Arts Alive proudly presents "Cherish the Ladies - Celebrating 30 Years" on Saturday, February 18. The performance will be held at the Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium and Fine Arts Center in West Point at 7:00 pm.
"It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do," says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group that formed in New York City in 1985. They have since toured the world, played the White House and the Olympics, recorded 15 outstanding albums including their latest, "An Irish Homecoming" which was also videotaped for an Emmy winning Public Television Special that is airing across America. Under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining show.
They've won recognition as the BBC's Best Musical Group of the Year and named Top North American Celtic Group by both the Irish Music Awards and NPR's Thistle and Shamrock. They've collaborated with such notable musicians as The Boston Pops, The Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Vince Gill, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Don Henley, Arlo Guthrie and Maura O'Connell as well as being the featured soloist with over 250 nights of symphony orchestras.
They are in constant demand worldwide as their reputation and admiration from both fans and critics alike continues to grow.
Individual tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students. Group rates are available at $15 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased on-line, at the door or by contacting Arts Alive at 804-843-3475 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to purchase tickets on-line, visit www.artsaliveinc.org.
Prior to the performance, view the "All Media Community Art Exhibit" presented by the Visual Arts Committee of Arts Alive. This exhibit can be viewed from January 17 - March 14 in the exhibit area at the auditorium and is open during school hours by entering at the West Point High School main entrance.
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