Tecumseh Center for the Arts (TCA) is celebrating Veterans Day by holding a free concert for the community in honor of local veterans and their families. The event is sponsored by the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation and will take place Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
Music will be provided by the Peace Jubilee Brass Band. In the spirit of the great American Peace Jubilee of 1869, under the direction of the noted musician and composer Patrick S. Gilmore, comes the Peace Jubilee Brass Band.
This band presents the latest and the most favorite tunes of the late 19th and early 20th century using historic over-the-shoulder brass instruments that were commonly used by community brass bands across America after the Civil War. To add to the occasion, the band will appear in appropriate dress to add to the authenticity of the event.
To learn more about our free Veterans Day Concert, which is open to the public, please call the TCA at 517.423.6617 or visit www.TheTCA.org.
New Yorker Matt Beilis was born with a distinct voice. Some would say it's unconventional, which would fit the personality of this singer/songwriter/pianist. Matt traded in his Ivy League education along with a lucrative finance career for a gig in a piano store, betting that his artistic talents would propel him beyond the comfort that his academic achievements all but guaranteed.
As a graduate of Columbia University, one might expect to rub elbows with pop culture icons like Ashton Kutcher and Bruno Mars at some point in life, but for Matt it all happened organically online. Like many young singers, he set up a YouTube page and started covering his favorite songs - just him and a piano. He quickly found an audience of adoring fans and famous folks who loved his take on Top 40 hits. But what Matt also found was a real career, a booking agent, well-paid tours at colleges across the country, spins on top 40 radio stations, and gigs at notable NYC venues like the Canal Room, Sullivan Hall, The National Underground, and The Bitter End.
There's no doubt Matt is one of the most talented up and coming singer-songwriters in NYC, but singing other peoples' songs only gets you so far. So he wrote and wrote and co-wrote with musician and producer friends as well as professional pop writers like Kinetics & One Love, who penned the chorus to B.o.B's Airplanes. Ironically, it is from those sessions that Matt found his voice. Now, instead of covering songs, the unique singer--identifiable before the end of the first verse--was creating them. Matt's wide-ranging appeal as a singer, performer and writer, has garnered him support slots, as well as writing and production credits for a mixtape of artists including Daddy Yankee, Secondhand Serenade, Javier Colon, Consequence, Smokey Robinson, and even legendary Wu-tang Clan member Inspectah Deck. Matt’s music has been featured in national film and TV spots for Mastercard, Taco Bell, MTV, VH1, Jeep, Honda, GoPro and many more.
Matt Beilis jump starts Tecumseh Center for the Arts’ National Touring Season on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 pm. Sponsored in part by WLEN 103.9 fm, tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors, youth and military members. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan, or on-line at www.thetca.org.
The Tecumseh Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Tecumseh Youth Theatre, The Tecumseh Players, and the TCA Big Band & VocalAires is proud to present the WTCA Radio Show - Fright Night at the TCA, on October 20 and 21, 2017. Based on the 1940’s era live radio shows, patrons will see and hear “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” a story based on the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” performed live on stage. Adapted for radio from Washington Irving’s short story by Anthony E. Palermo, this drama is sure to delight fans of all ages, just in time for Halloween!
The show is directed by long-time Tecumseh Players member Heather Harris, with musical direction by Dr. Marty Marks, Adrian College Director of Bands and TCA Big Band & VocalAIres’ Director and Lead Alto Sax player. With a full complement of onstage sound effects technicians providing everything from the sound of horse’s hooves clomping to sword fights and thunder, combined with backup, incidental music by the TCA Big Band, this will surely be a night to remember.
Sponsors for the WTCA Radio Show include “sister station” WLEN 103.9fm, Gillin Eye Care, Tuckey Family Restaurant, Hacker Jewelers, and Lancaster Insurance. Watch as live commercials for each of our sponsors, “news of the day,” and items of interest are shared, ‘40’s style. As in years past, patrons will also enjoy music from the TCA Big Band & VocalAires as they perform such songs as, Old Devil Moon, Bewitched, Witchcraft, Spooky, and more. Come enjoy the night and you may just get a treat in the end!
The WTCA Radio Show – Fright Night at the TCA is a family, friendly event that is sure to bring smiles to patrons of all ages. Tickets are on sale now for $12 for adults and $10 for seniors, youth and military. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 517-423-6617, at the box office located at 400 N. Maumee Street, Tecumseh, Michigan, or on-line at www.thetca.org. If you love spooky adventures with a dash of mystery and a whole lot of fun mixed in, you’ll love this year’s WTCA Radio Show!
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