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2014-15 Season

ON SALE TO MEMBERS ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 12, 2014

SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW

ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC AUGUST 12, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Looking for good seats? Purchase a subscription package or become a member for as little as $50, and get your tickets before everyone else! Click on the events below to learn more about the exciting 2014-15 season. Use the “season tickets” button to purchase your Season Subscription:

Weinberg Center for the Arts 2014-15 Season

Select 5 or more events and receive 20%* off the regular ticket price.

An Evening with Gregory Porter October 16, 2014
David Sedaris October 18, 2014
Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody October 19, 2014
Mary Black October 23, 2014
Vienna Boys Choir October 24, 2014
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn October 25, 2014
1964 – The Tribute November 1, 2014
Anne Frank, A Life in the Shadows November 7, 2014
Voca People November 9, 2014
The Touré-Raichel Collective November 19, 2014
Golden Dragon Acrobats November 22, 2014
The Last Waltz Tribute November 23, 2014
The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show November 28, 2014
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! November 30, 2014
Wizards of Winter – A Trans Siberian Experience December 4, 2014
Eileen Ivers’ An Nollaig – An Irish Christmas December 5, 2014
John Pizzarelli December 6, 2014
Deanna Bogart December 27, 2014
Jim Henson’s Sid The Science Kid: LIVE! January 22, 2015
Brahms’ Violin Concerto (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)* January 23, 2015
Ivy + Bean, The Musical January 31, 2015
Arlo Guthrie: Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour February 5, 2015
Beethoven’s Eroica (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)* February 21, 2015
Mnozil Brass – YES YES YES Tour February 27, 2015
Fred Hersch Trio March 4, 2015
Cherish The Ladies March 8, 2015
The Americana Festival March 27, 2015
The Americana Festival March 28, 2015
Reduced Shakespeare Co. – The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged) April 11, 2015
Take 6 April 16, 2015
2CELLOS April 23, 2015
A Night at the Opera (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)* April 24, 2015

*Subscription tickets for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are 10% off the regular ticket price.

 

Frederick Speaker Series (15% off regular ticket price)
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Jane Fonda January 16, 2015
Dave Barry February 11, 2015
General Stanley McChrystal March 11, 2015
Dr. Michio Kaku April 15, 2015
2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements
September 19, 2014 1:00 am
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Flying Dog Brewery

“Dazed and Confused”

Happy Hour begins at 6:30 PM in our Outer Lobby!

Director: Richard Linklater

Starring: Jason London, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Adam Goldberg

Runtime: 105 Minutes

Rating: R for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language

Like George Lucas’ American Graffiti, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950′s, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
September 25, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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The Music Cafe

Led Zepplica – the Led Zeppelin Experience

“MORE THAN A LED ZEPPELIN TRIBUTE BAND”

… a replica of the original

Imagine this. You are transported back 30 years and you are one of the lucky few to experience a live concert by Led Zeppelin at a local venue. This is what Led Zepplica is all about. The chemistry, the magic, and the legendary performance up close and personal. We invite you to relive it all over again.”

Led Zepplica has toured nationally and internationally making it one of the most successful Led Zeppelin tribute bands on the planet. The band has headlined arenas and concert halls throughout the USA and Canada making it the biggest touring Led Zeppelin band working today.

For more information about the nation’s #1 Led Zeppelin tribute band, visit www.led-zepplica.com

 

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, Classic Rock, International Act, Music, Tribute Band
September 27, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Tivoli Society DISCOVERY Series

Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine)

Join us for an evening of folk rock from this Connecticut-based quintet. With a love of people and storytelling, audiences will be captivated by their Americana sound and creative lyrics.

Artist Bio
Parsonsfield (formerly Poor Old Shine) is a roots band with a grassroots ethos. The quintet prizes the human element that underpins their music, from songwriting to recording to album design and even choice of record label: Poor Old Shine releases its self-titled debut studio LP, recorded with Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Joy Kills Sorrow), Nov. 5 on Signature Sounds.

