The Suggestion Box-Livingston, LionHeart and More
By N3 Entertainment Troupe
It’s beginning to look a lot more like Spring is truly on its way as this last cold snap gives way to warmer (albeit wetter) weather.
Here at N3 World Headquarters not only are the loons helping themselves to some protein laced finned food and the robins reveling in the worm-packed turf, there have also been bass boat sightings now that the ice that left and returned has finally (one hopes) departed the lake.
We have a weekend and beyond of some really cool events coming our way and instead of having to layer up...
...just to get out the door you’re going to only need to maybe toss on a jacket to head out for some fun.
Our point? Hibernation is over. Time to get moving about a bit more than during those first 2-2/12 months of the year when cocooning becomes the coping custom employed by many Mitten dwellers.
When columnist comedian and community theater connoisseur Megan Wirts reviewed the LionHeart production of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” after their performance at the Dogwood two weeks ago she said:
“The entire cast and crew should be proud, from the wood nymphs that seamlessly set each scene to the main characters, everyone did a fantastic job. The entire family, young and not so young, will love this tale of love, faith and sacrifice.”
This weekend the show moves to the Grant Fine Arts Center for three shows, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Based on Ms. Wirt’s words we can safely say that this show will provide some fantastic family fun while supporting Community Theater an organization that provides a much more appropriate venue for drama than social media, schools and family reunions.
N3 interviewed Livingston Taylor earlier about his Saturday concert at the Dogwood Center’s Main Stage.
And no, we didn’t ask him about his brother James.
We found him to be thoughtful, witty, and passionate about both music and performing. A college professor at the renowned Berklee School of Music in Boston teaching the craft of performance, Livingston brings five decades of touring, recording and composing to the stage and a professed love for our state and the “stunningly competent human beings” he has met over the years.
Our hunch is that this concert will surprise and delight you and though his ex Sister-in-law Carly Simon has been known to show up at his concerts, the likelihood of her being in our area this weekend are admittedly, pretty slim.
Monday at 7pm is the White Cloud Rotary’s Jazz Concert at the Grant Fine Arts Center. This incredible display of local talent features jazz bands from each of our high school programs and is a great opportunity to be thoroughly entertained with an evening of exceptionally crafted musical performances.
Each band has their own personality and this is generally reflected in their presentation during this most satisfying show.
There you go folks a few things to whet your entertainment whistle and….
Oops, let’s not forget Saturday’s Family Expo at Newaygo Middle School from 10am-1pm.
Free games, free crafts, free snacks free vision screening for kids, and a great place to learn about the services and programs available to our community.
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