Godspell Asheville June 19-21 2009

GODSPELL – Godspell is Back!
Godspell Asheville
Fri Jun 19 at 7:00 pm until Sun Jun 21 at 7:00 am
Orange Peel at 101 Biltmore Avenue
Phone is 828-277-1637
Email is godspellasheville@yahoo.com

Vocal chords warming back up, guitars tuned, lines run through… The excitement is rebuilding, and Godspell is heading back to the Orange Peel for another set of 4 shows. Tickets are going fast – you don’t want to miss the return of one of the most talked-about !shows in Asheville!The longest running off-Broadway show inside one of the top five performance halls in the country will, without a doubt, provide great entertainment.

Godspell, the musical by Stephen Schwartz and John Michael-Telebak, opened on Broadway in 1971 and has been a wild hit for millions ever since.The Highland Acting Company will bring a fresh and relevant portrayal of the 70’s musical – utilizing modern art forms while embracing the original nuance of the Musical’s comedy and memorable songs, “Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye”

The Highland Acting Company will also introduce Resurrectio, an original act telling the story of the resurrection of Christ through stirring songs, “Three Days”, “Mary’s Song” and “Go”.

This new local acting company will deliver powerful vocals, innovative theatre, and a strong production- all with a humorous edge. A great new version of a Broadway classic!




Godspell Asheville, Easter (This) Weekend

Godspell Asheville – Music and Arts Performance
Friday, April 10, 2009 at 7:00pm till Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 7:00pm
The Orange Peel at 101 Biltmore Avenue Asheville NC
godspellasheville@yahoo.com

THIS EASTER WEEKEND!!! The longest running off-Broadway show inside one of the top five performance halls in the country will, without a doubt, provide great entertainment. The Highland Acting Company will bring a fresh and relevant portrayal of the 70’s musical – utilizing modern art forms while embracing the original nuance of the Musical’s comedy and memorable songs, “Day by Day” and “Prepare Ye”. The Highland Acting Company will also introduce Resurrectio, an original act telling the story of the resurrection of Christ through stirring songs, “Three Days”, “Mary’s Song” and “Go”.This new local acting company will deliver powerful vocals, innovative theatre, and a strong production- all with a humorous edge. April 10th – 12th Friday: 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:00 p.m. Tickets available at The Orange Peel box-office or http://www.theorangepeel.net/



The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra – Steel Pan – at The Grey Eagle on May15th w/Special Guest Futureman

Friday, May 15,2009 at The Grey Eagle on 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville. NC
$10 adv/ $12 at the door. Doors open at 8pm, all ages, 828-232-5800 http://www.thegreyeagle.com/

http://www.jonscales.com/ and www.myspace.com/jonathanscales
www.myspace.com/futuremanmusic and http://www.futureman.com/

“…Joyously inventive…” is how Jazz Times describes the work of Asheville-based steel drummer Jonathan Scales. Mixing a traditional Caribbean instrument with a contemporary jazz attitude, Jonathan Scales’ music pushes the steel pan into the realms of funk, rock, jazz, and even bluegrass while still digging into the roots of traditional world sounds such as reggae and Latin. His intricate, instrumental writing combines with metric complexities to weave seamlessly between musical styles.

The music world was introduced to Jonathan with his 2007 release, ‘One-Track Mind’, which brought him acclaim from steady regional press, consistent radio airplay, and a jammed schedule of live performances ranging from small clubs to packed theaters. This year ushered in the release of Jonathan’s 2nd studio album ‘Plot/Scheme’, featuring drum guru Jeff Sipe and Grammy-award winning sax man Jeff Coffin. “Plot/Scheme is an innovative and energetic journey into what the steel pan can do in a modern jazz context,”- Bold Life.

Jonathan Scales has also performed with acts such as The Wooten Brothers Band, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra, The Duhks, Jon Fishman, Toubab Krewe, and Keller Williams.

For more info visit http://www.jonscales.com/ and www.myspace.com/jonathanscales

Roy “Futureman” Wooten is an artist known for bridging the gap between the past, the present and the future. Deriving from a rich musical background, Futureman is an inventor, scientist, musician, composer and four time Grammy award winning performer with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The Flecktones are highly regarded for their outstanding virtuosity in live performances. The group includes Bela Fleck on Banjo, Victor Wooten on Bass, Jeff Coffin on Sax and wind instruments, and Futureman on Electronic and Acoustic Drums and Percussion.

Futureman is one of the most innovative, forward thinking figures in modern music. Part of what makes Futureman such an innovative musician is the incorporation of science and invention into his work. His first invention, called the Drumitar is used extensively in the music of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, which allows him the ability to replicate the sound of an entire contemporary drum kit, with the movement of just a few fingers on a guitar shaped instrument. The great jazz drummer Max Roach said once to Futureman that after seeing him perform he knew that “that was the most creative approach to drumming he had ever seen.” His second invention, the “RoyEl,” resembles a piano but plays notes not found in the traditional western music scales. His third invention, the Dorothy Graye, also resembles a smaller piano and is dedicated to his mother Dorothy who inspired a practice method to learn the keys. This instrument is based to play off of the composer’s scriabin color to sound keys, with the universal mathematics guiding the exploration of tunings, such as the periodic table of elements and the golden ratio.

Futureman is an artist that is able to bring many gifts to his music. While widely admired for his ingenuity, imaginative spirit, and eclectic style, it is his world class musicianship and stage presence that has earned him the respect of some of the best musicians in the industry, and fans alike.

The Golden Age – Mambo Nights at The Asheville Ballroom

Salseros828 & LatinFactor
Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 8:30pm till Midnight at the ASHEVILLE BALLROOM
991 Sweeten Creek Rd Asheville, NC – Phone: 8283356849 Email: latinfactor@hotmail.com

Take a trip back in time to understand the rhythms and roots of Modern Salsa.
This is the first event of its kind in the Mountains.
This very special monthly event has been created to invite and inspire new and seasoned dancers in the mountains under the latin musical influence of Mambo and Salsa, with an enhanced understanding of the rhythms of origin, Cha-Cha-Cha, Son, Rumba, Pachanga, Boogaloo, and more…. Expect something new every night! SALSEROS828.COM along with Salsa DJ Carlos Carmona are Looking Forward to creating an even more Energetic and Talented Dance Community in Asheville. Come join the experience! SALSEROS828 Instructors: Maria “Guajira” Voisin, Hector Gutierrez, and Deyanira Chavez. Also see the YouTube page of DJ Latin Factor by clicking HERE!

Asheville Salsa – Dancing Away!

The Salsa Party in Asheville was a great success for all of the groups that came together from Atlanta, Johnson City, Greenville, Charlotte, and from several other nearby networks. It was held on the 3rd Floor of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and it was the perfect location for the party to be held. Very nice place for special events in Asheville.

Salsa in Asheville is on the move, and we invite you to become a part of it. You can visit the new Asheville Salsa blog by clicking HERE, or visit the Asheville Salsa YouTube Channel by clicking HERE.