South Florida – Arts Garage month of March madness is full of music and much more. Please read an update on The Delray Beach City Commission postponed critical vote on Arts Garage as they continue to bring award winning entertainment to South Florida that is listed in this article.
“It is important for all of Arts Garage supporters to post this article on your facebook walls and share through your favorite forms of social media. If we are to continue the success of Arts Garage bringing every form of the arts to Florida. Arts Garage is a Theatre Chat top pick for delicious taste in the arts. They offer everything from Drag Bingo to Jazz, Blues, Soul and even their live award winning Theatre at Arts Garage. There is only one destination for this much culture under one roof.” BroadwayGlobal.
Also take time to sign the “Arts Garage Petition” so that Arts Garage can remain where it is. On Tuesday, 2/12/13, 6:00 p.m. The Delray Beach City Commission postponed a critical vote on the future of Arts Garage until April 16, 2013. Below is the initial plea to Arts Garage patrons and supporters. Please stay informed by visiting www.artsgarage.org. Engaged, share and attend the April 16, 2013 Delray Beach City Commission meeting. Delray Beach City Hall is located at 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. The map in this article is for Arts Garage location and events.
On April 16, 2013, the Delray Beach City Commission will be deciding between two offers to purchase the space Arts Garage currently occupy. One offer proposes to use this location as office space and another will guarantee Arts Garage stay for the next ten years with an option to buy. Please ask the Delray Beach Commissioners to choose the offer that will make Arts Garage current location their permanent home.
Artists, audiences and the downtown area as a whole would be deeply negatively impacted if the key corner that serves as a gateway to Pineapple Grove goes dark on weekends and evenings. The whole community benefits as Arts Garage continues to serve both as an economic engine and a bridge of expansion to downtown Delray as you can see from the list of entertainment listed below for March..
If you are among the many who believe that Arts Garage has become an invaluable cultural and educational destination in the Florida community, voice your support and help keep Arts Garage where it has grown and blossomed. Join Arts Garage and Florida’s fun in the sun arts destination by continuing onward with Arts Garage mission to build and promote the cultural community that celebrates Delray Beach and South Florida! March on Delray Beach City Hall in person to support Arts Garage cause April 16, 2013. The show must go on!
“Arts Garage has become synonymous with incredible entertainment,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director. “And this month we really bring it!” “Musical diversity abounds as the month kicks off with Drag Bingo… you just have to experience it,” said Ushe. Another key highlight of the month is Arts Garage’s very own Drew Tucker. The master of percussion sold out the house last time and wowed audiences with his diverse style and range of rhythms. His performance is followed by the classical jazz and folk infused sounds of Errol Racckipov, and the Latin jazz sounds of the sultry Brazilian born Rose Max.
Next, Arts Garage rocks out with the bluesy Lauren Mitchell Band and gets funky with the Betty Fox Band. “We end the month with man critics call the new Louie Armstrong—Bruce Stripling,” said Ushe. “He is in demand by orchestras all over the country, and we are honored to have him at Arts Garage. And… This month, Tyrrell introduces audiences a new play by Duncan MacMillan, called “Lungs“.
Fri, 3/1, 7:30pm “Voices of Pride“: Drag Bingo Cabaret
Hold onto your cards and markers. Look out for the wigs and heels. Don’t trip over the gowns. “Voices of Pride” brings DRAG BINGO to its new home at the Arts Garage with a bang. “VOP” puts its inimitable trademarks of glitz, gam and glitter on its annual fundraiser in the sexy setting of the fabulous Arts Garage and, for the first time, “Voices of Pride” will be performing throughout the evening. Whadda deal!
Bingo, fabulous prizes, surprise auction and raffle items, and a show with fabulous drag queens and magnificent men singing…all to support your favorite gay men’s chorus. It will be an evening of hilarity, high jinx and harmonies that you’ll be talking about for weeks.
