Shakespeare on the Sound announces benefit feat. legendary “New” Rhythm & Blues Quartet NRBQ Jan-21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND ANNOUNCES BENEFIT
FEATURING LEGENDARY “NEW” RHYTHM & BLUES QUARTET
TO BE HELD ON JANUARY 21, 2012
EVENT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR
SHAKESPEARE ON THE SOUND’S
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Rowayton, CT – Shakespeare on the Sound, Connecticut’s premier outdoor free Shakespeare company, has teamed up with The Rowayton Friends to present an evening with the legendary “new” Rhythm and Blues Quartet NRBQ to raise funds in support of its educational outreach programs in Fairfield County. The event will take place on Saturday, January 21 at 8:15 p.m. at the Fairfield Theatre on Stage One (70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT). Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $50.00 and are available by calling the Fairfield Theatre Company Box Office at (203) 259-0136 or online at www.boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org. Visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org for driving directions or access by Metro North, which is across the street.
“Shakespeare on the Sound is fast becoming a cornerstone of arts education in Fairfield County with new after school classes in partnership with the Carver Center in Norwalk and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greenwich and as a resource for teachers, schools, and community centers,” Director of Education, Emily Bryan, said. “In addition to these new programs, Shakespeare on the Sound’s outstanding Apprentice Company gives aspiring young artists in our area an opportunity to work with leading theater professionals, and has expanded its outreach to area schools with “Shakespeare Week” in the spring.”
This is NRBQ’s first area appearance in more than a decade. The band has been lead by Terry Adams, the visionary, driving force, and “untamed genius of the keyboards” since the group's inception over four decades ago. Adams is touring with the “new” New Rhythm and Blues Quartet – Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Pete Donnelly on bass and vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums – formerly known as The Terry Adams Rock and Roll Quartet. The new NRBQ studio album, “Keep This Love Goin’” displays the NRBQ magic – great musicianship, emotion, fearlessness, and fun – intact, onstage and on record.
“…The current incarnation lived up to the legacy.
They reclaimed not only the vast NRBQ catalog of songs and loose-as-a-goose sound,
but also the band’s wildly unpredictable spirit on stage. . . one of NRBQ’s most endearing qualities
…it’s sure great to have them back.”
– Albany Times-Union, April, 2011
For more information on Shakespeare on the Sound, visit www.shakespeareonthesound.org.
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