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Coming up NXT: Art and music highlight Tri-State area events

Coming up NXT: Art and music highlight Tri-State area events

Broadway’s best party ‘rocks’ into Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — ROCK OF AGES: Tenth Anniversary Tour, is scheduled to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University.

It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous rock club, ROCK OF AGES allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite ’80s hits. The show features the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake. The production also features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon.

ROCK OF AGES opened April 7, 2009, on Broadway and played more than 2,300 performances at the Brooks Atkinson and Helen Hayes theaters earning five Tony Award nominations including Best Musical.

Reserved tickets are $75, $65 and $55. Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the Luhrs Center box office at 717-477-SHOW or online at www.luhrscenter.com.

The Ice House to feature music, art from across the country

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. — A bright burst of music and art is coming to town. The Ice House is hosting four creative creatures from Oakland, Calif., Louisville, Ky., and Baltimore. The traveling early jazz, country, folk-rock and mixed media show will also feature a performance by Berkeley Springs’ own whirlwind of dance and sisterhood, Bellysima Bellydance.

The Spring Pop-Up Concert and Art Show will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 3 to 6 p.m.

If the sun is shining the event will take place outside in the courtyard of The Ice House, otherwise, performances will take place inside.

Hailing from Louisville, Ky., will be The Dimestore Dandy (aka Rick Quisol from the Derby City Dandies), which feature early jazz performed on the ukulele, guitar and kanzoo.

Yours Truly, Michele — from Oakland, Calif. — will perform a sound infused with ‘60s pop, shadowy torch songs and touched by Americana Roots-Rock.

Katy Clark, of Baltimore, will feature intricate and mesmerizing linocuts of nature, animals and motorcycles.

Also making the trip from Baltimore will be Isaac Shay, who will display his electrified wood pieces, frames and décor.

Local favorite Bellysima Bellydance, led by Angela Petry, will bring the love of bellydance to The Ice House.

The event is free, but The Ice House will offer snacks and beverages for a small donation. All ages are welcome.

NewSong coming to Gateway Church

NewSong will perform Sunday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at Gateway Church in Williamsport along with contemporary Christian artist Chris August. Part of the Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 6118 and Interludes with Impact concert series, proceeds from the event will go to Shepherd’s Spring Outdoor Ministry Center in Sharpsburg for refurbishment and future building projects. Modern Woodmen will match up to $2,500 of net proceeds.

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