“You can’t have music without people, whether it’s electronic music or Delta blues,” singer and banjo player Chris Freeman says. “The people behind it are really important, and we always want to make sure that everything we do feels handcrafted and pure.”

Purity is subject to interpretation, of course, but the term certainly describes the band’s motives. Formed at the University of Connecticut, where Freeman met banjo and mandolin player Antonio Alcorn in a folk music club on campus, an early version of Poor Old Shine landed its first gig—opening for a friend’s band at the legendary New Haven club Toad’s Place—before the musicians had even decided what to call themselves. “We came up with our name a few hours before the show,” Freeman says. “It was a lot of fun and we figured, we might as well get another gig, and it went on like that for another year or so.”

Poor Old Shine’s LP is one of the most exciting roots albums of the year, from a self-assured young band that’s just now hitting its stride—and worked hard to get there. “The last two years feel very surreal and it’s hard to imagine what will come next,” Freeman says. “We’re just really excited by the opportunities we’ve had and the artists we’ve gotten to meet. We just want to keep living this dream.”

www.pooroldshine.com

Poor Old Shine performs their song “Weeds or Wild Flowers” by the water.

Watch Poor Old Shine’s rendition of “The Hurry All Around”.

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series
October 2, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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Flying Dog Movie Series

“Metropolis” – silent (1927)

A Silent Film featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer organ!

Organist: Michael Britt

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

RATING: Unrated

Runtime: 153 minutes

Director: Fritz Lang

Writers: Thea von Harbou (screenplay), Thea von Harbou (novel), 1 more credit »

Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series, SILENT FILM Series
October 3, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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IDK Entertainment

An Evening with The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett

The Manhattans are a popular American R&B vocal group with a string of hit records spanning five decades. They will be performing their GRAMMY® Award-winning hit Kiss and Say Goodbye and Shining Star live at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on October 4, 2014 at 8 PM.

THE MANHATTANS were originally: Winfred “Blue” Lovett, Richard Taylor, Kenny Kelley, George “Smitty” Smith and Sonny Bivins. Blue and Smitty were out front as the group’s strong lead singers. Blue was also the group leader and an outstanding songwriter whose compositions with producer Joe Evans gave the group a string of hits on Carnival Records during the mid-1960s.

In the fall of 1970, Gerald  Alston, whose style paid homage to the legendary Sam Cooke took over as lead  singer, replacing Smith. More a pop singer than either Lovett or Smith, Alston’s incorporation into the group enabled THE MANHATTANS to break out of their mold as ”doo-woppers” and achieve major national success on Starday/King Records with a Teddy Randazzo love song entitled “A Million To One“. In 1972, Blue Lovett’s “One Life To Live” reached the top 20 R&B charts.

With Alston handling all lead vocals and Lovett providing smooth spoken introductions, THE MANHATTANS  moved to Columbia Records in 1973 producing a string of hit ballads including, “There’s No Me Without You“, “We  Never Danced To A Love Song” and “Hurt.” The most notable of these ballads was Blue Lovett’s “Kiss And Say Goodbye“, a platinum-selling #1 pop and R&B hit in 1976. In that same year, THE MANHATTANS teamed up once again with producer Randazzo to record “Feels So Good“, “You’re My Life” and “There’s No Good In Goodbye“.

In 1977, they performed at President Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Ball and since then have received their share of platinum and gold singles, albums, and  other industry kudos; most notably a 1980 GRAMMY® Award for “Shining Star” written and  produced by Leo Graham.

With their 30th anniversary approaching in 1994, it was the perfect time to reunite. So, along with new members Troy May and David Tyson, a reunion tour was born. On February 25, 1999 THE MANHATTANS were inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. In 2003, they released their first studio album in fifteen years featuring the beautiful ballad “Turn Out The Stars” which became one of the year’s best songs.

