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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Music and Movie #Free Series at Holland Center #OmahaPerformingArts

‘Frozen’ and Dani Cleveland and Friends Kick Series Off on July 11, 2014
The following is a press release issued by Omaha Performing Arts. I had never heard of this series until I went to a promotional event at the Holland Center and a friend showed me where they project the movies. What a wonderful space they have to use. Please note that while the events are free, no outside food or drinks are allowed. They will have concessions available. It sounds like a fantastic fun time and I'm looking forward to seeing Dani & Friends and "Frozen" (again) on July 11. Hope to see you there!!
Omaha Performing Arts is pleased to announce the return of its Cox Music and Movies series. These free public events will run Fridays, July 11-25, 2014. Each Cox Music and Movies evening will feature a performance by an area band followed by a family-friendly film presented in the courtyard of the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Holland Performing Arts Center’s courtyard will open at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the film beginning at dusk, or around 8:45 p.m., rain or shine. Grass seating is available and blankets and chairs are welcome. Guckenheimer, the exclusive food service provider for the Holland Performing Arts Center, will provide concessions. No outside food, drink or pets are permitted.
Here is the full schedule of events:
Friday, July 11, 2014: “Frozen.” Before the movie and back by popular demand, Dani Cleveland and Friends will perform a high energy soul and R&B concert. Cleveland performed at Cox Music and Movies in 2013. Last year, she was nominated for an Omaha Hip Hop Award for Best Female R&B Artist. In 2010, she was honored as Artist of The Year by the National Council of Negro Women.

Friday, July 18, 2014: “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”  Performing before the movie will be the Lincoln-based American roots band, Root Marm Chicken Farm Jug Band. The group plays old-timey music on traditional and homemade instruments. Like many of the jug bands of yesteryear, Root Marm features a rotating cast of musicians that shrinks and swells to suit each performance. At its core are Ian Craig, on the guitar, vocals, kazoo and harmonica; Matt Wynn on the banjo and bones; Josh Kornbluh on his makeshift drum kit; and Kyle Bruggeman on the great big gallon jug, as well as various whistles and other noise makers. Joining them for their performance at the Holland performance are Ash Sharp, a multi-instrumentalist who often sits in on his "fiddola" (viola), but is equally comfortable on the baritone guitar or toy piano and Casey Hollingsworth (a.k.a. Bud Heavy of Bud Heavy and the High Lifes) on the mandolin and vocals.

Friday, July 25, 2014: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The five-piece country swing band The Electroliners performs before the movie begins. The Electroliners were nominated for Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards for Best Country/Americana in 2012 and 2013. Band members include Douglas Kabourek, drums; Stephanie Krysl, vocals/fiddle; Travis L. Sing, doghouse bass/vocals; Patrick White, guitar/vocals; and Kate Williams, piano/accordion/vocals.

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