GlemaMADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/13/18) — Madisonville Community College’s Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is offering a variety of exciting entertainment this fall.

“The Fall 2018 season is a fine example of this.” said Center Director Brad Downall. “Passion. It's different for each of us, and it's what drives every artist on our schedule this Fall. Whether it's Easton Corbin's heartfelt country ballads, the hot Latino inspired dancing of Ballet Hispánico, the cool swing of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, or the magic of the Holidays with the Children's Nutcracker, we hope that several of our 11 performances prime your passion for the arts.”

Special events Center Stage Series the Family Special and Hopkins County Central High Schools’ production of Disney's Newsies will be set in the Glema’s 1,018 seat auditorium, while the Chamber Music and Coffeehouse Series has the audience seated on the stage in an intimate setting, Downall said.

The Center Stage lineup, sponsored by the city of Madisonville, the Enduring Legacy of Mrs. Glema Mahr, Old National Bank, Baptist Health Madisonville, Hopkins County Tourist & Convention Commission, and Watermark Toyota, includes Easton Corbin with special guest Ruthie Collins on Saturday, Sept. 22, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Ballet Hispánico on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The Glema’s US Bank Family Special will get everyone in the Holiday spirit with Children's Center for Dance Education's Children's Nutcracker on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. 

The Glema Mahr Chamber Music Series will present cellist Ben Capps with pianist Vassily Primakov on Oct. 1 and welcomes back Minneapolis Guitar Quartet on Nov. 26. The Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series features Nashville based Connye Florance Jazz Quartet on Friday, Sept. 14, and emerging Canadian singer/songwriter Royal Wood on Nov. 10.

First United Bank & Trust’s Proud Partnership brings you Hopkins County Central’s production of Disney's Newsies on Nov. 2-3. The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid America visits the Glema on Oct. 18, and A Grassical Christmas, featuring the MCC Singers & the Depue Brothers Band, graces the stage on Friday, December 14, to round out the season.

For additional information visit the Center’s webpage www.glemacenter.org, or call 270-821-2787.

Season Packages go on sale Monday, July 2, 2018. Single Tickets sales for all performances start July 9, 2018.
Everything Ticket (all 11 shows at 25 percent off): $165, 6-9 performances (20 percent discount), 3-5 performances (10 percent discount)
Seniors – 10 percent discount; Students & Children under 12 – 25 percent discount unless higher discount for specific show

The Glema Mahr Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Madisonville Community College, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville.

Glema Mahr Fall 2018 Season Center Stage Series Schedule:

Easton Corbin with special guest Ruthie Collins
Saturday, Sept. 22 ∙ 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 (main floor front)/$40 (main floor rear)/$35 (balcony)
With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. His latest single, “Are You With Me,” was the most added song on country radio the day it was released.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Thursday, Oct. 4∙ 7:30 p.m. ∙ Tickets: $30 (main floor front)/$25 (main floor rear)/$20 (balcony)
From their very first show at a backyard party, until today, nearly 3,000 shows later, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s unending goal has always been to play good music, and have fun while doing it. Together for over 25 years, they have appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize 1940/50s jazz and swing music — America's original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world.

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Ballet Hispánico
Thursday, Nov. 15∙ 7 p.m.
Tickets: $23 (main floor front)/$18 (main floor rear)/$13 (balcony) All students & children: half-price
Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino culture. The Company - a group of 15 highly trained professionals who perform for more than two million people in the United States, Europe, and South America. The company has commissioned nearly 80 works and acquired 11 others. Representing a multitude of nationalities, these artists reflect the ever-changing face of our nation. This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support provided by the Juanita Badgett Performing Arts Endowment, the Enduring Legacy of Mrs. Glema Mahr, & Janet & Frank Corum.

