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2/23: Heyde Center for the Arts

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Chippewa Falls (HEYDE CENTER FOR THE ARTS) - Deb Johnson was on Daybreak Friday morning to talk about what's coming up at the Heyde Center for the Arts.

Tom Chapin
Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. 
In a career that spans five decades, 24 albums and three GRAMMY®awards, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in films, television and radio. The son of noted jazz drummer and brother of the late singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, Tom grew up in a family that encouraged artistic pursuits. Now as a highly respected contemporary folk artist, Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt song craft and effortlessly charismatic live performances. 
Reserved Seating (up to 4 rows): $27/seat. General Tickets: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 youth

Milwaukee Irish Dancers
Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. 
A professional Irish dance group with a modern twist! The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company was formed by Elyse Transon upon returning to Milwaukee after years on the road performing and choreographing for high profile Irish dance groups throughout Europe and the United States. Her expertise combined with the passion of her group makes for an unforgettable performance! There will be time set aside after the performance for people to learn some Irish dance steps.  Tickets: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $5, Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $30

La Banda Morisca
Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. 
La Banda Morisca brings together a fusion of Spanish folk music, flamenco and Arabic rhythms. The group originates from the Spanish city Jerez in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, located midway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cádiz Mountains. La Banda Morisca combines modern and ancient instruments and dazzling vocals to easily captivate the interests of a broad audience. Accompanying the group is an accomplished flamenco dancer who will demonstrate this amazing art-form that is based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain. The members of La Banda Morisca are: José Cabral (oud, Moorish guitar, cumbus, saz, guimbri), Antonio Torres (sax, tarota, gralla), JoséMari Cala (voice), and JuanMi Cabral (bass, hajhouj). Tickets: Adults $18, Seniors $17, Youth $9

Barefoot Wonder:  Ric Gillman and T. Bruce Bowers
Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. 
With almost a century of musical experience between them, Bruce Bowers and Ric Gillman bring a wide variety of flavors to the table. From Doc Watson guitar picking to blazing Led Zeppelin electric violin, it's a musical banquet every night. Always interesting, and sometimes down right unpredictable, each performance is an adventure. Hailing originally from Texas by way of Los Angeles, New Mexico and most points in between, T Bruce Bowers eventually landed on the shores of Lake Superior. With fiddle in hand he took the stage at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and has been with the Blue Canvas Orchestra ever since.  Ric Gillman is a world class finger style guitarist who has been performing since the early '70s.  From intricate melodic interpretations to heart pounding rhythms on the 12 string he brings a great energy and story to his performance. He has appeared with amazing musicians including Bobby Vee, Chris Smithers, Tommy Emmanuel, Pat Donahue and many others.  Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $10

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