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May 2019

The Blues Brotherhood (Thursday Night Live)

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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A tribute to the Blues Brothers, The Blues Brotherhood covers the best material from the original “Blues Brothers” as well as other classic blues, funk, and soul tunes in a style unique to the “Brotherhood”. So hold on to your hats (and shades, for that matter) as the boys capture the sound, energy, and persona that propelled the original “Blues Brothers” into the phenomenon that still thrills audiences around the world. The Blues Brotherhood is available for theaters, casinos, clubs,…

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Rogue Swan Presents Its Newest Vaudeville: The Last Call

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$15 – $20

We are back for our second year at the Havre de Grace Opera House. After performing to a sold-out house last spring we have crafted a new Vaudeville for everyone to enjoy. For our first-timers, prepare for a night filled with music, comedy, drama, and dance! We provide a unique combination of music throughout the last century to pay homage to the Vaudevilles that were widely popular in the early 20th century while making them relevant for today. And for…

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Rogue Swan Presents Its Newest Vaudeville: The Last Call

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$15 – $20

We are back for our second year at the Havre de Grace Opera House. After performing to a sold-out house last spring we have crafted a new Vaudeville for everyone to enjoy. For our first-timers, prepare for a night filled with music, comedy, drama, and dance! We provide a unique combination of music throughout the last century to pay homage to the Vaudevilles that were widely popular in the early 20th century while making them relevant for today. And for…

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GET TICKETS: The Great Debaters (OMBAAF)

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

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June 2019

Bel Air Dance Academy presents “Alice in Wonderland”

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Bel Air Dance Academy presents their take on the Lewis Carroll classic, which is sure to delight audience members of all ages. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and get ready for an adventure in Wonderland with all the beloved characters: the White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and of course, The Red Queen! Featuring ballet, modern, tap, and jazz style dancing, this show is filled with quirky, engaging music that is sure to entertain. Don’t be late!…

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Delwin Fiddler: Sacred White Buffalo Pipe

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$11 – $16

Songs, dances, and narration by Delwin Fiddler, Lakota Sioux, of the story of the Sacred White Buffalo Pipe.

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Eve’s Bayou (OMBAAF)

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$6.00

Part of the “Outstanding Movies by African-American Filmmakers” Series After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.

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Jazz on a Summers Day

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Although not released until 1960, this feature-length documentary captures all the highlights of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival — opening with scenes of workers putting finishing touches on the stage shell and a jalopy carrying a Dixieland band through town. The musical numbers are intercut with Newport Harbor, Narragansett Bay, and white-sailed yachts over the bay during the 1958 America’s Cup Trials. Reviewing what was reportedly more than 100,000 feet of exposed negative color stock, Bert Stern realized he was…

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Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival: Jack Broadbent

June 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues-inspired vocals. Born June 15th, 1988 in Lincolnshire, rural England, Jack grew up listening to artists like Peter Green, Robert Johnson, Davey Graham, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. These…

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Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival: Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$5 – $6

Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Thelonious Monk is credited as one of the pioneering musicians of bebop and is the second most recorded jazz composer in the world. Charlotte Zwerin’s ground-breaking documentary tries to unravel Monk, who was known for having a thorny personality and an aggressive playing technique to match. Interviews with Monk’s son and fellow musicians shed some light, and performance footage captures his idiosyncratic style. For more information please visit the website.  https://www.hdgjazzbluesfestival.org/

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Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival: Animated Jazz (Film)

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$9 – $10

Stuart Hudgins, the film scholar who enthralled an opening week audience at the Opera House in August 2017 with his presentation of Cab Calloway on the screen, returns with a new program entitled “Animated Jazz.” Tracing the parallel development of art in two media – animated films and jazz – Hudgins presents an insightful and entertaining history of both.  More information on the website.  https://www.hdgjazzbluesfestival.org/

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Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival: “Maryland Rising Stars” Concert sponsored by Integrity Real Estate Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park”

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park, 121 St. John St.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078 United States
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For More Information:  https://www.hdgjazzbluesfestival.org/ Mark G. Meadows and the Movement Acclaimed jazz composer, pianist, vocalist, collaborator, recording artist, teacher, actor, & music director, Mark G. Meadows is a man on a mission: to create a unifying sound that breaks through social barriers. There’s something for everyone in his music, which harmonizes pop, gospel, R&B, hip hop, funk, and jazz. With his lyrics, suffused with meaning, and his velvet voice, Meadows cuts through the noise to speak to all. Debonair on the…

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The Headhunters Band featuring Mike Clark and Benny Russell

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$23 – $25

The Headhunters’ music blends jazz, Funk, world music and rock creating a virtual multi-ethnic experience. The lyrics are influenced by the band’s combined experiences. The Headhunters band began in 1973 with Herbie Hancock’s recording entitled Headhunters. This recording would become the 1st Platinum Jazz Fusion Album in History. The Headhunters accompanied Herbie on subsequent tours and recordings for more than a decade. In 1995 the band reunited and recorded Return of The Headhunters. The band’s members are Donald Harrison on…

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FILM – Deep Blues

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$5.00 – $6.00

More information on the website.  https://www.hdgjazzbluesfestival.org    Music critic Robert Palmer narrates the insightful story of Delta blues and North Mississippi hill country blues.

