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Cocoon Theatre Soirees in the Parlor: Mamalama
Cocoon Theatre Soiree in the Parlor at Cunneen Hackett Arts Center presents Mamalama on July 30, at 7pm. Tickets $10 A listening experience that has been described as “like walking into a dream,” Mamalama seamlessly weaves together world music (Native American, Middle Eastern, Celtic), classical minimalism, early/sacred/renaissance, psychedelia, indie-chamber music, and vivid lyrical mysticism. Mamalama is an uncommon orchestration of harp and ethereal voice, hammered dulcimer, glockenspiel, melodica, tenor recorder, piano, tenor mandolin, quena, charango, panpipes, and choral voices. For information, contact Andres San Millan 845 663-6273
The Big Band Sound: 25 Piece Jazz Orchestra
“Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style”: The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance performers, present an evening of smash hits from Broadway, to benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. Fri. 7/13 at 8 p.m., Sat. 7/14 at 8 p.m. and Sun. 7/15 at 2 p.m. Cunneen-Hackett Theater, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie. General Admission: $20. Tickets: thebigbandsound.com.
“BROADWAY’S BEST, BIG BAND STYLE” AT CUNNEEN-HACKETT ARTS CENTER JULY 13-15
The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie will be the venue for a swinging “Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” show presented by The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra to benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. Performances are Friday, July 13th at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 14th at 8 p.m., and Sunday, July 15th at 2 p.m. General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance at thebigbandsound.com.
“Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” will feature The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra, including six vocalists and swing dance performers, in a show spotlighting smash hits from Broadway. At the core of the Great American Songbook are timeless songs that originated on the Broadway stage or later made their way onto Broadway. In this show, songs will be performed from all of the greatest Broadway composers and lyricists, including Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein, George and Ira Gershwin, Fats Waller, and Jerome Kern. Plus, classic standards will be presented ranging from Broadway’s Golden Age, including “South Pacific”, “My Fair Lady”, and “West Side Story”, to more modern shows, including “Chicago”, “Cats”, and “Beauty and the Beast”.
What better way to enjoy a journey through Broadway favorites than in the most exciting setting of a live big band. Many of the selections to be presented in “Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” were popularized by big bands and big band singers, including Bobby Darin’s “Mack the Knife”, Frank Sinatra’s “Hello Dolly” with the Count Basie band, Ella Fitzgerald’s “Pick Yourself Up”, and Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing”, which has been featured in many Broadway dance shows. Also included will be the Andrew Sisters’ showstopper “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and the rousing anthem “Lullaby of Broadway”.
The Big Band Sound 25-piece jazz orchestra has performed throughout the Hudson Valley for over 40 years and this “Broadway’s Best, Big Band Style” show will continue in the series of “Sinatra Sounds, Big Band Style”, “All-American, Big Band Style”, and “Hollywood, Big Band Style” shows they presented the past three summers to great acclaim.
General Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased in advance at thebigbandsound.com. Proceeds from this show will benefit the Sparrow’s Nest local charity. At last year’s show, $3000 was raised for the charity. Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley provides meals to the families of caregivers diagnosed with cancer. More information about Sparrow’s Nest can be found at sparrowsnestcharity.org.
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie is at 12 Vassar Street and is a 501c3 not for profit Arts organization. Directions are available at cunneen-hackett.org/directions. For more information, visit thebigbandsound.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-226-6072.
Cocoon Theatre Soiree in the Parlor
Cocoon Theatre Soiree in the Parlor
Presented the last Monday of every Month
Curated by local visual and performing artists,
with a focus on experimental forms and orginal works.
7 pm Monday June 25 2018 $10
845-452-7870, reservations encouraged
Post performance potluck dish customary
9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie
A non-profit organization
Poughkeepsie Open Studio Tour
Time: 1Pm-6pm Poughkeepsie Open Studio Tour
Location: 9 & 12 Vassar St. galleries.
The Adams Family Musical
A Day of Dance Fundraiser
A Day of Dance Fundraiser presented by Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center & Willow Dance Center.
May 6th Wendy Whalen, prima ballerina of New York City Ballet, will be teaching 2 master classes and hosting a Q&A after the showing of her film “Restless Creature”.
9:30 am – 11:00 am – advanced beginner level class
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – intermediate level class
class fee – $35
pre-registration required. Contact Kathy at Willow Dance Center 845-831-2420 to register or online at email@example.com
2:00 pm – showing of “Restless Creature” followed by a Q&A with Wendy Whelan
For more information call 845-486-4571
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Manila Grille concert
Cocoon Theatre Soirees in the Parlor
Stage to Screen presents “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids”
On Saturday 4/28 & Sunday 4/29 From Stage to Screen presents “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids”
Twelfth Annual Magnolia Party
Twelfth Annual Magnolia Party for April 26, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Admission is $50 per person.
The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, a 501(C) 3 nonprofit Arts organization, holds its 12th Annual Magnolia Party, on Thursday April 26, 2018, at 5:30 pm. This event is a fabulous fundraiser supporting the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the historic, landmark Victorian structures that house the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center; located at 9 & 12 Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY.
This year’s Magnolia Party again features live music and the festivities start with wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a gallery exhibit by local artist Penny Dell who will be on hand to talk about her work.
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Renaissance Kids presents an original School Year Musical
On Sunday 4/22 Renaissance Kids presents an original School Year Musical.
Dutchess County Poet Laureate, Poet Gold
On Saturday 4/21 from 11 am to 9 pm Dutchess County Poet Laureate, Poet Gold, in
partnership with the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center presents “Pough-ETRY Festival” an all day workshop and presentation of poets and their words.
The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association presents The Gibson Brothers Band
Saturday April 14th 7:30 pm 12 Vassar St: The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association presents The Gibson Brothers Band $30-$35. $10 more at the door. The Gibson Brothers are one of the premier acts in bluegrass music. Awards include 2 time IBMA Entertainers of the Year. 2017 Gospel Song of the Year, 2015 Mandolin Player of the Year. hvbluegrass.org
Ama Waterways in partnership with Cruise Planners & Dream Journeys
On Tuesday 4/3 in the Grand Parlor at 9 Vassar St, Ama Waterways in partnership with Cruise Planners & Dream Journeys will have a presentation on “Captivating Rhine” river cruise sailing which begins April 7-14, 2019. They will make a donation to the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for every booking made through this partnership. A great cultural adventure awaits and helps fund the local cultural experiences here.
Cocoon Soiree: Equinox
The Mayor of Poughkeepsie, Hon. Rob Rolison, State of the City Address
The Mayor of Poughkeepsie, Hon. Rob Rolison, will give his State of the City Address on Tuesday 3/20 from 5-9 pm at 12 Vassar St.