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{WEAR} {News3} :: Entertainment News - BALLET PENSACOLA PRESENTS “ALADDIN”

Love, trickery, and triumph is sure to excite audiences of all ages AS Ballet Pensacola invites you to attend the season’s final performance, “Aladdin.” Featuring intricate stage displays and special effects, the performance will include a flying carpet and multiple genies. This new interpretation of the classic story will be set to the contemporary music of E.S. Posthumus.

Performances are March 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30pm at the Pensacola Cultural Center. Single ticket prices are $19-$31 and may be purchased through the Pensacola Cultural Center Box Office at 850-432-2042 or www.pensacolalittletheatre.com.

“Aladdin” is generously sponsored by Emerald Coast Smiles by Design, Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, Massage Envy Spa, Dr. and Mrs. Charlie Roth, and Sacred Heart Health System. For more information, visit www.balletpensacola.com.


{WEAR} {News3} :: Entertainment News - THE 3RD ANNUAL RUSSIAN SPECTACULAR

The Pensacola Symphony will present The 3nd Annual Russian Spectacular, a concert of all Russian symphonic music in historic Downtown Pensacola Saenger Theatre on Saturday, March 28th at 8pm. Under the baton of Maestro Peter Rubardt, PSO will be joined by sensational Russian pianist, Ilya Yakushev.

Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov were musical patriarchs of their time, each contributing their own unique style. Russian Spectacular explores a passionate performance by each of these composers. The program opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio Espagnole, consisting of five connected movements each based on Spanish themes. He wrote this piece for a large orchestra and took great advantage of the different timbres by designing melodic passages specific to each instrument. Tchaikovsky even hailed it as “a colossal masterpiece of instrumentation.

Following, Ilya Yakushev joins the stage for Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Prokofiev was a piano virtuoso himself. He had written the concerto just prior a trip to America and was ready to make his mark on the music scene. Of Prokofiev’s five piano concerts, the third has garnered the greatest popularity and represents his inventive ability. Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev has gained many awards and honors throughout his career, most notably winning the 2005 World Piano Competition. Noted for his spirited and energetic performance, Yakushev continues to astound audiences. Closing the program is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian”, a seamless embodiment of his ardent devotion to the Russian culture and a spectacular ending to the night.

Prior to the concert, there will be a matinee dress rehearsal beginning at 2pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Palafox entrance of the Saenger Theatre. Starting at 7pm, Dr. Larry Reed will present Classical Conversations. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the music, as well as a chance to hear from the evening’s guest artist. The event is free with your concert ticket.

Tickets start at only $22 and are available at pensacolasymphony.com, by phone at 850-435-2533, and at the Saenger Theatre, on the corner of Palafox and Intendencia.



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.


{WEAR} {News3} :: Entertainment News - 2015 PENSACOLA JAZZFEST

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.

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