Harborcoat at the Dogwood Center on April 22
Harborcoat will perform in the Dogwood Center's Black Box on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Join us and you will experience fresh, alt rock at the Dogwood!
Harborcoat, a Lansing based band, specialize in short stories with chords. The lyrics are novelistic and almost standalone pieces rife with emotive and well-crafted narratives. The band name is pulled from an early R.E.M. gem, and the music brims with nods to the band member's heroes. The songs recall the crunchy power pop and harmonies of Teenage Fanclub; the introspection and melodic storytelling of Billy Bragg; and sprinkled in are moments of 80’s esque Brit-Pop or working-class anthems. These influences, however, do not define their music, but are they are merely a strand of DNA in Harborcoat’s collective musical helix.
Check out their website by clicking here for a taste of their music! Tickets are $12.50 and are available online at www.dogwoodcenter.com, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or make it easy and click here!
The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.8885.
Dual Immersion Program returns to the stage and here's the skinny
N3 recently spoke with Nicolas Nelson who has been involved in the Spanish/English Dual Immersion program at Grant Public Schools since its inception a decade ago.
The program is putting on their latest theatrical performance a Spanish speaking stage doubleheader on Thursday April 28th at 6pm. The event will be held at the Grant Fine Arts Center.
Though he is likely knee deep in preparations for this innovative initiative we were able to corner Mr. Nelson and pose a few questions about the upcoming show as well as the S/E Immersion program itself.
How long has the Spanish Drama Club been in existence and how did it come about?
It started in 2018. We have a exchange teacher from Spain named Antonio Barroso. He came to us with some experience in theater (Madrid is the Broadway of Europe). We saw a need for students who finished our k-4 dual immersion program to continue practicing Spanish and the idea came up so he and I decided to try after school theater. We partnered with our after school program and FACF and it has grown every year since.
What other productions have been presented?
We have done the following plays:
El gigante egoísta
Señorita Nelson ha desaparecido
El país sin nombre
Buenas noches Señor Monstruo
Los ModernOZ (April 28th)
Who participates? How many actors? Who’s behind the scenes?
Bilingual students who were or are currently enrolled in our dual immersion program. We have incorporated 2nd - 9th grade students thus far as well as a few homeschooled students. The participants are divided into two teams: actors and tech crew. The production is done in Spanish with English “supertitles” appearing on the screen above the stage.
This time, we are taking advantage of help from our 4th grade music club (who will be playing ukuleles), the art club (who will be helping with some props) and involving kids from grades 2-8.
Who wrote the plays?
GPS staff members Marcelo Santana and Antonio Burroso However, the students give a LOT of input and the script evolves as we practice.
What do the participants gain from this?
The participants gain so much! They get to continue to practice Spanish language skills. They develop confidence in performing under pressure and in front of an audience. They measure, they draw, they paint, they use power tools (always popular) and they form a bond.
What should the audience expect? Why should people attend?
The audience should expect to laugh. Most people in our audience do not know much Spanish but they are able to follow along and we have received nothing but positive feedback.
You’ve been part of the S/E Immersion program since its beginning. How do you feel it has benefitted the students involved?
The benefits are pretty broad. Aside from being able to be linguistically and culturally competent within different groups of people, there is great value to learning a Latin language as much English vocabulary in subjects like sciences, medicine and law is based on Latin. Students in our dual immersion program learn to transfer language and to think about how languages work - this helps them to approach new words in any language and use what they know about roots and context to comprehend new words. There is also the whole bit about barriers between groups from very different backgrounds. Kids in our program tend to focus a very strong bond and so you see less self-segregation and cliques later on when that would otherwise be a typical behavior. On top of all of that, kids can earn HS foreign language credit in elementary school. That’s pretty cool too.
Grant Fine Arts Center, Thursday, April 28th at 6pm.
No te lo pierdas.
Tips to minimize springtime damage
With warming spring temperatures right around the corner for much of the state, it’s a good time to remind everyone to help protect trails. Using muddy trails can leave ruts, uneven tire tracks and footprints, contribute to erosion and inadvertently widen trails.
