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    October 2016

    LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends will perform at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m.

    Most people know about singer-songwriter LeRoy Bell from his 2011 appearance as one of the top performers on Season 1 of “The X Factor”, but long before televised competitions, LeRoy Bell had already achieved success as a musician. In the ’70s he wrote hit tunes for other artists including “Mama Can’t Buy You Love” for Elton John, which went to the Top 10 in the general charts and #1 the Adult/Contemporary chart and in the fall of 1979, earned Elton a Grammy Nomination for “Best Male R&B Vocal Performance”. LeRoy’s own band, Bell and James, also reached the top of the pop charts with their 1979 hit, “Living it Up Friday Night.”

    LeRoy Bell stood out on “The X Factor” for his his talent and maturity, and finished 8th overall when he was eliminated in the fifth live show.

    LeRoy Bell is a passionate Soul/R&B singer, a powerful blues/rocker, and equally at home as an acoustic folk/soul singer, capable of captivating an audience with intimate performances. He currently records and performs at the head of LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends with bassist Terry Morgan, keyboardist Daniel Walker, and drummer Bill Ray.

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    November 2016

    Collision of Rhythm is what you get when you combine a tap dancing percussion virtuoso with a beatbox juggling motivational speaker. Think Blue Man Group meets Stomp! Bronkar and Aaron are multiple world-record holders, have worked with companies like GoPro, Coca Cola, and Google, and have been featured on television programs such as The Tonight Show and America’s Got Talent.

    It’s not just a performance; it’s an inspirational experience full of music, laughter and excitement. Bring the whole family!

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    A fundraising event for Bluewood Alpine Race Team. Friday, November 18 – 7:00 p.m. For more information and tickets call: Trevor (509.301.2307) or Amanda (509.540.5208).

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    Quartetto Gelato November 19

    Canadian ensemble Quartetto Gelato will perform a concert at Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.

    Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, pyrotechnical solos, blazing gypsy show pieces, multi-instrument mastery and a World Accordion Champion – this is Quartetto Gelato.

    For 25 years, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion and humor. Classical in training – eclectic by design – Quartetto Gelato not only thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that spans the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group’s theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.

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    December 2016

    The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue captures all the magic, mystery, and mayhem of the season with original songs, brand-new sketches, and some classic favorites, Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue will have you and yours laughing all the way through the festive season.

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    Ireland’s foremost celtic classical trio, Affinití, returns to Walla Walla at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Howard Crosby, nephew of the legendary Bing Crosby, joins them on their annual Christmas Tour.

    Affinití are a trio of classically trained musicians: soprano Emer Barry, harpist Aisling Ennis, and violinist Mary McCague, each with a graduate degree in Music Performance. Their “crossover” style is a blend of classical, rock, and Celtic music style. They have performed together and solo for Josh Ritter, Michael Buble, Disney, and more.

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    Gary Hemenway & Mark Brown continue to make their holiday appearance at Gesa Power House Theatre a dynamic and much-loved tradition! Highlighting the Walla Walla Valley’s local professional talent, punctuated by Clipper Anderson on upright bass, and Daniel Cox on drums, this show will have you dancing in your seats and singing along to many well-known songs of the season. It’s a perfect way to ring in the season!

    All proceeds go to the Downtown Walla Walla Foundation.

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    The 2016 Little Watts Series of Children’s Entertainment concludes with a live theatrical production of a holiday classic. “A Christmas Carol” is presented by Travelling Lantern who performed this play to a sold-out crowd at Gesa Power House Theatre in 2014. This play is suitable for all ages.

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    Friends of Children of Walla Walla invites you to its annual “Holidays in Ivory” concert on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre.

    No one exemplifies modern-day crooning better than Johnny Boyd: smooth, romantic vocals; matinee idol charisma; classic gentleman’s style; and dynamic, irreverent performances. But it’s his fresh, emotive, all-original contributions to the Great American Songbook that will be his legacy.

    Boyd, a prolific songwriter, is renowned for his unique ability to seamlessly blend jazz, swing, pop, country, gospel and rock, bringing back the nostalgic charisma of a bygone era.

    Johnny Boyd has amassed a seven-album discography, recorded more than sixty original songs and written dozens more. He has also licensed numerous original songs for use in major motion pictures, television and gaming.

    Proceeds from this concert benefit Friends of Children of Walla Walla.

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