Arts on Central: August 21

The summer’s signature event, this year’s festival will feature a Sioux County first—a regional Battle of the Bands, where local musicians will engage in a contest of skills for your votes!

Meanwhile, wander Central Avenue and play games, make your own crafts and original works of art, win prizes, and taste test weinie preparations from all of your favorite businesses as once more the Orange City Chamber of Commerce pairs their annual “Thanks with Franks” with Arts on Central.

 

Photo Credit: Ken Fry, Centrum Arts and Foto

 

Audiences agree: it’s the biggest day of summer, and the best way to end summer vacation in style. In fact, Arts on Central typically attracts crowds of 3,000 people or more!

There’s a place for everyone on Central Avenue on August 21, 2019!

 

Photo Credit: Ken Fry, Centrum Arts and Foto

 

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The SchoolHouse Company: August 14

Following last summer’s success, our own local theatre troupe will present a popular musical revue, title and cast TBA.

Check back for more info!

 

Whitesidewalls: August 7

Legendary in the Midwest, these guys have been rocking the oldies for decades and really know how it’s done. Come hear all your favorites the way you want them played.

Featuring five singers playing multiple instruments, the tight harmonies and driving dance beat of the Whitesidewalls are the signature of the Rock ‘n Roll Revue. Hound Dog, Swanee, Gino Gambucci, Bobby Maestro and Rocky Beaumont have handcrafted a fabulous show with tunes that will have you jumping just like they did all those years ago!

 

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Allez-Oops! : July 31

Married duo Rob Lok and Miss Jane are ALLÉZ-OOPS! They’re bringing back classic vaudeville acts—with a comedy twist. Having performed in over 35 countries throughout the world and in all types of venues, Rob and Miss Jane understand the need for an engaging and thrilling performance that can be understood in any language and at any age!

 

 

Blending circus thrills, deft pacing and spontaneous comedy, this family friendly dialogue-free spectacle will engage all audiences and be a guaranteed crowd favorite with their comic sight gags and visual humor.

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Community Band: July 24

A perennial favorite, local musicians under the direction of Dan Mangold play everything from big band hits to movie and showtunes to patriotic melodies with a personal touch.

About the Orange City Area Community Band:

About 30 members strong, the Community Band rehearses and plays together throughout the summer. Led by MOC-FV High School Band Director Dan Mangold, the Band is comprised of a wide range of ages and ability levels and is built on the philosophy that music can continue to be a regular part of life for all of us. Band members are paid for rehearsals and performances and are an important part of the Onstage Orange City season each year.

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The OK Factor: July 17

Olivia Diercks and Karla Colahan, cellist and violinist of the new-classical crossover duo, The OK Factor, have one word to describe their musical connection: lucky.

Organic and genuine, their original compositions feel both comfortingly familiar and uniquely fresh, and have been described as “genre-bending” (Julie Amacher, MPR) and “pure magic” (Wausau Pilot & Review).

 

 

 

The ease with which they write and perform has caught the attention of the Minnesota music community in which they live and work, bringing them success on stages such as The Cedar Cultural Center and as frequent featured artists with Minnesota Public Radio. Their distinct compositional and performance style awarded them the honor of being finalists for the prestigious McKnight Fellowships for Musicians in 2018.

 

Olivia and Karla are also sought-after collaborators, having partnered with numerous Minnesota composers and musicians including singer-songwriters Ellis Delaney and Lynn O’Brien, percussionists Jenny Klukken and Krissy Bergmark, and composer Mischa Santora, among others. They have appeared as opening acts for Charlie Parr, The High Kings, and Swedish quintet Jaerv, as well as composers-in-residence for digital music library Black Label Music. The OK Factor has produced three studio albums of their original music and arrangements: Water Street (’14), That’s Enough of That (’16), and Have Yourself an OK Christmas (’17).

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Community Band: July 10

A perennial favorite, local musicians under the direction of Dan Mangold play everything from big band hits to movie and showtunes to patriotic melodies with a personal touch.

