ARTS AND CULTURE: SNL star, Mountain Stage and more gear up for Marshall artist series – The Tribune

ARTS AND CULTURE: SNL star, Mountain Stage and more gear up for Marshall Artists Series

Posted at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022

Mikey Day, Tedeschi Trucks, Lady D ready to perform

HUNTINGTON, WV — The Marshall Artists Series has announced the return of a full season of shows and events for the 86th season.

• The 2022-2023 Baxter Series kicks off with Broadway’s RESPECT – the ultimate tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1.

This intimate musical odyssey explores the brave life of love, tragedy and triumph of Aretha Franklin, featuring a live band, supreme vocalists and a night full of music by one of the greatest artists of all time. .

• Get excited about the holidays with world-renowned saxophonist Dave Koz & Friends’ 25th Anniversary Christmas Show at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 4.

Koz will be joined by jazz music icons, including pianist David Benoit, trumpeter Rick Braun, guitarist Peter White and singer Rebecca Jade. Koz and Friends will perform new interpretations of timeless Christmas classics, as well as a Chanukah medley.

• Celebrating their 45-year legacy, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago takes the stage at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m., featuring fresh and bold new works by choreographers Amy Hall Garner, Kyle Abraham, Spenser Theberge, Ohad Nahari and Asure Barton. Hubbard Street has been one of the most original forces in contemporary dance – bringing the best choreographers to Chicago and beyond.

• The Mount 2022 – 2023 series will include:

• Live from the Keith-Albee is… Mikey Day, writer and SNL cast member, who kicks off the series Mount with an evening of stand-up and Q&A on Sundays, at 7:30 p.m. on October 23 at the Keith- Albee Performing Arts Center.

Day became a featured cast member on SNL after joining the series as a writer and gained recognition for his popular “Haunted Elevator (ft. David S. Pumpkins)” skit with Tom Hanks as well as his impression of Donald Trump Jr. Day will be joined by writer and performer, Alex English, of the National Lampoon’s Radio Hour podcast. This show will feature adult content.

• Multi-Grammy award-winning band Tedeschi Trucks will rock the stage at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

The powerhouse 12-piece band led by husband/wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi sells out everywhere they play and has “created some of the best roots-rock music of their generation.” (NPR)

Special events
• Get into the Halloween spirit as 2022 West Virginia Storyteller of the Year Adam Booth brings ghost stories and spookier things to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center for a spooky night at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25. hear stories of local lore and adaptations of traditional tales that are weird, scary and feature sounds that can make you jump in fear…all in the name of history, culture and fun.

• Celebrate Black History Month with a searing blues concert by Lady D of West Virginia at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, with a preview of his documentary “Those who come before”.

It celebrates the history and culture of black music in West Virginia and features Bob Thompson, Crystal Good, Aristotle Jones, Rodney Boyden and WI “Bill” Hairston.

At 7:30 p.m., Lady D will warm up the night by singing the blues with her band, Mi$$ion.

• Continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with the return of Mountain Stage to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7pm on Sunday, March 26 with a special evening of Irish performers and theme music.

Recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and up-and-coming stars in genres ranging from folk, blues and country to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternatives and beyond.

For more information on ticket packages, call 304-696-3326 or visit https://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries.

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