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November 2017
$30

The Gwen Hughes Quintet

November 18, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Historic Depot Flowery Branch, 5517 Main Street
Flowery Branch, GA 30542 United States
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 “Imagine if Cassandra Wilson and Tina Turner somehow combined genetic material…Gwen Hughes is an exciting talent.” (Wildy’s World) She swings lightly from come-hither cabaret diva to serious pop interpreter to playful entertainer, indulging in liberating vocalese.”   (The Atlanta Journal, Constitution) Gwen Hughes has released six albums and along the way has crooned from Paris to Istanbul, collaborated on a film about Elvis impersonators (“We Three Kings”), and appeared as a character in a detective novel (Phillip DePoy’s, Dancing Made Easy, published by…

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December 2017
FREE

It’s Christmastime

December 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St.
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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Celebrate the Christmas Season with The Northwinds Symphonic Band's annual Christmas Concert in the Fellowship Hall at the First Baptist Church on Green Street in Gainesville.  Guest Soloists Michelle Martin and Jonathan Jackson.

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January 2018
$30 - $35

CECIL WELCH TRIO

January 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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When the list is compiled of the great pop and jazz trumpet virtuosos of this generation, Cecil Welch must surely be included. This veteran of the concert stage has created a unique style of performance and an ambience with his audiences that guarantees success. As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra during the tenure of Maestro Robert Shaw, Henry Mancini, the Academy Award winning film composer, offered him a position as his principal trumpeter and soloist. This association allowed Cecil…

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$35

Southern Humorist Jeanne Robertson

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St.
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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"There's just something striking about Jeanne Robertson. Maybe it's her beauty queenesque good looks. Or maybe it's that she's six-feet-two inches tall. Regardless of what it is, once you hear her speak, you'll remember her -- that is, if you can quit laughing long enough to catch your breath."   - Southern Lady Magazine Southern, family-friendly, nationally applauded, YouTube sensation, former Miss North Carolina, Humorist and Speaker Jeanne Robertson specializes in hysterical comedy, based on her life experiences. Heard daily on Sirius and…

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February 2018
$35

EVAN CHRISTOPHER – Evenings of Intimate Jazz

February 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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“If there is a better living exponent of the New Orleans Creole clarinet style than Evan Christopher, then it’s a discovery I have yet to make. He has the big, woody tone of a Bechet, the control of glissandi of a Bigard, the filigree decorative skills of an Albert Nicholas, the warmth of a Jimmie Noone, and the fire of an Ed Hall. And yet, he always sounds like himself” - London Jazz Review

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$5 - $15

Classics & Soloist

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church of Gainesville, 751 Green St.
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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The Northwinds Symphonic Band roster includes band directors, both active and retired, music teachers, college students, professional musicians and several players who pursue an occupation outside the field of music. Classics & Soloist: Conductor Mercer E. Crook Associate Conductors: Allen Beach - Elden Moates - Vicki Pinson Featuring Guest Artist ACHIM REUS on the French Horn

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March 2018
$18 - $28

The Young Irelanders

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brenau University Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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Each and every year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song, and dance as part of one sensational group known as The Young Irelanders.  These performers are still in their 20’s and are unique among their peers, in that they are all world and Irish national champions in their disciplines. Whether it be one of the much-loved vocal numbers like Galway Bay, the foot stomping beat of Kerry polkas, or a stirring air inspired by…

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$35

DIEGO FIGUEIREDO & CHIARA IZZI – Evenings of Intimate Jazz

March 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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Hailing from Brazil, “Diego Figueiredo is one of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life. The world needs to listen to his music" - George Benson The Italian nightingale, Chiara Izzi...“A talent to be heard, admired and anticipated” – Travis Rogers, Jazz Times “Sister, you are very talented!” – Quincy Jones

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$23 - $32

3 Redneck Tenors

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brenau University Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, The 3 Redneck Tenors were top 10 finalists on "America's Got Talent" and have been thrilling audiences since 2006. You know you’re a Redneck Tenor if you can yodel in the middle of La Donna E Mobile from the Verdi opera Rigoletto – and not mess up your mullet or spill a drop of Lone Star.”  -  Fort Worth…

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April 2018
$35

DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS – Evenings of Intimate Jazz

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring Street SW
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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“From the churning emotion of Billie Holiday to Amy Winehouse by way of Etta James!” – NEWCASTLE EVENING CHRONICLE (UK) “She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit.” – Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

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