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2015 PENSACOLA JAZZFEST

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The Pensacola JazzFest, now in its 32nd year, is a FREE music festival held in downtown, historic Seville Square. The Jazz Society of Pensacola (JSOP) produces the event with able assistance from a variety of corporate sponsors and community organizations. The two-day festival, held in early spring each year, celebrates America’s unique musical art form - JAZZ. JSOP volunteers work all year to present this festival as their annual gift to the community. We sincerely thank our individual and corporate donors for their essential support.

Headliners this year include the World-famous DUKES of Dixieland from New Orleans and the ever-popular Roman Street from Mobile. Local stars include groups led by Holly Shelton, Gino Rosaria, the Guffman Trio and the Joe Occhipinti Big Band. Add to these all the great school/college bands on the Gazebo Stage and even a special Kiddies Jam with Kazoos and Harmonicas on both days.

In addition to the great music lineup, food, drinks, arts and crafts and jazz merchandise are available - JazzFest posters, a variety of jazzy shirts and memorabilia, plus beer, wine and soft drinks. All jazz merchandise sales help support the festival and keep it free for our loyal fans. Local area vendors will offer some tasty food options for hungry jazz listeners. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a weekend of great jazz in Seville Square Park.


THE SAENGER THEATRE CELEBRATES HER 90th BIRTHDAY

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The Grand Dame of Palafox turns 90 on April 2nd -"a historic date for a historic and integral part of downtown Pensacola. In celebration of the Saenger’s birthday, the 1952 classic movie musical, “Singin’ in the Rain,” will be shown, sponsored by the Friends of the Saenger.

The screening is Saturday, April 11th at 7 p.m. Consider the admission of only $5.00 a birthday gift to the Saenger Theatre because the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Great Saenger Pipe Organ Campaign. Tickets are available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office. As with all of the classic movies at the Saenger, seating is general admission.

Looking back to 1925, when the Saenger first opened with the silent film “The Ten Commandments” by Cecile B. DeMille, one would never guess it would still be standing in 2015 and beyond. However, with the ongoing support of the community around her, the Saenger has not only survived 90 years of arts and entertainment, it has thrived.

With backing from both the local populace and the Friends of the Saenger, the Saenger Theatre will continue to delight and entertain generations of area residents and visitors to the community. Those seeking culture will be able to walk under her marquee for music, dance, theatre, comedy and much more for many decades to come.

EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE:
Date:     April 11, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
What:    “Singin’ in the Rain”
Ticket prices:  $5.00
Where to purchase:  Saenger Theatre box office


CABARET TIMEWARP: A MUSICAL JOURNEY TRHOUGH TIME

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Pensacola Little Theatre’s annual fundraising event, Cabaret, takes place Saturday, April 11 at 7pm at the Pensacola Cultural Center. Presented by McMahon & Hadder, Timewarp: A Musical Journey Through Time features five venues decorated with themes from different decades that will transform the entire building into a musical tour through time complete with signature drinks, entertainment, silent auction, gourmet goodies, dancing, laughing and fun, fun, fun!
 
Dave and Susan Clark will delight you with a 1920's room with a Speakeasy and Swingin' Tunes from the Swingin' Dick Tracys!  Madrina Newcomb will transport you to a 1960’s Street Party with Poker, Revive Oxygen Bar, Dancing Girls and the Groovy Sounds of Not Quite Fab! Valerie J. Russenberger and Heather Hubbard will be getting Tubular in the 1980's room with Big Hair, Spandex and DJ Ed Spencer! Wayne Peacock will rocket you to the FUTURE with the electronic grooves of ROSCOE ROWE!
 
Come casual, dressed to the nines, or in costume from ANY decade as we transport you through time!!  Good Friends….Great Times…and an evening packed full of fun await you!

Ticket - $50  - Bar Wristband - $25 - Tickets and Wristbands available now at Pensacolalittletheatre.com or by calling 850-432-2042. This event is 21 and up. For additional information, call the PLT Box Office at 850-432-2042, or come to the PLT Box Office at 400 South Jefferson Street.


THE CHORAL SOCIETY OF PENSACOLA PRESENTS "VIVIA MOZART!"

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The Choral Society of Pensacola concludes its 2014-15 Season with a concert titled “Viva Mozart!” This evening of music celebrating the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N. 9th Ave.
 
The centerpiece of the concert will be a performance of Mozart’s magnificent “Grand Mass in C Minor.” Also on the program are Mozart’s Regina Coeli and Ave Verum Corpus, along with arias performed by the evening’s professional guest soloists.
 
The Choral Society’s 60-member chorus will be joined by the Choral Society Orchestra and soloists Sheila Murphy, soprano; Ariana Wehr, mezzo-soprano; Leo Day, tenor; and Howard Reddy, bass-baritone. Choral Society Artistic Director, Xiaolun Chen will conduct.
                                                           
Tickets for the concert are $22.00 for reserved section seating, $18.00 for general admission, and $5.00 for students. Visa and MasterCard can be used to purchase tickets in advance, and there is a $2.00 discount per ticket on the purchase of reserved or general admission tickets for groups of ten or more.  Call 850-484-1806 or go to http://csopmozart.brownpapertickets.com to purchase tickets in advance. There is a service fee on tickets purchased via credit card.
 
Tickets can also be purchased through the Pensacola State College Lyceum Ticket Office (850-484-1847). Tickets will be available at the door beginning one hour prior to performance time.
 
For more information about the Choral Society of Pensacola: phone â€" 850-484-1806; e-mail â€" csop1@juno.com; web site â€" www.choralsocietyofpensacola.com.


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