It’s best to avoid muddy trails altogether; however, if you do encounter muddy sections, please keep the following tips in mind to avoid widening the trails:
“Following these tips may mean a little more cleanup for shoes, tires and hooves after an outing, but I think most trail users would agree it’s worth it to ensure our trails stay in the best possible condition during this seasonal transition,” said Kristen Bennett, acting state trails coordinator for the DNR Parks and Recreation Division. “Plus, when trails do start to widen, it can pose safety risks to users and cause damage to surrounding wildlife habitat.”
Keeping you feline from getting lost and what to do if they are
By Kristie Bulger
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
Right now there are over a dozen cats at Newaygo County Animal Shelter. Every one of these cats used to be someone’s pet. How do I know? Because feral or semi-feral cats act very differently from pet cats. Every one of these shelter cats probably used to live in someone’s house. If they hadn’t gotten or been put outside, these cats would still have homes. They would not be lost strays. I think that in a perfect world all cats would spend their lives in warm, loving homes. They would be inside-only cats. They would not suffer from any of the harm that befalls cats that live outside nor would they be able to inflict harm on the wild life around them. Yes, I know stories about outside cats that have lived a long time…..but those stories are very rare indeed.
The best way to keep cats from getting lost is to keep them inside all the time. I understand that for some cats, especially older cats that are used to going out, it can be challenging to keep them in the house full time. Here is a list of suggestions from a friend who is very involved in recovering lost pets:
* Spray bottles of water at all doors, to spray towards them if needed when opening doors.
* A jar of coins at all doors, to shake and scare them when opening doors.
* Baby gates at the doors can help deter them. Childproof knobs and locks so a child doesn't just open the doors and let them out. These things also keep everyone in the house mindful of the cat's location when doors are opened.
But sometimes accidents happen. Contractors, visitors, small children, have all been known to let cats get out. The first thing to do is carefully search your home. Cats are masters of hiding and many a panicked owner has found their cat inside their home after hours of searching. If your cat is shy of strangers and you don’t see her/him after you have any kind of visitors, remember to search your home thoroughly.
If it appears your cat has gotten outside, here are some suggestions:
* Put their bed/blanket in their carrier, soiled items of the owners clothing (socks, shoes, coat) on top of the carrier, and put the carrier outside the door. When it's rainy/snowy weather, check the items often for water/ice.
* Report missing to the shelter; email photos, location details, and contact information. Physically search the shelter (mainly large cities).
* Notify neighbors and mail carriers. Ask neighbors to search their property; sheds, garages, etc. Also ask neighbors to review their home camera footage and keep an eye on their cameras, if they have them.
* Get large bright colored posters up all over the area and a large sign in the yard near the road.
* Post to Nextdoor.com, Pawboost, local lost/found pet pages, and community Facebook pages.
* Cats typically stay close to home, they will hide during the day, and come out at night when it's quiet. Searches at any time are great. Go outside after Dusk, throughout the night, and before Dawn. Have a flashlight and quietly call to the kitty. Shake their toys/treats. Search under decks, porches, vehicles, tarps, bushes, up trees, and other spots where they could be trapped or hiding.
* A live camera is a great tool for sightings. A live trap can be used but has to be monitored at all times.
* No litter or litter box outside. Cats bury their waste to ward off other cats and predators. Putting the litter box outside will attract other cats and predators and deter the resident cat from returning home.
* No food outside unless it's monitored at all times with a camera to see who is eating it.”
(I’d like to thank Robin for helping me with all this recovery information)
Here are links to Newaygo area lost/found FB groups:
Here in Newaygo County, we are very lucky to have an Animal Control that works hard to help all stray animals, including cats, to find homes. Some county shelters don’t take in cats any more because there are so many. Some places and organizations consider outside cats to be a feral invasive species. Our shelter keeps found cats for 7 days (just like dogs) and then they are put up for adoption. Always contact NCAS to see if your lost cat is there. Unlike dogs, cats have no leash laws or license requirements but it is highly recommended that you get your cat microchipped. All cats that are found and taken to the shelter are immediately scanned for a chip. Bellwether Harbor in Fremont has inexpensive microchip clinics available during the summer. The cost is only $17 for dogs and cats. Their next clinic will be June 4th. Keep an eye on their FB page for updates. Here’s the link:https://www.facebook.com/BellwetherHarbor.
