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Friday, March 16, 2012

Spend an Evening in Paris at the Grand Theatre (SLC: March 31)

P r e s s   R e l e a s e
March, 2012
Richard Scott
Executive & Artistic Director,
The Grand Theatre
Phone: 801-957-3263

Spend an Evening in Paris at the Grand Theatre
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm 

Location: The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Community College, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT – Amid the swell of an accordion, or the smooth sway of gypsy jazz, or the croon of a female vocalist, imagine acrobats swirling from suspended silk or hoops or a juggler’s hands busily keeping everything up in the air. Such are the sensations waiting to be experienced during Evening in Paris, the next World Music and Dance event produced by The Grand Theatre. Local talent is being brought together for a night of entertainment on the big stage.

Gypsy jazz favorite, Red Rock Hot Club, performs the work of Django Reinhardt, the famous guitarist who developed a new jazz style of guitar sometimes called “hot” jazz guitar. Reinhardt played this jazz form in cabarets in Paris during the 1930s and 40s. Rich Daigle leads the four piece Red Rock Hot Club, one of America’s best known Gypsy Jazz Ensembles, as they play many of Reinhardt’s most well-known tunes. Vocalist Melissa Pace Tanner sings songs of the era, while Stephen Keen blends in with accordion or piano accompaniment. Cirque de la Soul, professional acrobats and aerial artists, provide athletic and daring feats of sophisticated circus performance. Tickets are $5-$12 and can be purchased at The Grand Theatre box office at (801) 957-3447 or online at www.the-grand.org. Salt Lake Community College students receive free admission.

“The Salt Lake community is known for the talented individuals who live here,” said Richard Scott, Executive & Artistic Director of The Grand Theatre. “It makes sense to bring together the diverse talent of our community and showcase the various artistic styles that are represented here in a new way. And we have the perfect venue in which to do it.”

Support for Evening in Paris comes in part from the Salt Lake Community College Arts and Cultural Events, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, The George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks program.
For additional information, please contact Richard Scott at richard.scott@slcc.edu or (801) 957-3263 or Kandace Steadman at kandace.steadman@slcc.edu or (801) 957-3447.

Kandace Steadman
Community Outreach Coordinator
Grand Theatre
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 957-3447

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