About the Orange City Area Community Band:

About 30 members strong, the Community Band rehearses and plays together throughout the summer. Led by MOC-FV High School Band Director Dan Mangold, the Band is comprised of a wide range of ages and ability levels and is built on the philosophy that music can continue to be a regular part of life for all of us. Band members are paid for rehearsals and performances and are an important part of the Onstage Orange City season each year.

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Max Hatt / Edda Glass: July 3

Bossa Nova, Americana, and Folk music come together in this truly impressive, genuinely unique duo. Praised by critics for their incredible sound and extraordinary lyrics, Max Hatt / Edda Glass have recently been beloved by NPR, the legendary Daytrotter studio, PBS, Paste magazine, Huffington Post, and the Lincoln Center, to name just a few.

 

 

Max Hatt / Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and a “unique sound” (Larry Groce, NPR Mountain Stage), comprised of Glass’s unmistakable voice, Hatt’s epic guitar landscapes, and their award-winning Jazz Americana compositions. Praised for her “impeccable vocal command” (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holliday, Glass’s voice is ultimately “one of a kind…you cannot confuse her with another artist” (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt’s equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that’s “subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be” (Nels Cline, Wilco). With a new album produced by Wilco’s Pat Sansone, they’ve toured coast-to-coast from NYC’s Lincoln Center to NPR Mountain Stage, Sundance Film Fest, and Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival.

 

 

Max Hatt / Edda Glass began in Montana, where Hatt had a jazz trio and Glass had a knack for singing Brazilian Portuguese. Glass sat in on songs like “Girl from Ipanema” and they soon became the state’s only Bossa Nova band, honing their original material on the side. On long drives between Bossa Nova gigs, Glass wrote lyrics to Hatt’s solo guitar compositions: “Max’s compositions are so cinematic,” she recalls, “and you look out the window and it’s like the camera’s panning for you, over these enormous landscapes, and you start expecting something to happen— a story to begin.” This highway collaboration took them all the way to New York City at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, where the two unknowns won the 2014 Grand Prize of the International Mountain Stage / NewSong Competition. It was there that their songs of migrating geese, dispossessed tribes, and mysteries in the wheat fields captured the attention of their future producer, Pat Sansone. “I was mesmerized from the first moment I heard them,” Sansone recalls. “They have the ability to create a deep sonic landscape with only voice and guitar, with songs that poses a mysterious and soulful magic.”

 

Hatt grew up in the Chicago-land area, studied jazz guitar in the David Baker program at Indiana University, and has taken classes with Pat Metheny, Julian Lage, and Lee Retinour. The daughter of a jazz trombonist and a music aficionado, Glass was likewise steeped in jazz, and learned to sing in Portuguese through obsessive teenage listening to an obscure Nara Leão album (followed by the famous Getz/Gilberto). With other influences ranging from Neil Young to J.D. Salinger, Homer, Jim Jarmusch, and Casablanca, the duo truly creates “a unique sound harmoniously forged from seemingly disparate elements,” (Larry Groce of NPR Mountain Stage).

 

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Festival Latino VIII: June 26

One of the most popular nights of the summer, Festival Latino is a community-wide celebration of Latin American heritage. Featuring family activities, latin music, food, and traditional dress, this event brings neighbors together to honor our differences, share commonalities and just generally enjoy each other’s company.

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Community Band: June 19

A perennial favorite, local musicians under the direction of Dan Mangold play everything from big band hits to movie and showtunes to patriotic melodies with a personal touch.

About the Orange City Area Community Band:

About 30 members strong, the Community Band rehearses and plays together throughout the summer. Led by MOC-FV High School Band Director Dan Mangold, the Band is comprised of a wide range of ages and ability levels and is built on the philosophy that music can continue to be a regular part of life for all of us. Band members are paid for rehearsals and performances and are an important part of the Onstage Orange City season each year.

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