Defiance Cultural Events Calendar

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September 2016

September 10 ~ Young People's Theatre Guild, Auditions for "Elf, the Musical, Jr," Stroede Center for the Arts

September 10, 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede Presents "Wait Until Dark," Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic movie is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

Lenox Avenue ExpressSeptember 15, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Dwight Lenox & Lenox Avenue Express, Gathering Place (Historic Valentine Theater)

From blues to ballads and jazz to swing, Dwight Lenox & the Lenox Avenue Express shine. Lenox's vocals and the bands' smooth style lend to a vast repertoire from Nat King Cole to Frank Sinatra to Stevie Wonder to Lou Rawls.

CosmosSeptember 18, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Cosmos, Stroede Center for the Arts

The flute, viola, and harp ensemble Cosmos was founded with the goal of exploring music for this magical combination of instruments. This unique trio enjoys playing classics such as Ravel and music commissioned specifically for Cosmos.

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October 2016

October 8, 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic movie is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

October 13-16 ~ DC Players & Fort Defiance Players Present "Legally Blonde," Defiance Community Auditorium

For more information call 419-782-PLAY

Good LoveliesOctober 20, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Good Lovelies, Gathering Place (Historic Valentine Theater)

This award winning Canadian folk/country harmony trio is known for its winsome songwriting and impeccable vocals. Funny and upbeat, the Good Lovelies return to Defiance proving their band of folk music has universal appeal.

October 21, 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series, Lexington Children's Theatre Presents "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane," Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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November 2016

November 6, 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. ~ W. Oscar Jones Choral Festival, St. John United Church of Christ

November 12, 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic movie is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

Bezonian TrioNovember 13, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Bezonian Trio, Stroede Center for the Arts

Comprised of pianist Michael Boyd, violinist Merwin Sui, and cellist Damon Coleman, the Bezonian Trio has delighted audiences with its musicality and energetic programs featuring classic music by Beethoven, Dvorak, and Shostakovich.

Cake Walkin' Jass BandNovember 17, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Cakewalkin' Jass Band, Gathering Place (Historic Valentine Theater)

The Cakewalkin' Jass Band performs authentic New Orleans style jazz. The band, founded in 1967, was a fixture at Tony Packo's Cafe and has also performed at Ragtime Rick's and Murphy's Jazz Club. The band returns to Defiance bringing its infectious love of jazz music.

November 17 - 19, 7:30 p.m. ~ Young People's Theatre Guild Presents "Elf, The Musical, Jr," Stroede Center for the Arts

Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the door

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December 2016

December 3, 4:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series Presents Junior Choral Society, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

Moody FlutesDecember 4, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Moody Flutes, Stroede Center for the Arts

Performing since 1994, the Moody Flutes perform a repertoire which includes sacred, classical, jazz, patriotic, and even Celtic music. Their rich sound incorporates the deep bass, smoky alto, and bright concert flutes with the sweet piccolo. Kick off the holiday season with this Christmas performance.

December 10, 8:00 p.m. ~ Cinema at the Stroede, Stroede Center for the Arts

A classic film is shown at the Stroede Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Event is free and open to the public. Concessions available.

December 11, 7:00 p.m. ~ 45th Annual Performance of Handel's Messiah, St. John United Church of Christ

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January 2017

January 14 ~ Young People's Theatre Guild, Auditions for Spring Performance, Stroede Center for the Arts

Duo 1717January 29, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Duo 1717, Stroede Center for the Arts

Baritone John Cerin and pianist Veena Kulharni established Duo 1717 in 2014. This classical crossover duo synthesizes their Indian-Filipino-American and Haitian backgrounds to explore music from all over the globe.

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February 2017

February 3, 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series Presents Reggie Harris, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public.

Big Band Sound of the DCCBFebruary 11, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Big Band Sound of the DCCB, Defiance Eagles

The Big Band Sound of the DCCB features big band classics, including the music of Miller and Ellington. Always a favorite with Defiance audiences, the band is composed of area musicians who have a love of big band music.

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March 2017

March 9-11, 7:30 p.m. ~ YPTG Spring Performance, Stroede Center for the Arts

Aebersold & NeiweemMarch 12, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Aebersold & Neiweem, Stroede Center for the Arts

Aebersold & Neiweem are internationally known exponents of music for both piano duet and two keyboards. The repertoire of these keyboard artists runs the gamut from Mozart to Brahms to contemporary composers.

Clear Fork Bluegrass QuartetMarch 30, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC Performance Series Presents Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet, Gathering Place (Historic Valentine Theater)

Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet, founded in 1984, is a blend of folk, bluegrass, and traditional country and American fiddle music. From fiery banjo instrumentals to sweet country waltzes, Clear Fork's affection for traditional American music emerges.

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April 2017

April 7, 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series Presents Kevin Kammeraad, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

April 29, 7:00 p.m. ~ Defiance College Music Programs Presents "Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo," St. John United Church of Christ

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May 2017

May 5, 7:00 p.m. ~ Young Audience Series Presents Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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