FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ranjna Das
DATE: Monday, Jan 7, 2019 Patricia Parente
(609) 267-9660, ext. 3081
BURLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM ANNOUNCES
“SUNDAYS ON STAGE”
2019 Performances Begin Jan. 20
The Burlington County Library System is pleased to announce the next exciting lineup of “Sundays on Stage,” a series of one-hour, culturally diverse afternoon performances presented live in the Burlington County Library Auditorium in Westampton.
The January/April schedule kicks off Jan. 20 with “Friends Classic Rock” featuring songs of the ‘60s and ‘70s right through to today’s greatest hits. Enjoy the music of Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Fleetwood Mac, Bruno Mars, Kenny Chesney, David Bowie and other popular artists. Then mark your calendar for eight additional shows, including a Bollywood World Dance performance with vibrant costumes and lively music, a professional concert thereminist who bends electricity with his hands, African American music to inspire, mind-boggling magic and more. All shows begin at 2 p.m. and admission is free.
The library’s Sundays on Stage series of performances are held two times each year in an effort to bring a wide selection of culturally enriching entertainment to the residents of Burlington County. The perfect way to start (or end) the week, the shows are chosen to reflect the BCLS mission to enrich lives by providing opportunities for learning, growth, and personal development.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, since seating is limited. Doors open at 1:45 p.m.
The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For more information, call (609) 267-9660, or visit www.bcls.lib.nj.us.
Sundays on Stage
Friends Classic Rock
From the classics of the ‘60s and ‘70s through today’s hits, this eight-piece band makes full use of its horn section to bring new life and energy to the music loved by generations. Enjoy hits from Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Fleetwood Mac, Bruno Mars, Kenny Chesney, Bonnie Raitt, Billy Joel, David Bowie and more!
Bollywood World Dance Entertainment
Enjoy a mesmerizing performance of Indian pop culture, traditional and fusion dances that explore the richness of the culture during this show that features vibrant costumes and lively music.
The Power of African American Music to Inspire
The impressive vocal/piano trio Follow the Drinking Gourd performs spirituals in intriguing arrangements and presents recent takes on ragtime and dazzle with the virtuosity of bebop jazz. Enjoy such favorite as "Basin Street Blues," "Route 66," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" and "A Woman Is a Sometime Thing."
Titans of Song: A Musical Tribute to Robeson and Anderson
Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson were world famous singers who faced Jim Crow
segregation. Hear their music and dramatic stories during this performance by vocal/piano
trio Follow the Drinking Gourd. Featuring historic images from the 1930s to the 1950s, this performance includes spirituals and songs such as “Ave Maria” and “Ol’ Man River,” along with popular selections from the era.
I SEE MAGIC
Join creator Doug Wonder as he brings the art of magic and live entertainment beyond the stage with mind-boggling magic, dance and interactive opportunities with select audience members.
The Divine Hand Ensemble
Thereminist Mano Divina bends electricity with his hands during this mesmerizing performance of beautiful music pulled from thin air. Enjoy the sounds of the violin, cello, harp, guitar, percussion and theremin, the world’s first electronic musical instrument that is played without touching.
John Denver Tribute Band
Singer Charlie Zahm, fiddler Tad Marks and guitarist Steve Hobson perform a selection of John Denver favorites, including all-time hits "Country Roads Take Me Home," "Rocky Mountain High," "Annie's Song” and more during this musical tribute.
This singer/songwriter has spent her career writing for such music legends as Dionne Warwick, Ben Vereen and LaToya Jackson, while also composing some popular advertising jingles. She performs her own recordings, as well as some beautiful versions of other popular songs, most notably “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
Shakespeare LIVE!: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Arguably Shakespeare's most popular work, this uproarious comedy tells the story of the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. Performed by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, the story includes the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest.
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