertoire of diverse genres like jazz, Latin, lounge and classical, all shaken and stirred with cinematic influences, driving rhythms and exotic vocals. A typical Pink Martini concert spans the globe, from Cuban rumba and Parisian cafe tunes to Carnival disco.

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• Wed 1/24/18 at - 8:00 PM

Black Violin

Blues,Classical,Jazz,R&B/Soul,Rap/Hip Hop,Family/Child

Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil Baptiste (viola) are Black Violin, two classically trained musicians who, along with their DJ TK, have created the ultimate synergy between classical and hip-hop music and with it an incredible opportunity to reach children. Kev Marcus and Wil b, both graduates of Dillard Performing Arts High School, used their musical talents to earn full scholarships to college. Now Black Violin wants to make sure that young people get the same exposure to the arts and opportunity that they did. Performing and touring with P. Diddy, Kanye West, Fifty Cent, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, the Eagles and more, Black Violin has committed themselves for the next few years to give back and teach children that classical music is cool.

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• Thu 1/25/18 at - 11:00 AM

Miami City Ballet presents Program Two: Robbins’ Centennial Celebration

Classical Dance, Modern

This Robbins Celebration – in honor of the 100th birthday of the legendary choreographer’s birth – features an entire program of his work, including the company premieres of the lively Circus Polka, the shocking The Cage and charming duet Other Dances, along with audience favorites, In the Night, to Chopin’s ravishing piano music, and West Side Story Suite, based on one of the greatest and best-loved of all Broadway musicals.

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• Sat 1/27/18 at - 8:00 PM

Miami City Ballet presents Program Two: Robbins’ Centennial Celebration

Classical Dance, Modern

This Robbins Celebration – in honor of the 100th birthday of the legendary choreographer’s birth – features an entire program of his work, including the company premieres of the lively Circus Polka, the shocking The Cage and charming duet Other Dances, along with audience favorites, In the Night, to Chopin’s ravishing piano music, and West Side Story Suite, based on one of the greatest and best-loved of all Broadway musicals.

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• Sun 1/28/18 at - 2:00 PM

BalletBoyz

Classical Dance

Direct from England, BalletBoyz, an all-male dance company, is hailed as one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance; described by The Times as “rowdy and intimate, clever, funny and affecting.” Sponsored by Culture Shock Miami!

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• Thu 2/8/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 2/9/18 at - 8:00 PM

Youth Pride Band of South Florida: Season 7

Classical

Each year the Pride Wind Ensemble invites high school students from the tri-county area to apply to the Youth Pride Band whose mission is to teach inclusion and acceptance while standing up against bullying in our schools. Guest conductor and prolific composer Robert Longfield will conduct the students in the first half of the performance. Adult mentors and members of the Pride Wind Ensemble will join forces with the Youth Band on the second half of the performance with well over 120 musicians on stage.

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• Sun 2/11/18 at - 7:00 PM

Willie Jones, III All-Stars: Love Songs and Lovers…The Ones You Have Forgotten

Jazz

It’s Valentine’s Day! For the love of jazz join Willie Jones, drums; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Ralph Moore, sax; Eric Reed, piano, and Gerald Cannon, bass in a special night of jazz love songs and more! Jones is one of NYC’s most prominent drummers with an abiding musicality and a tonal personality that, as Wynton Marsalis puts it, is “ever tasteful.” Pianist Eric Reed, Jones’s frequent collaborator says Jones has a “West Coast swagger in his swing.” It will be a great night for lovin’ that jazz!

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• Wed 2/14/18 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Willie Jones, III All-Stars: Love Songs and Lovers…The Ones You Have Forgotten

Jazz

It’s Valentine’s Day! For the love of jazz join Willie Jones, drums; Terell Stafford, trumpet; Robin Eubanks, trombone; Ralph Moore, sax; Eric Reed, piano, and Gerald Cannon, bass in a special night of jazz love songs and more! Jones is one of NYC’s most prominent drummers with an abiding musicality and a tonal personality that, as Wynton Marsalis puts it, is “ever tasteful.” Pianist Eric Reed, Jones’s frequent collaborator says Jones has a “West Coast swagger in his swing.” It will be a great night for lovin’ that jazz!

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• Wed 2/14/18 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

The Hot Sardines

Jazz,Tap/Jazz

The Hot Sardines were born when a guy and a girl met at an open vintage-jazz jam session advertised on Craigslist. Between two noodle shops on 49th Street, they discovered a mutual love for songs from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. This is straight-up, foot-stomping jazz, literally: the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section.

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• Fri 2/16/18 at - 7:30 PM

Florida's Children First 2018 Broward County Advocacy Awards Reception

Benefit/Fundraiser, Children, Social Event

Florida’s Children First, the state’s premiere independent advocacy organization, will honor child advocates in Broward County at its annual fundraising and awards event. Community and business leaders, and all other persons concerned about the future of Florida’s children, especially abused, abandoned and neglected children and youth, will be in attendance. The event takes place at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in the Riverview Ballroom.

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• Thu 2/22/18 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Loston Harris Trio: Loston Harris Plays the Great American Songbook

Jazz

Jazz concert featuring the Loston Harris Trio. For more than a decade jazz pianist, Loston Harris, has headlined at the legendary Bemelmans Bar located in The Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Upper East Side. This “home” is where a bevy of great cabaret and jazz greats have performed for decades. Harris tours regularly. He has also performed and toured with Wynton Marsalis and appeared worldwide on the PBS special "Portraits in Blue" with fellow pianist and Grammy Nominee, Marcus Roberts.

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• Wed 3/14/18 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

An Evening with The Four Freshmen

Jazz

Jazz concert featuring the iconic jazz ensemble The Four Freshmen. It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton. With over 75 albums, 70 top selling singles and 6 Grammy Nominations, this fab four have toured constantly since their inception, continuing to perform to sold-out audiences around the globe. The integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. Die-hard fans and former members alike have agreed that the current lineup; Bob Ferreira, Tommy Boynton, Stein Malvey and Curtis Calderon, are second to none.

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• Wed 4/11/18 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

An Evening with The Four Freshmen

Jazz

Jazz concert featuring the iconic jazz ensemble The Four Freshmen. It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton. With over 75 albums, 70 top selling singles and 6 Grammy Nominations, this fab four have toured constantly since their inception, continuing to perform to sold-out audiences around the globe. The integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. Die-hard fans and former members alike have agreed that the current lineup; Bob Ferreira, Tommy Boynton, Stein Malvey and Curtis Calderon, are second to none.

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• Wed 4/11/18 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Honoring the Great Ladies of Jazz: Gold Coast Jazz Society Band & Friends

Jazz

An evening of jazz honoring jazz's greatest ladies and featuring Debbie Orta, Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling with members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band under the direction of Martin Hand. An exciting close to the Gold Coast Jazz Society's 26th jazz concert series.

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• Wed 5/9/18 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Honoring the Great Ladies of Jazz: Gold Coast Jazz Society Band & Friends

Jazz

An evening of jazz honoring jazz's greatest ladies and featuring Debbie Orta, Wendy Pedersen and Nicole Yarling with members of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Band under the direction of Martin Hand. An exciting close to the Gold Coast Jazz Society's 26th jazz concert series.

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• Wed 5/9/18 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM