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Riverdance – The 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance 25th Anniversary show is Riverdance as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.

Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has recorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the groundbreaking show with innovated and spectacular lighting, projection, stage, and costume designs. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance—beloved by fans of all ages.

An Evening with Smokey Robinson

On sale Friday, April 29th at 10am

Robinson and his group, the Miracles, met Berry Gordy after a failed audition for singer Jackie Wilson’s managers. Gordy was impressed with Robinson’s vocals and ambitious songwriting. With his help they released, “Got a Job.” It was the beginning of a successful collaboration and the beginnings of Motown.  In 1960, Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million selling hit, “Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top forty hits with the Miracles including several top ten hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion,” and the group’s only number-one pop hit, “The Tears Of A Clown.” Other notable hits include, “Ooo Baby Baby,” and “The Tracks of My Tears.”

Robinson was one of the major songwriters and producers for Motown, penning several hit singles such as, “Who’s Loving You,” “My Guy,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” and “Ain’t That Peculiar.”  In 1975, Robinson released his most successful solo album, A Quiet Storm, which yielded three hit singles, “Baby That’s Backatcha,” “The Agony & The Ecstasy,” and “Quiet Storm.”

His classic hit, “Cruisin’” peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. Robinson topped the charts again with another sensual ballad, “Being with You,” and teamed up with fellow Motown label mate Rick James recording the R&B ballad, “Ebony Eyes.” Robinson made a triumphant return with the album, One Heartbeat, and the singles, “Just to See Her” and “One Heartbeat,” both Top 10 hits. “Just To See Her” won Robinson his first Grammy Award. In the same year, he was inducted as a solo artist to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK group ABC released a tribute song, “When Smokey Sings.” In recent years, Robinson released the standards album, Timeless Love, as well as Time Flies When You’re Having FunNow and Then, and Smokey & Friends.

Robinson has been inducted into the Kennedy Center, awarded an individual star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a second star with the Miracles, a National Medal of Arts award, a Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards, and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Howard University conferred on Robinson the degree of Doctor of Music as did the Berklee College of Music.

Brit Floyd

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29th at 10AM.

Brit Floyd, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage in 2022 to perform its brand new production. Including highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show stopping 23 minute ‘note-for-note’ performance of the iconic era defining song Echoes, written 50 years ago, and from Pink Floyd’s breakthrough 1971 album Meddle.

BRUCE BRUCE ‘N FRIENDZ

Don’t miss an epic night of comedy with Bruce Bruce ‘N Friendz on July 30th at the Bell Auditorium.

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger-than-life comedic style.

Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years.

Featuring:

Bruce Bruce, Comedian K-Dubb, Double D, Bryson Brown & Ira Coleman

*acts subject to change