Yang & Olivia Liu

Friday, September 27, 2013 – 7:30 PM

Yang and Olivia

Husband and wife duo Yang & Olivia Liu are virtuosic talents who create a fulfilling and unforgettable storytelling event on violin and piano.

Both were students at the University of Cincinnati when they met coincidentally. Yang Liu, a sought after violinist and prodigy from China, turned pages for the already-accomplished pianist, Olivia. While in school, each won gold medals in Chinese national competitions and Mr. Liu earned honors in the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.  Since, then, Mr. & Mrs. Liu have appeared together internationally and in the United States highlighted by performances at major festivals and venues such as Kennedy Center, Oficina Music Festival in Brazil, Algarve Music Festival in Portugal and throughout their homeland of China.

Their program of classical and traditional Chinese music demonstrates technical brilliance and virtuosity while communicating their message of faith, love and joy.

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Jane L. Powell

Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 3:00 PM

Jane L PowellKnown as the Goddess of Soul, Jane L. Powell has a voice that bursts with spiritual energy and uplifts audiences to a musical dreamland packed with sass and zeal.

Demonstrating her remarkable vocal range throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, Ms. Powell has also recorded a national McDonald’s advertisement and can be seen and heard in the films Marie or The Bachelor.  She earned the title of Entertainer of the Year, Performing Arts/Music Award and Jazz Artist of the Year by the National Association for Campus Activities and has worked with or opened for artists such as Lou Rawls, B.J. Thomas and The Crusaders.  In regards to opening for the legendary Ray Charles, The Washington Post read, “She stole the night from a legend.”

Backed by piano, bass and drums, Jane L. Powell brings her music flexibility, spicy sense of humor, playful personality and unique touch to classic R&B, jazz standards, reggae grooves and gospel anthems.

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The Diamonds

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – 7:30 PM

The Diamonds

With a “National Anthem of Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers. They are classic rock ’n’ roll.

The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Strolland the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’ which has sold approximately 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. The newest quartet members, playing saxophone and trombone joined with piano and drums, continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia.

Three gold records…thirty-three appearances on American Bandstand…inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame…

If you miss a show – you’ll be missing rock ’n’ roll history!

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Cirque Zuma Zuma

Friday, February 21, 2014 – 7:30 PM

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Cirque Zuma Zuma has been described as an African-style Cirque du Soliel, combining the mysticism and magic of the African continent with the out-of-this-world excitement of a theatrical cirque performance.

The non-stop, action-packed show will feature the fantastic Zuma Zuma Acrobats from America’s Got Talent, along with a colorfully costumed cornucopia of talented artists – South African vocalists, gumboot dancers and contortionists, Zimbabwean percussionists, Egyptian limbo dancers, Gabonese tumblers, amazing pole acts, and more.

Audiences and critics in Europe and Australia agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything ever seen. It is an array of up to 20 talented performers who keep audiences breathless by mixing some of the best-loved skills associated with African variety arts.

It’s the ultimate African circus.  It’s the ultimate fusion of music and artistic talent.  It’s the ultimate source of amazing fun for the entire family!

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Pavlo

Monday, March 17, 2015 – 7:30 PM

PavloDubbed “Greek God of the Guitar,” Pavlo is a hot, sizzling composer, guitarist and singer with a unique style and Mediterranean flavor.

Mixing the sounds of Greek bouzouki with flamenco and Latin influences has proven a winning combination, which Pavlo says was the “natural progression” of combining his training and passions for cultural sounds. Six acclaimed albums and a Juno Award for 2004 World Artist of the Year, Pavlo continues to grow in demand. He is blazing a quick path toward international superstardom with television and film credits, commissioned works and an invitation to perform for His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

Joined by a trio of musicians on Greek bouzouki, bass and percussion, Pavlo will capture the audience with the sounds of the Chinese ehru, the Portuguese guitarra, the Arabic flute, the Indian sitar and of course, the Greek bouzouki. Truly a world artist, audiences everywhere will be on their feet cheering for an encore.

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Jesse Lynch’s Jazz 101

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 – 7:30 PM

Jesse Lynch

Jesse Lynch is no stranger to Live On Stage.  He has played piano for popular veterans Daniel Rodriguez and The American Tenors and has wowed audiences of his own playing everything from Beethoven and Bop to free jazz and contemporary compositions.

With an extensive professional history as a vocal accompanist and coach, as well as a student of both jazz and classical performance, Jesse is a genre-defying musician with the ability and passion to take on any style of music. Joined on bass and drums, Jesse Lynch leads audiences on a journey through the evolution and history of jazz through music and multi-media presentation in his touring program Jesse Lynch’s Jazz 101.

This talented trio will crank up the heat on stage with explosive energy and electrifying technique in the sounds of Joplin, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats.

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