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Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Richard L. Dangle Theatre
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 7:30 PM
“Acoustic Guitar Music like you’ve never heard before!”

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar”.

QUOTES:

“There is little in this world so awe-inspiring as witnessing total mastery of a musical instrument. Like seeing Yo-Yo Ma play the cello or Placido Damingo belt out an aria – sometimes a performer’s perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar.” – Matt Cauthron – Intermission Magazine

“Vignola, who possesses jaw-dropping technique, wears his influences on the tip of his pick” – Mike Joyce – Washington Post

“A spectacular sold out concert ushered in the 7th year of Jazz at the Powerhouse.” – Mary Johnson – Baltimore Sun

“Listeners including myself were hooting and hollering in reaction to the Vignolas group’s burning set” – Melissa Merli – News Gazette – Krannert Center Guitar Festival

Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Program TBA
Artist: Frank Vignola
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Friday, 25 January 2019 - 7:30 PM
LiveArt 2019 Gala presents
1966: A Night at the Sands
starring Matt Dusk and his Big Band


"Matt Dusk impressively brings Las Vegas back to the glory days as the standards-singer sounds remarkably like Rat Packer Frank Sinatra." ~ Billboard

Take a journey down memory lane with Award-Winning, Multi-Platinum Selling crooner Matt Dusk, all the way to Las Vegas in 1966 where Dusk pays homage to his hero Frank Sinatra with 1966: A Night At The Sands. With new arrangements by Grammy-Award winning arrangers Pat Williams and Sammy Nestico, Dusk brings this elegant era back to life with classics such as Come Fly With Me, I've Got You Under My Skin, Fly Me To The Moon, and One For My Baby. All that cool, classy style from the Rat Pack shows of yesteryear are right here with the always dapper Dusk and his swingin’ big band of award-winning musicians. His seemingly effortless way of taking audiences back in time with his sophisticated sound is exactly what makes Matt Dusk just as timeless as the hits he sings.

Matt Dusk is one of Canada’s most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in ten critically-acclaimed studio albums. Dusk’s latest release, Old School Yule! features a sixty piece orchestra, fifty piece choir and numerous special guests. Together they join forces to create a swingin’ up tempo cocktail holiday album. Dusk has been awarded three Gold albums: Two Shots and Good News and two Platinum albums: My Funny Valentine and Just the Two of Us. He has had three number one radio hits, is an alumnus of the St. Michael’s Choir School and studied under jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson at York University. Notable award nominations include, four JUNO’s, one ADISQ, one Róze Gali w kategorii Muzyka.



Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Program TBA
Artist: Matt Dusk
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Saturday, 9 February 2019 - 7:30 PM
Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver
Starring Jim Curry


The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time. Join acclaimed performer Jim Curry for this tribute to the music of one of the most beloved singer-songwriters ever to grace the stage.

Tribute artist Jim Curry, whose voice was heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, has performed Denver’s music in sold out shows throughout the country and has emerged as today’s top performer of Denver’s vast legacy of multi-platinum hits.

Jim’s uncanny ability to mirror John’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High” “Sunshine” “Calypso” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts, and his popular music had the heartfelt message of caring for the earth and caring for each other.

Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Denver: Tribute Show
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Saturday, 16 March 2019 - 7:30 PM
LiveArt 2019 Family Night presents
The Corner of Broadway and Main Street
starring Voctave


An eleven member a cappella ensemble, Voctave is known for gorgeous performances of Disney and Broadway hits. Members of Voctave have traveled the world and can be heard on countless albums. The group has performed with Grammy, Dove and American Music Award recipients including Sandi Patty, Pentatonix’s Kirstin Maldonado, Mark Lowry, David Phelps & Jody McBrayer.

From their four albums, Voctave has had multiple number one songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify and has ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts. Between Facebook and YouTube, the group has received over 100 million views on their breath-taking videos.

As the founder of Voctave, Jamey Ray serves as the producer and arranger for the ensemble. Ray has produced hundreds of recordings and nearly 25 full albums for multiple Broadway and Disney performers as well as groups like the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and the Liberty Voices. Ray currently serves as a choral and instrumental clinician for Universal Studios and the Walt Disney Company as well as multiple state festivals.

Jamey is a well-known choral arranger and composer. His choral pieces have been featured as top sellers on JW Pepper, used in multiple All-State festivals, and can be heard in Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center performed daily by the Voices of Liberty where he is also a group member.



Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Program TBA
Artist: Voctave ~ The Corner of Broadway and Main Street
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Richard L. Dangle Theatre
Carrollton, Georgia
Sunday, 7 April 2019 - 3:00 PM
Hobey Ford’s newest production, Sea Song, is the story of a boy's discovery of the natural world at the seaside. This production follows the life cycle of the sea turtle and the fragile interwoven environment of animals living at the edge of land and sea. Sea Song is performed in the style of Ford’s Animalia series featuring his beautiful carved foam animals performed in full view of the audience.

Hobey Ford is internationally renowned in the puppetry field; an award-winning performer, and a Kennedy Center Partner in Education teaching artist. Ford knew early on what he wanted for his life’s work after seeing a puppet show while still a youngster. While studying at an arts college, Hobey found "... one of the cornerstones to my work. I would approach puppetry as storytelling with puppets." Ford designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod Puppets as well as the beautiful sets that surround them. Now a resident of Asheville North Carolina, Hobey also draws on his early experiences growing up in coastal Connecticut or living in a Nevada Native American community in writing the scripts for some of his performances such as "Whale Walker" and "Turtle Island Tales."

Ford has received the highest awards for his brilliant and priceless contributions to the world of puppetry: two-time winner of puppetry's highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, recipient of three Jim Henson Foundation grants, and The Hermitage Fellowship, Hobey Ford is renowned for excellence in his craft. Chosen as a Kennedy Center Partner to teach teachers (and other artists) how to use the performing arts in the classroom curriculum, Hobey not only performs his original works all over the world but also offers workshops to teachers and students alike.

Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Program TBA
Artist: Hobey Ford's Golden Rod Puppets
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - 7:30 PM
Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a connective tissue disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. Mandy's music attracts the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe.

Mandy Harvey has made a tremendous impact by way of America's Got Talent having reached the finals and being Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer Winner. CNN's Great Big Story captured over 10 million hits on social media. Burt's Bees signed her up for the "Remarkable Women" campaign. Not content to rest on her burgeoing recording career, her live performances, and her inspirational speaking, Mandy just released her first booke title; Sensing The Rhythm, Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect.



Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Program TBA
Artist: Mandy Harvey (Voice)
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Friday, 10 May 2019 - 7:30 PM
Hailed by the original Beatles promoter as ‘THE BEST ON THE SCENE’, The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and explosive live concert show that performs the music of Paul McCartney spanning two decades from The Beatles to Wings.

Songs include hits like Hey Jude, Jet, Let It Be, Band On The Run, The Long And Winding Road, Live And Let Die, Lady Madonna and many, many more, plus some of the deep cuts that McCartney wrote during the 1960’s and 1970’s; all performed to their original arrangements by a band that has entertained audiences worldwide and even has a personal accolade from former Wings Guitarist Denny Laine.

Guaranteed that you will jump out of your seat to clap, sing and dance to the music by one of the most prolific artists of all time in this authentic, timeless live concert experience!

Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Program TBA
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 13 June 2019 - 7:30 PM
As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.

If you like cornbread & hush puppies, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like sweet tea, barbecue & collards, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country.

More Information at: www.themalpassbrothers.com

Presenter: Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Program TBA
Artist: The Malpass Brothers
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