July 17, 2012
The Stevenson High School Foundation’s
annual Spotlight on Stevenson performing arts series for 2012-13 will feature one of President Obama’s favorite groups, an award-winning musician and children’s book author, and one of the world’s top Beatles tribute bands.
The Gentlemen of Leisure
, a Chicago-based act that lists the president among its fans, will lead off the series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Performing Arts Center. The "Gents," as they’re commonly called, will feature the sounds of Motown and more. Tickets are $15.
, an award-winning musician and children’s book author, brings his energetic banjo playing for an all-ages show at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $8. His newest CD, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
, was named a 2012 Notable Children’s Recording by the American Library Association.
, called "the best Beatle band on the planet" in the March 15, 2012 edition of Newsweek
magazine, covers the sounds and looks of the Fab Four at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15. The band won top honors at Beatlefest for three consecutive years, and received a "thumbs up" from Paul McCartney.
The SHS Foundation also is sponsoring two children’s plays during the 2012-13 school year. "Alice in Wonderland" will be performed at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the West Auditorium, and "Robin Hood" will take the Little Theatre stage at 11 a.m., and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013. Tickets for each play are $5.
The Foundation also is co-sponsoring a free event with the Vernon Area Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 5. "Drumming the Mythic Heart," an evening of storytelling with Brian Rohr
, takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the West Auditorium.
To order tickets for Foundation events, call 847-415-4121.