Here’s a link to our FB page "Friends of Newaygo County Shelter” where you can see all our available animals:
The adoption fee for dogs is $90.
This fee includes spay/neuter, deworming, heartworm test, rabies & DHLPP shots, flea & tick treatment and license.
The adoption fee for cats is $65
This fee includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccine, feline distemper combo vaccine, FIV/FELV testing, deworming and flea/tick treatment.
Newaygo County Animal Shelter
78 N. Webster
White Cloud, MI 49349
Monday - Friday 11-1
Appointments welcome and available upon request
A look at the Oscar winners
By Q. James de Laat
Publisher's note: Well, that was certainly an interesting Academy Awards show.
We've run articles on the Oscars before with N3 Contributor Charles Chandler riffing in years past on some of the movies nominated, Of course this was before he added avian adventures to his angling antics severely reducing his time for cinematic critique.
So this year prior to the event, and the slap heard around the world, I asked my grandson who is currently pursuing a major in film studies, when he’s not doing the other college things like spending spring break in Florida, and attending 'social gatherings' to give me his view on the Oscar winners.
Here is his take on who won the awards and, perhaps, who should have won.
Best Picture: Coda
Real Best Picture: Coda
Taking the Oscars by storm this year, CODA redefined what it meant to make a film. The heartwarming tale of a girl and her love of music propelling herself into a plethora of harmonics. The cast is a delightful mix of familiar faces and fresh talent. The film deserves every last award that it received. It is a common enough story about a kid wanting more out of life than what their parents can provide. A story-type that has been replicated since the beginning of film. Though what separates it from the common story is the film’s attitude toward itself. It becomes a unique picture of disability, uniqueness, and talent. Many people were surprised when CODA won best picture over Power of the Dog, but I believe that it was much more of an artistic film. Allowing for the creativity of Sian Heder to blossom through every frame of the movie. It pours every ounce of emotion into a tall glass, filling and overfilling with the sincerity, and innocence that is the Rossi family. Every scene delivers emotional satisfaction and heartbreak, eloquently drawing the audience into every character and line of dialogue, and by the time the audience sees the credits roll it leaves them wanting more, and yet being completely satisfied. There is no doubt in my mind that CODA is the best choice to be the recipient of the Best Picture Award.
Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard
Real Best Actor: Andrew Garfield Tick, Tick Boom
Even after the debacle that occurred at the Oscars, the Academy gave Will Smith the award for Best Actor. Though many people believed he was a shoo-in for the award, I believe that the award should have gone to Andrew Garfield. His performance was nothing short of perfection. It highlighted the idea of a creator, and the truest form of acting. His performance brought Jonathon Larson back to life. He completely disappeared into the character, becoming Jonathan Larson completely. He invested every last ounce of ability that he had into perfecting the performance, bringing even the minute mannerisms of Larson to the screen. The vulnerability he gave tied with the obsessive nature of a creator makes every frame completely compelling. Andrew Garfield deserved to win the Oscar for his raw and transforming performance of Jonathan Larson.
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Real Best Actress: Jessica Chastain The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Jessica Chastain has been a household name since her film The Help. In her film The Eyes of Tammy Faye she transforms into Tammy Faye. Acting alongside another prominent actor with Andrew Garfield, she truly becomes Tammy Faye. She gives a performance that cultivates the emotional and faith-driven life of Tammy Faye. She gives responses and mannerisms that perfectly capture the essence of Tammy Faye’s televangelist empire. With every last second detailing the rise, corruption, and eventual fall of her fame, there was no doubt that Jessica Chastain deserves this award more than anyone this year.
Best Director: Jane Campion Power of the Dog
Real Best Director: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Though the Power of the Dog is a powerful film, Kenneth Branagh blows it away with his artistic semi-biographical film about his childhood. It was a beautiful film about family, and the trials of war. It documents the family in the Northern Ireland capital, as they deal with the outside world. The film is reminiscent of movies from the golden age of cinema. The story moves quickly and gives you a vulnerable look at hope and bleakness connected through the mind of a child. Kenneth Branagh has an artistic touch that highlights his sense of detail to every specific point. Even from his past work with films like Murder on the Orient Express, Othello, and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein the detail was unprecedented. This film was no exception. It was an eloquent film that was truly a piece of art. Kenneth Branagh was truly putting everything he had into Belfast giving us one of the best movies of all time.
