ENJOY AN EVENING OUT
HIGHLIGHTS & ITINERARY
Dupont Studio 500 Studio Way Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and Desserts
Saxophonist Talton Manning
Cabaret performer Charlotte Blake Alston
Jazz with DJ Seko
Cabaret performer Bob Zentz
Red Carpet Photos
Cabaret performer Lynn Ruehlmann
A.C.T. Dance Theatre
7:00pm-7:30pm Live music, wine bar open, first round of hors d'oeuvres
7:30pm-8:00pm Cabaret performance
8:00pm-8:15pm Dance theatre performance, more heavy hors d'oeuvres
8:15pm-8:45pm Cabaret performance
8:45pm-9:00pm Live jazz, desserts
9:00pm-10:00pm Cabaret Headliner
CHARLOTTE BLAKE ALSTON VIDEO
This talk was given at a TEDx event. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading" and Charlotte spreads the appealing joy of education.
BOB ZENTZ VIDEO
Bob has a star on Granby St. in downtown Norfolk, VA. Atumpan was invited by Bob to share the stage that day as part of the "flock of folk" performers.
LYNN RUEHLMANN VIDEO
Excerpt of Lynn telling The James & Elizabeth Monroe Story.
Charotte Blake Alston
Charlotte Blake Alston performs in venues throughout North America and abroad. Venues are wide and include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kimmel Center, the Women of the World Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, prisons, detention centers and a refugee camp in northern Senegal.
In 1991, Charlotte became the first storyteller to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra on both their Family and Student concert series.
She has been a featured narrator for several orchestras and conductors including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
She represented Carnegie Hall in 2003 when she hosted a series of concerts in Miyazaki, Japan with the Eddie Arron String Quartet and fellow storyteller, Motoko.
Bob Zentz is a singer of songs, old and new, about people, places and times gone by, a player of dozens of the usual (and unusual!) "unplugged" folk instruments, a collector of stories in verse, and a teller of "the tales behind the songs."
Hosted the public radio program, “In The Folk Tradition,” for 27 years at WHRO-FM and WHRV-FM and founded Songmakers of Virginia, later known as Tidewater Friends of Folk Music and, later still, Acoustic Music.
Taught various instruments and aspects of folklife to students and audiences, elementary to elders.
First folk music singer to receive a star on the Legends of Music Walk of Fame walkway in downtown Norfolk, VA.
Zentz has established the Ramblin' Conrad's Folklife Institute, which is in the Diehn Composers Room in Old Dominion University Libraries.
Lynn Ruehlmann was bitten by the storytelling bug after having spent years in the theater where she was named "Best Actress in a Comedy" by Folio.
Since 1990 she has made storytelling her professional focus. She performs for schools and adult organizations, everywhere from Virginia to Michigan to Alaska to Georgia to Connecticut.
For many years she worked with Young Audiences of Virginia, who awarded her Artist of the Year. The Virginia Commission for the Arts has awarded her grants for her programs every year since 2002. She teaches workshops for teachers and students.
She taught storytelling for Old Dominion University's Early Childhood Education Department and for CORE Knowledge Conventions in Anaheim, California, and in Boston, Massachusetts.
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