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Friday, 22 February 2019 - 7:00pm

Event:              Joe Robinson

When:              Friday, February 22, 2019, 7 pm

Where:             The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, Hanson Theatre

2755 E Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:            $15, $10 Mainstage & Economic Club members, seniors, students, and veterans

 

 

Guitar virtuoso, singer, and songwriter Joe Robinson to close out the Hanson Theatre Living Room Series at The Mendel Center

 

The final installment of The Mendel Center’s 2018-19 Hanson Theatre Living Room Series will feature world-class virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter Joe Robinson on Friday, February 22, at 7 pm.


The twenty-seven-year-old Australian possesses a unique musical sensibility, injecting a fusion of rock, blues, R&B, and jazz into a fresh sound that is entirely his own. Displaying his virtuosity on electric as well as acoustic guitar, Robinson was voted “Best New Talent” in the Guitar Player Readers’ Poll and landed a coveted spot as one of Australian Guitar Magazine’s Top 50 Best Guitarists.

 

Robinson’s talents were further recognized by Guitar Player magazine as part of a cover story entitled “Youthquake 2017: Ten Mind-Blowing Young Guitarists.” In the article, Guitar Player observes Robinson is “equally mind-blowing as an acoustic fingerpicker and electric soloist…his YouTube videos display an astounding combination of taste, speed, cagey phrasing, and a clear, articulate, and sparking tone.”

 

Robinson started playing guitar at age nine and, when he quickly outpaced his guitar instructor, began educating himself via the internet. At age 11, he was a touring guitarist and at just 13 years old, he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition. Within a couple of years, he was touring regularly and sharing stages with artists such as Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, both of whom served as mentors.

 

When a 16-year-old Robinson burned through a Chet-inflected medley of “Day Tripper” and “Lady Madonna” in 2008 during the opening round of the nationally broadcast Australia’s Got Talent television series competition, the entire house - including the judges - gave him a standing ovation. He went on to win $250,000 with his take on Tommy Emmanuel’s arrangement of “Classical Gas.”   

 

Robinson has toured North America and internationally in China, Japan, Europe, and Australia, playing numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, and headlining clubs, which has enabled him to define himself as a budding world visionary. In his solo show, there are a few moments where he physically has two guitars - one acoustic and one electric - strapped over his shoulder and is
playing them expertly at the same time.

 

In addition to extensive touring on his own, Robinson toured with Guitar Army featuring fellow master guitarists/singers/songwriters Robben Ford and Lee Roy Parnell in 2016. In 2017, Robinson joined guitar greats John Jorgenson and Lee Roy Parnell in Guitar Army on the road and in the studio.


Robinson is currently writing and recording his highly-awaited fourth solo album, a follow-up to his well-received Gemini, Vol. 1 and Gemini, Vol. 2 EP’s, that is expected to be released in 2019. He has also been keeping a busy schedule on the road with solo dates and shows with Tommy Emmanuel, Edwin McCain, and opening shows for and as a member of Rodney Crowell’s acoustic trio.

 

Tickets for Joe Robinson are $15 and available at www.TheMendelCenter.com, through The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in The Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. Discounts available for Mainstage and Economic Club members, seniors, students, and veterans.

 

A wine bar and craft beers from local makers will be available beginning at 6 pm for attendees to enjoy throughout the performance.

 

The Hanson Theatre Living Room Series is sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council.

 

About the Hanson Theatre Living Room Series

The Hanson Theatre Living Room Series is a live performance experience in the intimate setting of the 250-seat Hanson Theatre inside The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. The venue is designed for maximum viewing and listening pleasure and provides audiences with the opportunity to connect more closely with the performers and the performances.

 

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The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 - 1:00pm

Event:              Peg + Cat LIVE!

When:              Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1 pm & 4 pm

Where:             The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:            $20 - $32

 

A PBS Emmy Award-winning children’s show comes to life on stagein Peg + Cat Live!at The Mendel Center

 

Building on its tradition of presenting programming that introduces children to the wonders of live theatre, The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College is bringing Peg + Cat Live! to the Mainstage for two big shows on Sunday, February 24, at 1 pm and 4 pm. The performance is part of The Mendel Center’s Discovery Series.

 

Based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS Kids show Peg + Cat (produced by Fred Rogers Productions and 9 Story Media Group), this totally awesome musical features wild comedy, countless favorite songs from the show, and Peg’s super coolest pal Ramone! When Peg’s Mom asks Peg and Cat to mail some really important letters, they come face-to-face with a really big dog. Really. Big. Problem!

 

To solve it, they’ll need math—bar graphs, size comparison, position words, fair sharing, and a whole lot of counting. They’ll also need to count on each other, and the audience too, for their problem to be solved.