Premium admission includes two books of bingo games, up-front seating, and a glass of wine/cold beverage. Regular admission includes one book of bingo games for the evening. Additional game books can be purchased for $10 each at the event. Tickets-$30-$45, Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Sat, 3/2, 8pm Special Event Drew Tucker Orchestra
Drew Tucker returns with his globe spanning, percussion heavy orchestra to present an audiophile’s dream of basement soul, high-minded jazz, and classic hip hop. His last concert was a sell-out and if you were there for it, you know you want more to see and hear more…and if you missed it, you won’t want to make that mistake again. Drew is joined by Sam Johnson on bass, JD Anderson on drum set, Doug Carter on piano and keyboards, and Beto on guitar. $20-$30 in advance, $ 5 more at the door
Fri, 3/8 Global Invasion: Errol Racckipov
Errol Rackipov is a composer, jazz musician and educator. His music is a blend of jazz and classical chamber music with Eastern European folk rhythms and motifs. As a jazz vibraphonist, marimbist and composer, he has been working as a professional musician, composer and producer in various styles of music from jazz to R&B and has participated in numerous projects throughout the world. $20-$30 in advance, $5 more at the door
Sat, 3/9 Jazz Project: Rose Max
Sultry Brazilian vocalist Rose Max tours worldwide with Brazilian acoustic guitar master Ramatis, bringing her sweetly haunting voice to every performance. Rose Max has music in her blood. She is the great-granddaughter of the conductor and composer Cupertino de Menezes and granddaughter of the guitar player and composer Manuel de Menezes. Gifted with a beautiful voice early on, Rose got her start singing in the nightclub-heavy Rio de Janeiro, where she mastered the styles of bossa nova, samba, and Latin jazz. After moving to the United States in 1993, Rose continued performing and touring. She is a three-time recipient of the Brazilian Press Award for “Best Female Brazilian Singer Residing and Performing in the USA.” $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door
3/ 15-4/ 12, Theatre at Arts Garage : “Lungs” by Duncan MacMillan
The clock is ticking. What’s it going to be, the baby or the bomb? “Lungs” tells the story of a couple contemplating having a child in a world of global anxiety and political unrest. If they over think it, they’ll never do it. But if they rush, it could be a disaster. What will be the first to destruct, the planet or the relationship? Nominated for the Helen Hayes Best New Play Award, The Washington Post called “Lungs” “A bracingly dramatic walk through the thicket of couples communication…Smart and stimulating.”
Tickets $30-40. W-F, 7:30 p.m., Sat, 2:00 p.m., Sun, 7:00 p.m
Sat, 3/16, 8:00 p.m. Garage Blues: Lauren Mitchell Band
The Lauren Mitchell Band, featuring front-woman Mitchell’s galvanizing vocals backed by the talents of veteran rock and blues artists, has roared on to the South Florida arts scene with undeniable ferocity. The group was born in 2005 when Lauren Mitchell teamed up with keyboard sensation Mike Hensley to create a sound that celebrated everything they loved about blues, soul, and rock. Since then, the band has incorporated the best talent it can find, to bring audiences a sound that is fresh and exciting.
Sat, 3/23, 8:00 p.m. Garage Blues: Betty Fox Band
SOUL is what it’s all about with this funk infused blues band. From the heart of South Tampa, Betty Fox has burst onto the Florida music scene with a fiery intensity that cannot be ignored, and taken the hearts of anyone wise enough to lend her their ear. Backed by musical powerhouses Josh Nelms on Guitar, Matt Walker on Bass, and Sam Farmer on drums, Fox’s vocals will draw you in until the last note is sung. This is a show you do not want to miss. Tickets are $25–$35 in advance, $5 more at the door.
Tue, 3/26, 7:30 p.m. Jazz Project: Bryon Stripling
Byron Stripling was born to a musical family in Atlanta, and by the time he was 10, he was wailing on the trumpet. After studying music in college, he traveled the world playing with pop orchestra symphonies and jazz greats. In 1989, he was chosen to play with the Boston Pops Orchestra, and went on to appear with over fifty orchestras nationwide. He is currently the artistic director and conductor of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and his style and skill are often compared to a modern Louis Armstrong. He is an extroverted performer, who engages audiences and incorporates them into his music. He exudes joy through his instrument and his vocals as he continues to forge new ground in the world of jazz. Tickets are $25-35, $5 more at the door