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Family Special — The Children’s Nutcracker – presented by Children’s Center for Dance Education
Friday, Nov. 30 ∙ 6:30 P.M.
Tickets: $20 (main floor front)/$15 (main floor rear)/$10 (balcony) All students & children: half-price
Children’s Center for Dance Education and local dancers celebrate this timeless Holiday Classic. Founded in 1995, The Children’s Center for Dance Education has forged a new model for a ballet organization through innovative programming, artistic excellence, and extensive community outreach. Auditions for local dancers: Sunday, October 21, 2018, Ages 6 & under at 1:30; Ages 7 & up at 2:15. Call 270-824-8650 for more information.
Additional support provided by The Enduring Legacy of Mrs. Glema Mahr.

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Glema Mahr Chamber Music Series ∙ Tickets: $20 (General Admission)
Ben Capps – cello & Vassily Primakov – piano ∙ Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
“Capps has it all . . . cello playing of the very highest standard.” From Carnegie Hall to Mexico City, exciting young American cellist Ben Capps brings his “dazzling technique and a fearsomely meaty tone”. Vassily Primakov, award-winning Russian concert pianist and recording artist is known for his interpretations of Chopin. Music Web-International called Primakov’s Chopin concertos CD “one of the great Chopin recordings of recent times. These are performances of extraordinary power and beauty."

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Minneapolis Guitar Quartet ∙ Monday, Nov. 26 ∙ 7:30 p.m. 
With profoundly moving performances, the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet has captivated audiences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. From Bach to Piazzolla to Prince, MGQ’s eclectic programs are propelled by virtuosity and synchronization that come from decades of classical training and ensemble experience.

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Hancock Bank & Trust Coffeehouse Series ∙ Tickets: $20 (General Admission) — Connye Florance Jazz Quartet ∙ Friday, Sept. 14∙ 7:30 p.m.

Her dynamic delivery and creamy-rich style have delighted countless jazz audiences. A regular vocalist with the Nashville Jazz orchestra and Nashville Jazz Workshop, critics consistently call Connye's style "warm... captivating"..."; "like French silk pie; rich and delicious." Her fans simply call her "the real deal."

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Royal Wood – singer/songwriter ∙ Saturday, Nov. 10 ∙ 7:30 p.m.
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Wood has two albums that have debuted in the Top 30. He has multiple JUNO nominations and his songs have been heard on Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice.

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First United Bank and Trust Proud Partnership — Hopkins County Central High School’s Production of Disney’s Newsies
Friday, Nov. 2 ∙ 7 p.m. ∙ Saturday, Nov. 3 ∙ 2 and 7 p.m. 
Tickets: $12 (All Students Half-Price)
Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day. Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

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Special Events— United States Air Force Band of Mid America
Thursday, Oct. 18 ∙ 7 p.m. ∙ Free (general admission)
The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid America Concert Band represents the professionalism and excellence found every day throughout the Air Force. This diverse, 45-piece ensemble’s repertoire ranges from symphonic band masterworks, to traditional marches, to modern compositions, to pops and jazz. During a concert, you are likely to hear stirring works from contemporary composers as well as the familiar sounds of John Philip Sousa or Major Glenn Miller. The band also features talented vocal soloists, performing a wide variety of popular, classical, and patriotic selections.

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A Grassical Christmas with MCC Singers & The DePue Brothers Band
Friday, Dec. 14∙ 7 p.m. ∙ Tickets: $10 general admission (All Students & Children: half-price) You read the headline correctly. "Grassical." It's a combination of bluegrass and classical music, with elements of jazz, blues and rock included. A Hopkins County tradition, the MCC Singers presents their holiday concert featuring The DePue Brothers Band. The core of the DePue Brothers Band is made up of four siblings - Alex, Wallace, Jason, and Zach – will be performing songs from their hit album, “When It’s Christmas Time”. The MCC Singers – now in its 18th year - is comprised of area singers from all walks of life. Support provided by the Anne P. Baker Endowment for Sustained Excellence in the Arts.

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Season Packages Sales begin July 2
Everything Ticket (All 10 ticketed performances) - $165 (25 percent discount)
3-5 performances – 10 percent discount; 6-9 performances – 20 percent discount
Seniors – 10 percent discount; students & children under 12 – 25 percent discount unless higher discount for specific show

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