 

The one-hour performance is ideal for children ages three to seven, and their families. Curriculum connections the show promotes include measurements, shapes, patterns, problem solving, brain storming, overcoming obstacles, friendship, and persistence. Research shows that not only does Peg + Cat teach kids math but also improves family attitudes toward math.

 

This nationally touring production of Peg + Cat Live! is produced by The Bay Area Children's Theatre in Oakland, Calif., which has produced the tours for Ivy + Bean: The Musical (in conjunction with Maximum Entertainment), Ladybug Girl: The Musical, Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site: The Musical, and Peg + Cat Live.

 

Producer and director Nina Meehan is a founding company member of Bay Area Children's Theatre where she has directed such beloved classics as James and the Giant Peach, Little Women, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Pippi Longstocking, and many others. She is an award-winning youth theatre director, most recently winning Outstanding Achievements in Acting at the Broadway Jr. Festival in Atlanta, GA (2013) for her youth production of Pirates of Penzance. Meehan was recognized as one of the 35 faces of Theatre Bay Area and a “Mom who Rocks” by the national family resource website Red Tricycle. She has worked throughout the Bay Area as an actress, educator, storyteller, and director.

 

Peg + Cat Live! is created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley, the co-creators of the Peg + Cat PBS Kids TV series.

 

Aronson’s work in the theater includes the original concept/additional lyrics for the Broadway musical Rent. His plays have been published in six volumes of Best American Short Plays, and collected in Funny Shorts. TV writing credits include The Wonder Pets, Beavis and Butt-head, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. With artist Jennifer Oxley he created the PBS Kids show Peg + Cat, which has won Emmy Awards for music, design, writing, acting, and Best Animated Preschool Show.

 

Oxley was born in Hollywood, Calif., and caught the filmmaking bug early – she made her first film at the age of seven. Since then she has directed fifteen short films for Sesame Street, as well as the award-winning adaptation of Spike Lee and Tanya Lewis Lee’s children’s book, Please, Baby, Please. Her latest film, The Music Box, was acquired by The Museum of Modern Art for their permanent children’s film collection. Her work in children’s television includes directing and artistic credits. Oxley won an Emmy award for her role as director on Little Bill, and she created the look and animation style of The Wonder Pets. Most recently Jennifer teamed up with Billy Aronson to create the hit PBS Kids animated series Peg + Cat!

 

Tickets for Peg + Cat LIVE! are on sale now starting at $20. They are available online at www.TheMendelCenter.com and through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, weekday 10 am to 6 pm. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans. For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact the box office.

 

This performance is made possible in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment and is sponsored by Meijer.

 

About The Mendel Center Mainstage
The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million attendees. This is in addition to the scores of performing arts, national and international speakers, ceremonies, and community events hosted by other groups and organizations on the Mainstage. The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of services including catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, child booster seats, assistive listening devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.

 

About the Discovery Series

Now in its sixth season, The Mendel Center’s Discovery Series provides family friendly performing arts events for audiences of all ages. The series delivers enriching experiences that introduce young people and their families to the excitement of professionally produced touring productions. The goal of the series is to inspire creativity, spark imagination, educate through the arts, and create opportunities to build cherished memories while having a lot of fun.

 

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 - 2:00pm

 

Let’s Paint This painting workshop offered at Box Factory for the Arts 2/24

 

The Box Factory for the Arts is excited to offer a painting workshop at the Box Factory from artist Mike Morehouse of Let's Paint This!

 

Sunday, February 24

Box Factory for the Arts

2:00 - 4:00 pm

$40 // all supplies included

Class size - minimum of 10 / maximum of 20

You may bring your own snacks and beverages. 

 

Mike took his inspiration for this piece from a winter Saturday meditation walk in the woods near his home. Flocks of jays, eastern bluebirds and chickadees all subsist off this crabapple tree. To register, call the Box Factory at 269.983.3688 or visit our website. Stop in if you prefer to register in person.

 


The Box Factory for the Arts is located at 1101 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

 

For more information, contact the Box Factory for the Arts at 269.983.3688 or visit https://boxfactoryforthearts.org/

 

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Saturday, 16 March 2019 - 8:00pm

Event:              Recycled Percussion

When:              Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8 pm

Where:             The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:            $24 - $54

 

Music, comedy, and chaos with Recycled Percussion at

The Mendel Center

 

Vegas comes to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College on Saturday, March 16, at 8 pm in a live concert event that combines gritty, jaw-dropping junk rock with an energized stage show of athleticism, humor, and fun when Recycled Percussion performs on the Mainstage.

 

Technically speaking, Recycled Percussion is a junk rock band performing on recycled instruments. Creatively speaking, Recycled Percussion’s performances are a dynamic mix of high-energy drumming, guitar smashing, and DJ spinning blended into recyclable junk music.

 

Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Its junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent in 2009. In 2010, Recycled Percussion sealed the deal and became headliners in Las Vegas.