GRS Returns to the Dogwood.
The Grand Rapids Symphony returns to the Dogwood Center on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a sure to be incredible performance! Join us and you will experience a world-class orchestra performing for you live at the Dogwood!
The evening's performance will be conducted by guest conductor Nicholas Hersh, and will feature Beethoven's Creatures of Prometheus, Bizet's Suite No. 1 from Carmen, Valerie Coleman's Seven O'clock Shout - a salute to healthcare heroes, James P. Johnson's Charleston, and Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird.
The Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. The Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances each year, touching the lives of some 200,000. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through extensive education and community service programs. Their mission is “to share great music that moves the human soul”…..and that is what they will be doing right here in Newaygo County!
This program is funded in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $5 children 18 and under and seating is reserved. Mask wearing is welcome for this performance, but not required. Tickets are available online at www.dogwoodcenter.com, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or make it easy and click here!
The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.8885.
By Ken DeLaat, N3
Courage takes as many forms as the fears that demand it.
On Thursday afternoon I attended a poetry reading at Flying Bear Books in downtown Newaygo. The session was part of a program funded by a grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation. A program aimed at giving voice to the creative work of our young people. Allowing an atmosphere for the words they have written to be read aloud, by them and in front of others. To expand their expression beyond writing by adding a performance piece to the poem.
The concept known as slam poetry took root some 40 years ago when a Chicago poet named Marc Kelly Smith, having felt poetry had lost its passion, began organizing events allowing any and all to read their work in a public setting. To allow the emotion behind the poems to be articulated by the author. Slam events grew and spread throughout the country and other parts of the world as well and have been known to take place in the downtown Newaygo bookstore that hosted the student session.
But on this day it wasn’t a slam. It was preparation for an upcoming slam-like competition called Spotlight Poetry that would culminate in the final readings at the Grant Fine Arts Center on May 17th.
And if what they unleashed during this peer review is any indication of what this innovative catalyst for creativity will be bringing forth, the finals should be nothing short of awesome.
As part of the program each of our county high schools has an educator designated as the ELA (English Language Arts) Poetry Champion who is working with the aspiring poets from their district. Newaygo ELA instructor Donna Grodus who is the Project Coordinator set the tone for the peer review as she described the process about to unfold and finished with “Who wants to go first?”.
After a short pause the first poet took to the front of the gathering and shared his work. When he finished there was a pause before the first feedback came through from one of the other poets.
Soon others chimed in offering both support and suggestions. Ms. G. and the Poetry Champions present also delivered some input.
Then after an encouraging ‘who’s next?’ another young poet delivered her work and received the subsequent reaction from the audience..
And so it went on as each of the 11 poets, some reluctantly but dutifully, entered the fray.
Their work was raw, emotional, humorous, dramatic, comedic, adventurous and even a bit painful at times. They played with metaphors, toyed with symbolism and rolled out rhythmic riffs. These young word artists poured out their life on paper then mustered the courage to not only allow others to hear their words but actually inviting them to critique their work, no small feat.
I was moved not only by these shared glimpses into their lives but by their resolve in taking the risk of putting those words out for all to see. They listened to the suggestions, vowed to make some of the changes in their manner of presenting and seemed to form a strong collegial spirit with the others in the group. The participants were rewarded with a gift certificate for the bookstore and provided with a table loaded with an appealing array of good eats as well. All part of the effort to encourage involvement and participation.
But on this occasion it wasn’t the snacks or the gifts they received that brought these blossoming poets to the book store.
It was a desire to have their work heard by others. To use their words in expressing their inner thoughts and feelings with honesty and clarity.
The five finalists (one from each school) will be selected by their designated instructor and their work will be submitted to Ms. Grodus. Each finalist will have a 1-on-1 virtual stage performance workshop with a coach experienced in preparing people for such events.
