Community Concert slate sure to please

Community Concert slate sure to please

Posted: Monday, August 9, 2010 9:07 pm
By: Donna Ryder, Associate Editor

By DONNA RYDER
Associate Editor
It’s the best entertainment package around.
For less than $100 per family, area residents can enjoy five concerts being staged by Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County and an additional three by the Dyersburg Community Concert Association. That’s less than $3 per person per concert for a family of four.
Memberships are now being sold for $95 per family, $45 for a single adult, $40 for a single senior citizen and $25 for a single student.
All local shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at Union City Civic Auditorium.
The first concert of the season will be “Fair Show,” featuring more than 40 participants of this year’s fair musical based on the hit television series “Glee.” It will be held Aug. 28. The group is directed by Jamie Worrell and choreographed by Jared Hamlin.
USA Network’s first-ever Nashville Star Buddy Jewell will perform on Oct. 2. He was a true crowd favorite from the premiere episode to the finale, and TV audiences and critics alike fell in love with Jewell’s enthusiasm and true musical passion.
Five By Design, one of America’s most diverse vocal ensembles, will perform Jan. 29. This nationally-acclaimed vocal quintet has been the choice of symphony orchestras for years, performing with the likes of the Minnesota Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Calgary Symphony.
The Southern Fried Jazz Band will delight audiences with their tunes on March 5. The band’s organizer, Don Edwards, has shared the stage with Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé and Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack.
And speaking of Frank, a tribute show focusing on  Streisand and Sinatra — Barbra and Frank — will be held April 7. The two never actually worked together, except when they taped a duet in separate recording sessions, but Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo “make it happen.”
Membership also includes reciprocal concerts in Dyersburg.
Performances there, which will be held in the Yates Auditorium at the Professional Development Center, include piano virtuoso Eric Himy on Nov. 16, TV’s John Davidson on Feb. 19 and The Andy Stein Duo on piano and violin March 26.
The Community Concert Association also encourages residents and businesses to become patrons.
Eighth Note patrons who give $100-$249 will receive two memberships, Quarter Note patrons who give $250-$499 will receive four memberships, Half Note patrons who give $500-$999 will receive six memberships and Full Note patrons who give $1,000 or more will receive 10 memberships.
Patrons who wish to have their names listed in the program for the first performance should contact the association by Aug. 16.
Membership tickets will be distributed at the door during the first concert. Those not picked up will be mailed.
To purchase a membership, mail payment and the names of the household members to be included in the membership to Community Concert Association of Union City/Obion County, P.O. Box 894, Union City TN 38281.
For more information, contact president Mike Cox at 536-4569 or vice president Chuck Doss at 886-1155.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at dryder@ucmessenger.com.
Published in The Messenger 8.9.10

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