 

The band has gathered world-wide recognition playing over 6,000 shows, including 3,000 on the Las Vegas strip, spanning 15 countries, with guest appearances on Carson Daly, The Today Show, China’s Got Talent, the Latin Grammys, being featured on the cover of USA Today, and being voted National Act of the Year a record breaking six times. Recycled Percussion continues to elevated its energy level, creating new performance elements, and bringing junk rock music to the masses.

 

Sharon Osborne proclaimed Recycled Percussion as “sexy and dangerous.” Piers Morgan says, “These guys are Vegas!” And MTV calls the show “Entertainment at its highest level.”

 

Tickets for Recycled Percussion are on sale now starting at $24. They are available online at www.TheMendelCenter.comand through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, weekday 10 am to 6 pm. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans. For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact the Box Office.

 

This performance is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro and Rock 107 WIRX.

 

About The Mendel Center Mainstage
The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million attendees. This is in addition to the scores of performing arts, national and international speakers, ceremonies, and community events hosted by other groups and organizations on the Mainstage. The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of services including catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, child booster seats, assistive listening devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.

 

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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Friday, 29 March 2019 - 8:00pm

Event:              Broadway’s Next Hit Musical – An Improvised Musical Comedy

When:              Friday, March 29, 2019, 8 pm

Where:             The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:            $29 - $45

 

Whose Line is it Anyway?meets the Tony Awards in Broadway’s Next Hit Musical coming to The Mendel Center March 29

 

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the improvised musical comedy where Whose Line is it Anyway?  meets the Tony Awards and it’s coming to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College on Friday, March 29, at 8 pm.

 

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical abandons the same old song and dance to create a brand-new musical comedy starring some of New York’s funniest comedians. The award-winning show goes wherever the audience takes it. Audience members write down made up song titles and the ensemble of master improvisers gathers these suggestions and presents them as “nominated songs” for this coveted Phony Award. The spontaneous scenes and songs are filled with great dancing, catchy melodies, and tons of laughter.

 

Audience members vote for their favorite song and watch as the cast turns that song into a full-blown improvised musical, complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical has been seen recently throughout the United States and in New York City at The Triad Theater, The Tribeca Film Festival, and at The New York Musical Theater Festival, among many other locations.

 

Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffmann and Deb Rabbai and managed by Baylin Artists Management, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is hailed by TheaterWeek as “brilliant.” The New York Times calls the show “Hilarious,” and The New York Post says, “A spontaneity and wit that must be seen to be believed.”

 

About the directors

Rob Schiffmann has worked and toured as a professional improviser and musician for over seventeen years. As a two-time MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) Award winner and the recipient of the 2011 INNY (Improvisation News) Award for Best Improv Coach, Schiffmann’s musical and improv talents are known across the country. He has taught and directed improv at The School for Film and Television, Weist-Barron, and the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A graduate of Oberlin College, Schiffmann worked regularly with Chicago City Limits as a performer, teacher, and director from 1994 to 2011.

 

Schiffmann joined Broadway’s Next Hit Musical in 2001. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical master improvisers started their success at the famous New York City cabaret club Don’t Tell Mama, as well as with the New York Musical Theater Festival. Rob became co-artistic director in 2009 and continues to perform with the hysterical troupe throughout the country and at their resident theater The Triad in New York City.

 

DEB RABBAI

Deb Rabbai is an improviser, singer, teacher, corporate facilitator/role player, actor, and voice actor who has been working successfully in these mediums for twenty-five years. She spent ten years performing and teaching improvisation with TheatreSports New York, five years performing with ComedySportz New York, and six years performing with Chicago City Limits. Rabbai has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and in national commercials for MasterCard, Wendy’s, and Zyrtec. Rabbai has done countless voiceovers, ranging from radio and TV advertisements, to video games and has made a name for herself in the world of Japanese anime having voiced characters in over 45 anime films which are listed on her Wikipedia page. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and a highly experienced teacher of improvisation and acting, she's had the pleasure of teaching at NYU, Marymount Manhattan College, The American Comedy Institute, The New York Film Academy, and American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Her great joy has been taking on the role of co-artistic director of Broadway's Next Hit Musical in 2009 and in watching the show and its performers flourish.

 

Tickets for Broadway’s Next Hit Musical are on sale now starting at $29. They are available at www.TheMendelCenter.comand through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, weekday 10 am to 6 pm. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans. For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact the Box Office.

 

This performance is sponsored by Holiday Inn Express – St. Joseph and MailMax.

 

About The Mendel Center Mainstage
The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million attendees. This is in addition to the scores of performing arts, national and international speakers, ceremonies, and community events hosted by other groups and organizations on the Mainstage. The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of services including catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, child booster seats, assistive listening devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.