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High School Jazz Bands Concert

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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More information on the website:  https://www.hdgjazzbluesfestival.org A free concert by the Havre de Grace High School Jazz Band, the Cecil County All-County Jazz Band, and “Country Roots”, the Cecil County faculty jazz band. The musicians will be fresh from an inspiring clinic with international trumpeter Dr. Shawn Edmonds, who will also be performing later in the day as part of the Cab Calloway Orchestra.

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Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest: Eric Byrd Trio

June 9 @ 2:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$23 – $25

More information on the website:  https://www.hdgjazzbluesfestival.org For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio and as collaborators with an expanded…

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Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Festival: Cab Calloway Orchestra with Opener Nico Sarbanes Trio

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Havre de Grace High School, 700 Congress Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$33 – $35

More information on the website:  https://www.hdgjazzbluesfestival.org The Cab Calloway Orchestra continues to delight audiences nationally from the historic jazz club ‘Birdland’ in New York City to jazz and other venues all over the country under the baton of Cab’s grandson C. Calloway Brooks. The Calloway family has been dazzling audiences since the 1920s and this year is no exception. Calloway Brooks, along with the Cab Calloway Orchestra deliver both the authentic sound of a hot Jazz Orchestra and a snazzy…

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Monsters and Men African-American Filmmakers Showcase

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Introduction and discussion by Christopher Providence and filmmaker Carlos Harris. The aftermath of a police killing of a black man told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.

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Thursday Night Live! Dancing Dream ABBA Tribute Band

June 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$23 – $25

DANCING DREAM electrifies audiences of all ages with the best hits “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”, “Take a Chance”, “Fernando”, and many more. The New York City-based touring tribute act was founded by two European singers Halina Ulatowski and Agnes Jawien in 2009 in hopes of transporting nostalgic audiences back to the happy and groovy times of the 70s.

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Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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If you haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody, here’s your chance! If you have seen it, here’s your chance to sing along to it! This is the 2018 film Bohemian Rhapsody with 2019 Oscar Award Winner Best Actor, but the sing-along version!

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Songbird’s Journey: An Evening with Sherri Robbins

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Presenting a magical, eclectic menu of original music in styles of funky folk, to bluesy-jazz, and a touch of Americana by local award-winning singer/songwriter Sherri Robbins and her band.

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Down by the Delta African-American Filmmakers Showcase

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$5.00 – $6.00

Rosa Lynn sends her druggie daughter Loretta and her children Thomas and Tracy away from the big city to live with their uncle Earl in the ancestral home in rural Mississippi. Earl puts Loretta to work in his restaurant, Just Chicken, while also telling them about the generations of their family, the Sinclairs, dating back to their time in slavery before the Civil War.

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Pyxis Piano Quartet

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$18 – $20

Celebrating 10 years as ensemble in residence at the Delaware Art Museum, this sparkling chamber ensemble will perform Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia Duo for violin and cello, Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor and Piazzolla Histoire du Tango, arranged for Piano Quartet by Pyxis’ violinist, Luigi Mazzocchi. Nina Cottman will join the group for this performance. Video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10155661194819601

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Epic Moves Dance Academy

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 4:00pm

The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$15.00

Epic Moves Dance Academy will be showcasing what they have been learning in the studio this 2018-2019 dance season. Join us for a day full of ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Featuring ballet, modern, tap, and jazz style dancing, this show is filled with quirky, engaging music that is sure to entertain. Don’t be late! Buy your tickets today!

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July 2019

Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse (Family Film Series)

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$6 – $13

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

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Moonshine Hafla

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$5.00

Watch a variety of belly dance performances set to everything from high energy traditional Middle Eastern rhythms to Heavy Metal, Punk, and Industrial music genres. At each show, we like to challenge our dancers with these themes and see what their creative minds will bring. This one is going to rock your socks off!!

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August 2019

The Black Stallion (Family Film Series)

August 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$6.00

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a desert island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued, both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the stallion to race against the fastest horses…

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A Night of Jazz

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Featuring the music of jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaugh and more. With Skip Grasso on guitar; Tom Hensler on acoustic bass; John Turner on drums and special guest Benny Russell on sax. Jennifer Parde, one of the featured vocalists in the big band Moodswings, will also perform.

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Aquaman (Family Film Series)

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$6

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

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March of the Penguins (Family Film Series)

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. Tickets can also be purchased at The Havre de Grace Visitor Center.

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If Beale Street Could Talk (In Case You Missed It)

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn’t commit.

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Queen of Katwe (Family Film)

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

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The Insult (In Case You Missed It)

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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$6.00

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

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September 2019

Rock Around the Jukebox with The Cruisers

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cultural Center at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Put on your bobby socks, roll up your old blues jeans and cruise into the ’50s and '60s with ‘The Cruisers’. Let's twist and shout just like in the good old days. Featuring Tribute Artists: *The Big Bopper-Gary Baker was inducted into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame in May 2014. He’s been taking audiences to The Hop with his Rockin’ Around The Jukebox Show performing in MD., DE, PA, and NJ. *Teen Angel-Connie McGuirk will have you dancing in…

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