And while each finalist will receive $100 for their efforts one poet will also take home a $1000 grand prize for their winning performance.
Yes, we said $1000.
The Modern Spotlight Poetry Project is an impressive program aimed at tapping into the inspiration held by our local youth and developing their artistic talents. It is hoped the program will continue to grow and plans are already being discussed for future initiatives.
But for this year, anxious to see the results of the mentoring being done by Ms. Grodus and the other educators, I plan on settling into a seat at the GFA Center next month.
And, poetry fan or not, if you want to get a glimpse of yet another example of the creativity our local young people bring to the table?
Please join me.
Watercolor, Fitness Classes, Book Swap, Author Talk, & More at Fremont Library
The Fremont Area District Library is planning to host several fun and educational events in April for the whole family. These events are FREE, as always.
Local writer Susan Zerlaut King, author of Out of the Wilderness, a History of Sitka, Michigan, will be at the library to speak about what led her to write her newest novel, Crabtree. Susan will also have books available to purchase and will be signing. In Crabtree, Patrick Crabtree and his sister Janet are faced with the task of going through their father's belongings and preparing the family farm for sale after his death. The difficult relationship they had with their father, especially after the loss of their mother, was always going to make this a painful task. What they discover in the process, however, changes everything they thought they knew about their family. This event will take place in the library’s Community Room on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.
Watercolor Fun for Kids will be in the Children’s Department during Spring Break on Wednesday, April 6th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We'll have all the supplies you need to make a fun watercolor creation. Come anytime between 1:00-3:00 p.m. While your kids are hunting for books in the Children's Department the week of April 11th-16th, they might find some Easter eggs hidden to take home too! Eggs will be hidden by the Easter Bunny all week. Storytimes run until April 14th. Toddler Storytime, for babies and toddlers up to age 3, will be held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Family Storytime for children up to age 5 will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Saturday Storytime, for children up to age 5 will be on April 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room. Masks are recommended at all Storytimes during this time. We’ll also be showing an Afternoon Movie on Thursday, April 21st at 3:30 p.m. The movie title is to be determined, and will be announced at a later date. Snacks will be served, and all are welcome.
A Homeschool Curriculum: Browse & Chat event will take place in the Community Room on April 12th between 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come and see what other local homeschoolers are using to educate their children. Browse through curriculum and chat with other homeschoolers to get your questions answered. Come anytime between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and we will also have an area set aside near the end of the event to place curriculum anyone can take for free. Junk Journaling for ages 10 and up will take place on April 14th anytime between 3:00-5:00. This is a scrapbooking and journal hybrid. Use up what you have and supplement with found, recycled, repurposed and thrifted items. Materials provided. In honor of Earth Day, we’re having a Spring Fling Book Swap. Let's practice "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" by bringing in books in good condition you'd like to part with, and swapping them with books that others bring in. Just bring your books to the Community Room between 2:30-4:30 on April 22nd, let us know how many you're swapping, and then pick out your "new" books for free! All ages are welcome, and snacks will be provided.
We’re excited to announce that we will be hosting some fitness classes at the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from April 18th-May 25th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Fit for Life is a functional movement class designed to move the whole body through a series of seated and standing exercises that will increase strength, muscular endurance, balance, and flexibility. Class is low impact and great for ALL levels of fitness who are interested in working on their overall health. This class will be instructed by ACSM- certified personal trainer Megan Dickinson. Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with minors in psychology and nutrition from Central Michigan University. She has been working in the fitness industry for 9 years and enjoys working with all fitness levels.
The Wednesday Readers Book Group will meet on Monday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, and the Daytime Book Group will meet on Thursday, April 28th at 12:30 p.m. (title TBD). Anyone is welcome to join these book groups. Books for these groups are available at the library’s front desk ahead of the meeting if you’d like to check out a copy and join the group.
For more information about any of these events, please contact the library at 231-924-3480 or visit www.fremontlibrary.net.
Free Kids Program in White Cloud
Where: The Youth Center Of White Cloud Inc.(501(c)3
Address 847 East Adda St.
