February 23 – Tony Reynolds
A seasoned, professional vocalist with a smooth four-octave voice and years of experience, Tony had traveled the world singing backup for famed international singing star Tom Jones. Tony has had the privilege of singing backup with other notable entertainers including Elton John and Gladys Knight. While touring with Tom Jones, Tony has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rachel Ray, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The View, Dancing with the Stars, and Jimmy Kimmel. $12.50. 7:30 p.m. Black Box. Dogwood Center for Performing Arts, 231-924-8885. www.dogwoodcenter.com
March 3 – Dervish
From Sligo in Northwest Ireland, Dervish has long stood at the forefront of traditional Irish groups. From high energy tunes played with intuitive fluidity to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love to inspiring melodies to lift audiences from their seats, all the elements are drawn together by vocalist Cathy Jordan’s masterful stage presence. $17.50. Black Box. 7:30 p.m.
March 27 – Grand Rapids Symphony
The Grand Rapids Symphony and conductor John Varineau return to the Dogwood Center on Wednesday, March 27 for a sure to be incredible performance! Join us and you will experience a world-class orchestra performing for you live at the Dogwood! Program sponsors are Fremont Area Community Foundation and Nestle Nutrition/Gerber. $17.50 Adults, $5.00 Children 18 and Under. Main Stage. Reserved Seating. 7:30 p.m.
April 13 – Nobody’s Darlin’
Nobody’s Darlin is West Michigan’s all-girl, old-time string band with passion for musical challenge. Coming from a collective background of rock, blues, Irish, country, rockabilly, women’s chorus, and punk, the founding members of Nobody’s Darlin took a trip to the music store for new instruments and quickly got to work making their musical vision a reality. Nobody’s Darlin is a fun, lively, musical good time! Check out their website here: www.nobodysdarlin.com. Tickets $12.50, Black Box 7:30 p.m.
May 4 – An Evening with Groucho
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York, and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding”, and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady”. The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Jim Furmston, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film. “Frank doesn’t do Groucho….he is Groucho,” stated Miriam Marx Allen, Groucho’s daughter. $17.50. Main Stage 7:30 p.m.