On August 15, 2012, THE MANHATTANS celebrated their 50th anniversary.

http://www.kissandsaygoodbye.com/

Special Guest:

N A Chord is an American soul music vocal group that can perform R&B, Neo Soul, Doo Wop and Pop. They were formed in Gettysburg, Pa., in 2010 where they got together to perform at the Gettysburg Heritage Festival for the city of Gettysburg. This group is presently located in Frederick, Md., where they have their own personal rehearsal studio and office. They also have a 48-track recording studio where they produce original material.


2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, Community Event
October 4, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Weinberg Center for the Arts

October 14, 2014 10:00 am Buy Tickets
October 14, 2014 12:15 pm Buy Tickets

LIVE Series

An Evening with Gregory Porter

2014 GRAMMY®-winner Gregory Porter has shared the stage with the likes of Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Nicola Conte and David Murray. Now catch him live at the Weinberg for an evening of music from the man hailed by The Huffington Post as “the brilliant new voice of jazz.”

Artist Bio
At the start of 2010, the buzz about Los Angeles-born and now Brooklyn-based jazz/soul vocalist Gregory Porter was a strong, steady murmur, fueled by a growing crowd of fans who’d caught his performance in the Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated Broadway hit, It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues, or his weekly stints at the Harlem club, St. Nick’s Pub.

By the end of 2012, with his second CD, Be Good, having earned a Grammy®- nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance, the buzz had built to a roar, with the incredible accolades showered on Porter showing no sign of decreasing either in volume or enthusiasm.  As the year drew to a close, Porter’s music topped an extraordinary number of “Best of 2012” lists in the US and the UK, including NPR’s “Best Music of 2012” and “100 Favorite Songs of 2012”; iTunes “Jazz Album of the Year”;  and Soul Train’s “Top 10 Albums of 2012”. Be Good was also named Soul Tracks’ “Album of the Year.”

A disarmingly sincere performer, with a groove that never quits, a voice of incredible virtuosity and a seemingly universal appeal as a songwriter, Porter’s lyrics often speak as dreams do, in the languages of image and emotion, to communicate thoroughly though not always directly.  His objective as a songwriter, he says, is “to create a sincere message about my feelings on love, culture, family and our human joys and pain.” Even in conversation he leans toward the poetic: “Just like the song ‘Painted on Canvas’ says, ‘I’m ‘made of the pigment of paint that is put upon’ …trying to be honest and organic in my colors that I show.” Be Good clearly attains that goal and also proves to have a wide palette of colors to show.

www.gregoryporter.com

Watch Gregory Porter’s first music video from his album titled Be Good. The song is titled Be Good (Lion’s Song).

This engagement of Gregory Porter is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jazz Touring Network 

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Jazz, LIVE Series
October 16, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets
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Live Nation presents

Kevin James

KEVIN JAMES, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and Zookeeper (2011) can be seen this October in his latest film, Here Comes The Boom.  James also starred in Columbia Pictures’ blockbuster Grown Ups (2010) along with Adam Sandler; previously, James and Sandler worked together on I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007).
James broke into the film world in 2005 in Columbia Pictures’ Hitch starring opposite Will Smith, but his comedy career started well before that as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene.  After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom.

The King of Queens, which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.  The show concluded its run in 2007 but continues to air daily in syndication across the country and around the world.

In 2001, James brought his stand-up act to TV with Sweat the Small Stuff, a one-hour special for Comedy Central.  In 2005, Kevin James and Ray Romano executive produced and starred in the HBO Sports Special Making the Cut: The Road to Pebble Beach; a documentary about the Pebble Beach Pro Am Golf Tournament that was nominated for a Sports Emmy.

Aside from his on-camera work, James’s voice has been featured in the animated films Barnyard (2006) for Nick Movies, as well as Monster House (2006) and the upcoming Hotel Transylvania (2012) for Sony Pictures Animation.

www.KevinJames.com

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Announcements, Comedy, LIVE Series
October 17, 2014 7:30 pm Buy Tickets
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LIVE Series

David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the funniest and most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Artist Bio
David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

www.davidsedarisbooks.com

Watch this intro to Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris:

2014-2015 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, Humorist, LIVE Series, Speaking Engagement
October 18, 2014 8:00 pm Buy Tickets