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American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks To Perform

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks To Perform

At Danbury’s Palace Theatre On October 21

“American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks will perform at The Palace Danbury on Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm.

Taylor Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular “American Idol” winners of all time.  From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart with his unique take on southern soul, R & B, country and blues. In May 2006, a whopping sixty-four million votes were cast with 37 million American viewers and 200 million viewers worldwide tuning in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of “Idol,” making it one of the most-watched TV events of the last decade!

Less than three weeks after his “Idol” victory, his debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” rocketed to #1 on Billboard’s record chart! He was the first Idol to land a residency in Vegas, and on Broadway, Hicks starred in the hit musical, “Grease” as Teen Angel.

This fall Hicks is set to release his new single, “Six Strings and Diamond Rings,” from his forthcoming album. This long-awaited single is Taylor’s first new music released in seven years and features a collaboration with Robert Randolph of Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

“I’ve always heard that for an artist to become successful you have to live and breathe the art that you are making. “Six Strings and Diamond Rings personifies that for me in every way,” Taylor said in a statement about the single.

In the midst of recording his new music, Hicks also returned to television to host the food and travel show “State Plate.” Now in it’s second season, Hicks travels the country in search of each state’s most popular foods. In his travels, Taylor visits farms, ranches, docks, markets, and festivals, uncovering the stories and legends behind each state’s unique food traditions.

Opening the show at The Palace is Mahopac’s own Amanda Ayala. Amanda is a 19-year-old rock singer/songwriter who stepped into the music spotlight when she was featured on NBC’s Emmy-Award winning show “The Voice.” Judges Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton competed with one another to get this artist with powerhouse vocals and a throwback vibe on their team. Her rendition of “Mississippi Queen” has reached over 1.2 million views on and counting on YouTube.” Come see her at The Palace and be prepared to be blown away!!

Ticket prices range from $40 to $50. They may be ordered by phone at 203 794-9944, at the box office starting at 7:00 PM day of show, or online at https://tickets.thepalacedanbury.com

The Palace Danbury is located at 165 Main Street, in Danbury, Connecticut. Free parking is readily available for theatre patrons in the parking lot behind the building. For more information about this and all upcoming shows visit www.thepalacedanbury.com

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‘Charles Ives Concert Series’ Comes to the Greater Danbury Area on August 6th

Presented by the Danbury Music Centre

Throughout the week of Sunday, August 6th, the Danbury Music Centre will launch the Charles Ives Concert Series. The series honors the legacy of Danbury’s hometown composers through the performance of the music of Ives, the music of today’s American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate pop music and other contemporary styles. The artists featured on the Ives Concert Series are some of America’s most award-winning young performers, all of whom are graduates of America’s most prestigious conservatories including the Juilliard School, Yale University, the Curtis Institute, and Rice University.

Led by artistic director and Danbury-native, Paul Frucht, the series will feature four free concerts on August 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th. On August 6th at 3 PM, the series kicks off with a house party at a private home in Ridgefield. Ives Series Artst-faculty will perform music that incorporates elements of folk culture from various countries around the world. The concert is open to the public, but interested attendees must RSVP online to receive details.  (http://danburymusiccentre.org/cics-86/)

On August 8th at 7 PM, the series brings an award-winning duo, cellist Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki, to Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre. The concert, entitled “Enduring Traditions,” will be a  journey through American concert music through the ages, ranging from Arthur Foote, a contemporary of Ives to today’s living composers, including 2017 Composer-in-Residence, Justin Dello Joio.

On August 10th at 7 PM, the series moves to the CityCenter Danbury’s Downtown Green for a concert that opens with a collaboration between the Ives Series-Artist Faculty and participants in the Danbury Music Centre’s educational Chamber Music Intensive. Ives Series Guest Artists Charles Yang and Peter Dugan close out the program.

The series closes on August 12th at 7 PM at Marian Anderson Recital Hall with a concert entitled, “The Ives Legacy: Living American Composers.” The finale of the series features music by composer-in- residence, Justin Dello Joio, Max Grafe, David Ludwig, two recent Pullitzer Prize winners - Kevin Puts and Caroline Shaw-  as well as the winner of our world-wide call for scores and Paul Frucht, who will premiere a new percussion concerto with Guest Artist SimonBoyar.

The Danbury Music Centre has also launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to create a launch fund to serve as a financial springboard for the series. The campaign can be found here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/charles-ives-concert-series-launch-fund-music-community/x/16561592#/

WHO

Danbury Music Centre, Charles Ives Concert Series Artist-Faculty and Guest Artists

WHAT

The Charles Ives Concert Series - Four Free Concerts

WHERE

Greater Danbury Area

WHEN

8/6 at 3 PM 8/8, 8/10, 8/12 all at 7 PM

About Danbury Music Centre:

The Danbury Music Centre is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization located on Danbury’s Main Street that provides classical community music experiences through ensembles and events.

Photos by William Frucht can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BywrT8kefWBGV05pT0o3TEtLNmc

**Note the great recent coverage in the Hartford Courant! 

http://www.courant.com/entertainment/music/hc-charles-ives-concert-series-danbury-20170801-story.html

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