 

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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Saturday, 6 April 2019 - 7:30pm

Event:              Stars of the Sixties

When:              Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 pm

Where:             The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:            $35 - $65

 

 

Rock & roll stars of the 1960s come to the Mendel Center

 

BENTON HARBOR, MI – Three of the biggest rock and roll acts and stars of the sixties will appear in concert at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 pm. The show features the Lovin’ Spoonful and the original lead singers of the Buckinghams and the Happenings. 

 

Joseph Mirrione, the producer of the concert is quick to note, “This is not a tribute show. These are the actual guys who made the records.”

 

Headlining the concert is one of the biggest American hit-makers of the era, The Lovin’ Spoonful. Together, the Lovin’ Spoonful produced some of the most iconic recordings of the ‘60s folk rock revival. The group’s first hit, “Do You Believe in Magic?,” climbed the charts in 1965. Recording 8 top-selling albums, they ruled the radio with a string of feel-good hits that followed their “magical” debut including “Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?,” “Nashville Cats,” “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice,” “Daydream,” and the ultimate anthem for a hot summer night, “Summer in the City.” Amazingly, all of these songs hit the Top 10. The group splintered in 1969, but re-grouped in 1991 with three original members and has been crisscrossing the country ever since, keeping their unique blend of pop, rock, and folk alive. The group holds the distinction of being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

 

One of the most successful American rock and roll bands of the late sixties was Chicago’s Buckinghams, fronted by the inimitable signature voice of Dennis Tufano. The Buckinghams’ music was so ubiquitous in their heyday that Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened-To Band in America” in 1967. Tufano’s Buckingham classics include “Don’t You Care,” “Kind of a Drag,” “Hey Baby! They’re Playing Our Song,” “Susan,” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” He will sing all of them during his appearance at The Mendel Center.

 

The Happenings’ hits include "I Got Rhythm," "Go Away Little Girl," and "See You in September."   The latter was a #1 hit not only in the United States but in several other countries around the globe, and, yes, original lead Bob Miranda can still hit those high notes just like he did in their heyday. 

Originally from New Jersey, their records featured soaring falsetto notes and lush arrangements, not unlike that “other” group of Jersey boys. The Happenings are still in demand in South America, touring there frequently, and their popularity in the Philippines has exploded in recent years, but Bob is always happy to play for their die-hard American fans.

 

Tickets for Stars of the Sixties are on sale now starting at $35. They are available at www.TheMendelCenter.com and through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, weekday 10 am to 6 pm. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans. For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact the box office.

 

For information about ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s concerts around the country, visit www.poprockdoowopp.com.

 

About The Mendel Center Mainstage

The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million attendees. This is in addition to the scores of performing arts, national and international speakers, ceremonies, and community events hosted by other groups and organizations on the Mainstage. The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of services including catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, child booster seats, assistive listening devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.

 

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 7:00pm

Event:              Celtic Woman – Ancient Land Tour

When:              Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7 pm

Where:             The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:            $40 - $100

 

 

Grammy-nominated Celtic Woman brings Ancient Land tour

to The Mendel Center Apr. 11

 

CELTIC WOMAN (www.celticwoman.com), the Grammy® -nominated, multi-platinum international music group returns to North America with a brand-new live show, Ancient Land. The tour comes on the heels of the release of the 13th studio album of the same name. Celtic Woman will visit nearly 70 North American cities in 2019 including one performance at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 7 pm.

 

Ancient Land is the next chapter of Celtic Woman’s extraordinary musical journey as the group continues to touch the hearts of a huge global audience with the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing -- songs that will bring a piece of Ireland to audiences everywhere. A brand-new concert spectacular has been airing on PBS stations. Filmed against the backdrop of the historic Johnstown Castle in County Wexford, Ireland, the outdoor concert special features brand new music from Ancient Land, timeless Irish favorites and unexpected cover songs. 

 

Continuing the remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage, Celtic Woman features the angelic voices of Megan Walsh, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and the breathtaking Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a full ensemble of musicians and dancers. Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage and combines the finest musical talent with epic stage productions to present a unique, inspiring live experience.

 

Recorded in Real World Studios in the United Kingdom last summer, Ancient Land is the thirteenth studio album featuring all new material for Celtic Woman including original compositions “Follow Me,” “Be Still” and “Love & Honour” (instrumental), Irish traditional songs “Sive,” “Mná na hÉireann (Women of Ireland)” and “Moorlough Shore” and some reimagined workings of contemporary songs “Long Journey Home,” “Going Home,” and “Homeland.”

 

For the complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.celticwoman.com/tour-dates. Sign up for Celtic Woman’s newsletters at www.celticwoman.com to be informed of future tour dates, album releases and special offers.

 

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About The Mendel Center Mainstage

The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million attendees. This is in addition to the scores of performing arts, national and international speakers, ceremonies, and community events hosted by other groups and organizations on the Mainstage. The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of services including catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, child booster seats, assistive listening devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.

 

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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