The Ticker is pleased to announce Dennos Museum Center's 2012-2013 Concert Season:
Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Since first appearing here in 2009 Hanggai has emerged on the international stage as one of the outstanding touring bands from China. They come to us on this tour from The Kennedy Center in Washington DC among other prestigious venues. Hanggai is a Beijing based group of musicians who left the Punk Rock clubs of Beijing to re-discover their roots in Inner Mongolia. They now perform Mongolian folk music with traditional and western instruments combined with raspy deep throat singing and a loosely rock-based structure, creating music that will make you “homesick for a place you've never been." (Rhapsody)
Bob Seeley and Bob Baldori
Saturday, October 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Prepare for an amazing two piano blues concert. Bob Seeley is considered to be one of the greatest living boogie-woogie piano players. A friend of Meade Lux Lewis and an accompanist to Sippie Wallace, he has had a distinguished solo career. "Boogie" Bob Baldori has been a mainstay in the music world since the 1960s. He was the founding member of The Woolies, with an extensive performing career playing harmonica and piano with Chuck Berry for the past 40 + years.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats
Friday, October 12, 2012 8:00 PM
The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored Chinese tradition that began more than two thousand years ago. Direct from Hebei, China, the Golden Dragon Acrobats have thrilled audiences all over the world. Their amazing artistry, beautiful costumes and props provide a visual feast for the entire family to enjoy. After sellout performances the last two seasons we are thrilled to be able to have them return for another encore.
Saturday, November 3, 2012 8:00 PM
Said to have the voice of Koko Taylor – named one of the ten great women of Chicago blues – and declared by some to be the next “Queen of the Blues,” Nora Jean (Bruso) Wallace was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi, a town famous for producing a variety of blues and gospel greats. Her father was Bobby Lee Wallace, a blues singer and sharecropper; her mother was Ida Lee Wallace, a gospel singer. With a heritage like that you could say that Nora Jean Wallace was born to sing the blues.
Magic Slim and the Teardrops
Saturday, January 12, 2013 8:00 PM
Magic Slim is the greatest living proponent of the intense, electrified, Mississippi-to-Chicago blues style that spawned much of the music played by modern blues artists and rockers. It's no wonder that Magic Slim and the Teardrops, considered by many to be "the last real Chicago blues band," have become one of the busiest and best-loved blues bands around. As Blues Revue wrote, "Whoever the house band in blues heaven may be, even money says they're wearing out Magic Slim albums trying to get that Teardrops sound down cold."
Friday, January 18, 2013 8:00 PM
Kenny White opened for Judy Collins the Dennos in June of 2012 and brought the house down. He has driven a long and interesting road. At eight years old, upon being asked whether he’d practiced this week’s piano lesson, Kenny remarked, “yeah…but HERE’S what I wrote.” Now a noted producer, songwriter and pianist, he has worked with such notables as Keith Richards, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris and many more. His songs are filled with mature, contemplative, insightful, poignant, imaginative and hilarious lyrics that will have you laughing throughout the performance.
Larry Garner Blues Band
Saturday, February 2, 2013 8:00 PM
A major storm kept many from seeing Larry Garner last March. Those who could come loved him; those who could not will get a second chance. Larry is a five-time Blues Music Award nominee, once for Most Promising Artist, and four times for Contemporary Male Blues Artist. He was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2002. The BBC honored Larry as its Bluesman of the Year. He was honored as Blues Songwriter of the Year three times and was twice named Bluesman of the Year by Real Blues Magazine.
Friday, February 22, 2013 8:00 PM
With the opening of the exhibition Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art we are pleased to present Kuniko Yamamoto, who enchants audiences of every age with dramatic storytelling using myths and fables from ancient and modern Japan, spiced with social revelations to educate and amuse. Kuniko uses traditional Japanese music, handcrafted masks, stylized movement and a touch of magic to create an artistic balance of illusion and reality.
Leslie McCurdy - The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
Wednesday, February 28, 2013 7:00 PM
For more than ten years, "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" has been thrilling audiences of all ages across North America. This powerful portrayal of the life of Harriet Tubman, written and performed by Leslie McCurdy, has been called "exceptional!"- "amazing!"-"brilliantly conceived!"- "compelling!"- "beautiful to watch!"- "like watching Harriet Tubman grow up!"- "one of the best performances I have ever attended!" It is an inspiring, must see performance for the whole family.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 8:00 PM
Hailing from County Sligo, Ireland’s award-winning Celtic band Dervish combines the charismatic stage presence and vocals of Cathy Jordan with the dazzling virtuosity of instrumentalists Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, Shane Mitchell on accordion and the solid rhythm playing of Brian McDonagh and Michael Holmes. Voted Best Traditional/ Folk Group by Ireland’s premier music magazine Hot Press, the band is legendary for concert performances featuring a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy reels to hauntingly beautiful slow ballads.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 7:00 PM
Winner of the iTunes Rewind 2011 Traditional World Album of the Year award, Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Cimarrón is the most accomplished llanera group in Colombia, South America. They play the festive dance music called jorpo, a fierce display of melodies played on harp, bandola and cuatro. Performing around the world for over twenty years, they are immersed in the sounds of ‘los llanos’ (the plains); they seek to experiment with their rich heritage while retaining the essence of the tradition.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 8:00 PM
Carolyn Leonhart is a jazz singer with one foot firmly planted in the rock/pop universe. She is the daughter of veteran bassist Jay Leonhart, so her jazz sensibilities flow from her upbringing. She gained wide exposure during the '90s as a backup vocalist for the reunited Steely Dan. Her jazz style is tinged with the edginess of a soul or R&B singer.
Four Bitchin’ Babes
Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:00 PM
This “Renegade Sorority” of modern women vow to age gracefully - but refuse to go quietly! As they continue to showcase their “BABES” signature brand of estrogen-infused mayhem and award winning songwriting, they set to music their collective Mid Life Crises and the inherent need for Mid Life Vices in a hilarious new stage revue that examines the lives of the boomer generation, finding self-acceptance, grace and humor. Know you are not alone on this winding path we call life. Welcome to “Mid Life Vices” a celebration of “Whine, Women and Song!”
Saturday, April 20, 2013 8:00 PM
The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest young bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre’s Miami-based members are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, today the group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba, a joyous mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of son.
Made possible with Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Buy online at www.Dennosmuseum.org or 1-800-836-0717 or at the box office beginning September 19.