White Cloud, Michigan 49349
Who: Children Age 6-12 years old (5 and under m-u-s-t be accompanied by an adult 18 and older at a-l-l times.)
When April 4th-8th
Giveaways, Outdoor Activities, Indoor Game Table Coemption
New theme daily food and fun
Royal Garden Party
Fun Around the World
Any questions you may call (231) 689-1156 Deb R. Frisbey Contact Person
Find us at the Web: https://www.facebook.com/TheYouthCenterOfWhiteCloud
Sponsors: The Youth Center Of White Cloud Inc. 501 (c)3, Small Business Association Michigan, Word Of Life Fellowship Inc.- Camps, Local Church Ministries, Word Of Life Bible Institute
Children’s Christian Youth Center Offering Hope
The two-year COVID-19 pandemic hurt young children. Help is on the way.
Geared for kids, ages 6-12, there is a Christian After-School Program right here in White Cloud. Located 2 ½ blocks from the schools at 847 E. Adda St. In a residential home.
It offers a program, Mondays through Fridays, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first fifteen minutes is Free Play with table games like pool and air hockey, board games like chess, and connect four. Next, it’s 15 minutes of Chapel. On Mondays, it’s Prayer Time Focus. Tuesdays are Bible Story Time. Wednesdays we say Pledges to the American Flag, Christian Flag, the Bible, and a Once-A-Month Service Project. Thursdays is the Review of Bible Story from Tuesday and Praise and Worship. Finally, Fridays is Scripture Memory like AWANA Bible Clubs. Then, after Chapel, a snack is provided. Thursdays is Homemaking Day where the kids are instructed to make home-made chocolate chip cookies, fruit kabobs, Chex mix, etc.
The Youth Center, based on membership with Word of Life Youth Ministry Bible Clubs, has been in existence for 18 years. The charity ministry started to fix a problem facing Rural America-lack of places for children to congregate when they’re not at school. I know the challenge is real because I grew up in White Cloud and came from a solid two-parent Christian home. My friends were always asking where we could go to have fun without paying money. We were told there is no place and why that is the case. I came back from my two-year college Word of Life Bible Institute in NY and saw the problem still existed. In 2004 with less than $10 in my pocketbook I set out to solve this problem by starting a Bible Club program very similar to Rural Bible Mission Clubs. The program was to be a once-a-week mentorship program but, very rapidly within months, morphed into 5 days a week program. The Youth Center is unique, even to the average Word Of Life Youth Ministries Bible Club program, Awana Clubs that are hosted by First Baptist Church of Fremont and First Baptist Church of Newaygo in Newaygo which meet once a week.
We have a School year program that is Monday- Friday and a Summer Day Camp program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Throughout the year, we have three community events that are as follows: 1 Day Mid-Winter Break Children’s Snow Camp, Spring Break Staycation outreach call the Spring Break Carnival, and the Fall Time before Halloween a Children’s Royal Ball where the children may dress up like a princess, knight ninja, just no costumes that has anything to do with death, gore, darkness or violence or celebrating bad behavior associated with that day.
To round out this article we at the White Cloud Youth Center would like to invite all the children ages 6-12 years of age to the Spring Break Carnival happening next month.
Comedian Jeff Allen at the Dogwood Center on March 31
Comedian Jeff Allen performs at the Dogwood Center on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of top-shelf comedy! Allen is regarded as one of the premier clean comedians working today. Most of his humor centers on marriage and living with teenagers – material to which almost everyone can relate.
Performing comedy for over four decades, his work has been seen on every cable comedy show in the U.S. including Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and VH1’s Standup Spotlight. His one-hour special, Happy Wife, Happy Life aired on the Odyssey Channel and Family Net. He has been featured on the Grand Ole Opry, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival – the world’s most prestigious comedy venues.
Allen’s sidesplitting comedy drives home the humor in everyday family life, the ups and downs of marriage, the challenge of raising children, the bliss of the empty nest (followed by the unexpected returns to said nest) and the joys of being a grandparent. He combines clean, hilarious humor like no other comedian working today. Allen regularly appears on television, radio, and venues across the country.
Tickets are $25.00 and are available online at www.dogwoodcenter.com, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or make it easy and click here!
The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.8885.
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