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Music in the Library

4:00
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Black History Month

Sunday, February 01, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Eli & Bill Perras, Performers of Original, Educational, Americana Music, share a Song-and-Story presentation titled "Black History Month". This 50-minute long program presents facts related to notable civil right icons like Harry T. Moore; Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Tuskegee Airmen; events such as the Selma March, the movement of enslaved African-American that was known as the Underground Railway, and other historical events related to Black History Month, including sharing, and teaching, several of the standard civil rights songs from the early 1960's. To learn more about Eli & Bill, please visit perrasmusic.com.#blackhistory15

10:30
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Music on the Porch: Evan Taylor Jones

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Winter Garden Branch

Evan Taylor Jones is a singer, songwriter, and performer from the city of Orlando, FL. In just three short years, Evan has made a name for himself around Florida as one of the top soul performers. In 2013, Evan made the transition to full-time performer, playing over 100 shows around the state of Florida.

2:30
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Music in the Library: Evan Taylor Jones

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Evan Taylor Jones is a singer, songwriter, and performer from the city of Orlando, FL. In just three short years, Evan has made a name for himself around Florida as one of the top soul performers. In 2013, Evan made the transition to full-time performer, playing over 100 shows around the state of Florida.

12:00
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Orange Blossom Blues Society Presents: Blues In The Library

Friday, February 27, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

The Orange Blossom Blues Society brings Blues In The Schools (BITS) to your local library! Based on The Blues Foundation's Blues in the Schools program, BITS is designed to introduce students to the blues and educate them about the origins, styles and history of the music through exciting, interactive presentations.

11:00
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Sparky & Rhonda Rucker: Heroes & Hard Times: American History, Song & Story

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

This program takes audiences of all ages on a journey that spans over three centuries of African American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the birth of blues music, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the time period. The Ruckers accompany themselves with finger picking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, spoons, and bones. #blackhistory15

3:00
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Sparky & Rhonda Rucker: Heroes & Hard Times: American History, Song & Story

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Edgewater Branch

Sparky & Rhonda Rucker Heroes and Hard Times: American History Through Song and Story This program takes audiences of all ages on a journey that spans over three centuries of African American history, including slavery, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the birth of blues music, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each era is interspersed with stories and popular songs from the time period. The Ruckers accompany themselves with finger picking and bottleneck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, spoons, and bones. #blackhistory15

10:30
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Music on the Porch: Mountain Brew

Saturday, March 07, 2015 at Winter Garden Branch

See Mountain Brew perform live at your local library! Mountain Brew's blend of American and Celtic music combines the sounds of folk, rock, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Irish, pop and country. The group has had extended and repeat engagements at Cypress Gardens, Silver Springs, and the South Florida Fair, and performs regularly at public and private events throughout Florida. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/MtnBrew.

12:00
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Music in the Library: Shirley Wang, Vocalist/Pianist and Donna Topp, Pianist

Friday, March 20, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Hear the classical piano and vocal stylings of the Duo: Shirley Wang, vocalist/pianist and Donna Topp, pianist. Enjoy a children's themed piano 4-hands performance with The Dolly Suite, Kittens on the Keys, and the Chopsticks Tango Fantastico; as well as folk songs & gospel music arrangements for the classical soprano voice. This diverse program is a great way to introduce classical music for newcomers. Yet the selections and performance are sophisticated enough to tantalize the most seasoned classical connoisseurs. Ms. Wang is an award winning vocal soloist. Her voice has been heard across the country, including the revered Carnegie Hall as a featured soloist. Mrs. Topp has been a piano soloist and a collaborative artist throughout the East Coast. Her performance has been heard throughout the Northeast as well as the state of Florida. Shirley and Donna are currently performing this program throughout the state of Florida.

2:00
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Pete'sBlues

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

TBA

2:00
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Rocks In My Bed: Duke Ellington

Saturday, April 04, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Rocks In My Bed: Duke Ellington is a 60 minute recorded music appreciation program that celebrates the life and music of American composer and big band leader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974). Through vinyl lps, slide show, and in and out of the persona of Ellington, independent actor and playwright, Cedric Liqueur captures this "beyond category" musician from his childhood growing up in Washington, DC in 1927 to 1957 when the Duke Ellington Orchestra was one of the most celebrated big bands in the world. Rocks In My Bed was first written and produced two years ago as a music appreciation program for sensory impaired children but has become a popular program for all audiences and all ages across the United States.

 
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