The Dang-Its will accompany veteran performers Tom Waselchuk and Lindsey Juarez for musical revue Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash on April 30. The performance features songs made famous by the biggest names in the music industry.
Greater Alton Concert Association has announced the 2016-2017 season lineup.
Keeping the tradition of outstanding live entertainment, GACA has been fortunate to find fresh and exciting artists to bring a combination of familiar repertoire and new music to audiences.
The series starts Sept. 18 with The Ultimate Musical Odyssey — Kubecca. These two performers — an acclaimed Broadway musical vocalist and a vibraphone virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist — are enjoying success as they team up on stage in venues ranging from U.S. theaters to Polish jazz clubs.
Kuba Kawnik began his musical career at age 4 in Poland. He mastered the 4-mallet technique on the vibraphone and the difficult theremin. He also plays drums, marimba, percussion instruments, piano, guitar, violin, kalimba, flute and handsaw.
Rebecca Lowe is best-known for her roles in the musicals “Evita” and “Jekyll & Hyde.” As the youngest actress to perform the role of Eva Peron, she received standing ovations and critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe.
Together they bring a program of varied Broadway, pops, country and classical tunes to the stage.
On Nov. 6, Divapalooza hits the stage with the Rippin’ the Roof Off tour. These three powerhouse women bring something for everyone — rhythm and blues, jazz, musical theater, rock ’n’ roll, folk and country.
Mads Tolling and the MadsMen will perform Feb. 12. Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist, composer and two-time Grammy Award winner. After growing up in Denmark, Tolling has spent most of his professional life touring the world. At age 20, he came to America to pursue jazz studies. He integrates the violin into the traditional jazz combo sound.
Portraits of America starring George Bugatti will be here March 19. Steve Allen discovered Bugatti performing in Beverly Hills. Soon after recording his first album with Allen, he made his concert debut in Los Angeles with legendary singer Tony Bennett, who became his friend and mentor. Bugatti has moved from classical pianist to singer during a varied career. He spent two years as a featured performer at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, then moved to headline his big band act at The Sands in Atlantic City. The group performs music featuring standards from the 1950s to ‘70s while accompanied by slides of original Tony Bennett artwork.
The musical revue Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash wraps up the season on April 30. The revue features songs made famous by the biggest names in the music industry. Veteran performers Tom Waselchuk and Lindsey Juarez are accompanied by The Dang-Its.
Concerts are scheduled at 3 p.m. Sundays in Hatheway Cultural Center on the Godfrey campus of Lewis and Clark Community College. Adult season tickets are available for $80. The family plan allows adult season ticket holders to bring 1 to 2 children ages 4-16 to concerts for an additional $15.
For information, visit altonconcerts.org or call (618) 468-4222.