Celebration of the Arts
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Auditions for: June Groom
Saturday, Feb. 22, 12:30-3:30
Saturday March 1, 9-noon
at the ETC theater located at 1595 2nd Ave, downtown Cumberland.
Show dates would be Fri.-Sun., June 6-8 and 13-15.
It will be directed by Eva Srubar at 715-671-8146.
June Groom by Rick Abbot
On the eve of Jordan's 30th birthday on July 1, three days after his marriage to Dinah, he tells his friend Marty he's sworn to Uncle Harvey to remain celibate until this birthday to receive a fortune. Jordan is trying to keep his vow even though Dinah wanted to be a June bride. In a few hours he'll turn 30, Harvey's check will arrive and everything will be fine. Well not quite, because Harvey arrives to deliver the check in person, along with Aunt Bella. A frantic Jordan passes his bewildered bride off as Marty's wife. Dinah's Aunt Iris, a nun, arrives with a wedding gift and thinks Dinah is living with two men. Then Marty's wife shows up. Harvey finds a wedding announcement Jordan has updated to July 1 and thinks Jordan is marrying Ginger on his birthday. Dinah's mother shows up for a housewarming turned into an engagement party for her son in law and his best friend's wife! It's a side splitting, hilarious romp.
3 adult males and 6 adult females are need for this non-musical, full length comedy. It all takes place present day, at the Benedict apartment in New York City.
JORDAN BENEDICT - a chemistry teacher
DINAH BENEDICT - his recent bride
MARTY LAFARGE - their friend and neighbor
HARVEY DAWSON - Jordan's uncle
BELLA DAWSON - Jordan's aunt
IRIS QUAYLE - Dinah's aunt
GINGER LAFARGE - Marty's beloved
JOANNA QUAYLE - Dinah's mother
SISTER SUSAN - a lady with a mission
Baladino from Israel visits the Rice Lake area
Baladino, a fresh and exhilarating Israeli world music ensemble will visit Barron County as part of a multi-city Midwest tour coordinated by Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest and a local organizing committee, including Cumberland ETC. The five-member ensemble takes its audience on a joyful journey through music of the Mediterranean regionmusic carried to Israel by people from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Arabic countries.
Ensemble members include Tomer Moked, a brilliant string player and musical arranger, Adam Ben Ezra provides solid foundation and a hip sound on the string bass, Yael Badash brings rich vocals to the mix, Yonnie Dror adds wonderful color with a variety of wind instruments, while Yshai Afterman holds it all together on percussion with mesmerizing Mediterranean rhythm.
"Its not often smaller communities like ours have the chance to host international ensembles like Baladinolet alone for a full week," says Samantha Heathman from UW-Barron County. "The music and culture Baladino shares will be absolutely fascinating and different from what we typically hear. Baladino will visit the school districts of Barron, Cumberland, Rice Lake and Shell Lake and other community locations during the week and present a full public concert as well. We expect this residency will be a delightful experience for everyone."
The ensemble name, "Baladino," is actually a combination of two words. "Baladi" is the name for the most popular rhythm pattern in Middle Eastern music, and the word also means my land in the Arabic language. The other word is "Ladino" which is the language primarily spoken among Sephardic Jews and cultural inspiration for much of the music Baladino performs.
According to Heathman, UW-Barron County typically would not have the resources to host week-long residencies of the kind Baladino will offer. Arts Midwest, one of six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the program cost so that communities throughout the Midwest can enjoy this rich arts experience. UW-Barron County was selected as one of only nine Midwestern areas to host the 201315 Arts Midwest World Fest and Barron County is the only partner community chosen in Wisconsin Its a real honor to be part of this program, says Heathman.
Baladino is the second of four ensembles to visit the Barron County area over the course of this two-year partnership with Arts Midwest. The other ensembles featured in this program will come from Québec, China and Brazil.
Baladino Ticket Information
Baladino from Israel
Public performance March 1, 2014
7:00 PM Barron Area Community Center
Journey through the music of the Mediterranean with Baladino, and hear centuries-old melodies carried to Israel from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Arabic countries.
Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for students
Tickets available at Peter and Annies in Cumberland
To purchase tickets call 715-736-PLAY
or website barron.uwc.edu/ce
Cumberland High School presents: All Shook Up
MARCH 20,21,22, - 7:00 P.M.
SPECIAL MATINEE SATURDAY, MARCH 22 2:00 P.M.
By Joe Dipietro
Inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLY!
$10 ADULTS, $6 STUDENTS
Tickets Available in advance at CHS office or at the door if not sold out!
23nd Annual Isle City Celebration of Arts
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Cumberland Tourist Park- On the Shore of Beaver Dam Lake Hwy 63, Cumberland WI
Sales Hours: 9am-3pm
Cumberland's 22nd annual Celebration of Arts & Crafts, sponsored by Enrichment Through Culture, will be held Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tourist Park (by the beach) in Cumberland. The event is an opportunity to buy unique handcrafted gifts from the finest artisans in the area. It is a festival with homemade treats and meals from the Methodist Church and Kinship. Kettle Korn, ice cream and caramel rolls round out the excellent food offerings available.
One special attraction is the large used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, with proceeds benefiting projects at the Thomas St. Angelo Public Library.
For more information and to apply as vendor, please fill out the vendor application:
2014 celebration of Arts Vender Application in .pdf
Application deadline is May 1st, 2014 or until booth spaces and/or categories are filled. Please enter early.
Set-up: 6:30am-8:45am. Please bring your own display materials and protective coverings. The sale is held RAIN or SHINE. No take down before 3pm. Sorry, no parking on the grass by order of the Cumberland Park Board.
Registration Fee: $40.00 for each 12X12 space with applications received by May 1, 2014
The fee is nonrefundable unless your application is not accepted. Applications are reviewed and spaces assigned in the order in which they are received. Notification will begin after March 15, 2014. Space assignments will be included with acceptance information. All artists need to submit a stamped, self-addressed envelope with application and new artists must include two photos of their art or craft.
General Information: Show size is limited to 60 booths and open to those individuals doing their own fine arts or crafts. No flea market or buy sell items. No mass-produced items. This show is highly advertised and well attended. If you have quality work, at reasonable prices, the people in our area will buy. There will be a variety of food stands and live entertainment to make a pleasant day for you and your customers.
Sales Tax: Wisconsin Statues require operators of art fairs to disclose to the Dept. of Revenue the sellers permit number (if available) or the Social Security Number of each vendor selling merchandise. This information is required on the entry. Barron County sales tax is 5.5% and collection is the responsibility of the exhibitor.
For more information call or email
Lisa Barrows at 715-822-2439 | firstname.lastname@example.org
1595 2nd Avenue
P.O. Box 191
Cumberland, WI 54829
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