Unique musical experience planned for Fallon

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Churchill Arts Council will present a unique musical experience tomorrow night at the Art Center. “You Know How I Feel” is a celebration of the music of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell and Abby Lincoln.

These three well-known artists have influenced generations of musicians and moved audiences around the world.

The artists presenting the show are Lynne Arriale (on piano), Carla Cook (vocals) and Grace Kelly (on saxophone and vocals) accompanied by Evan Gregor on bass and Ross Pederson on drums.

The three featured artists will also talk about their careers and influences in a free and open to the public conversation at 3 p.m. in the Center’s Art Bar. Tickets for the evening show are $17 for CAC members and $20 for non-members and you can get one of the remaining seats by calling Churchill Arts at 775-423-1440.

Lynne Arriale is both a pianist and composer who loves melody and the joy of musical discovery. Her career was launched in 1993 when she won the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and went on to record more than 13 albums many of which were included on various “Best of” lists.

Carla Cook both sings standard beautifully and puts a different spin on songs that are not usually found in jazz repertoire. Her favorite artists range from Johann Sebastian Bach to Chaka Khan and Miles Davis. Her 1999 debut album, “It’s All About Love,” received a Grammy nomination for Best Vocal Performance.

Grace Kelly is a 21-year-old wunderkind on the saxophone who has been named an Alto Saxophone Rising Star by Downbeat magazine in its 2009-2013 critics poll and is the youngest artist to have ever been included in the poll.

The show should be a real treat so if you have any interest in music call CAC and score one of the tickets that remain.

CAC’s February Film Series is coming up next month and will feature three award winning films. “Five Easy Pieces” (1970) will screen on February 6; “Wild At Heart” (1990) will be shown on February 13 and the series will conclude with a showing of “Thelma & Louise” (1991) on February 20.

Tickets to the films are $7 for CAC members; $10 for non-members and can be purchased on the evenings of the screenings. We’ll have more information on the films in the coming weeks

Kirk Robertson covers the arts and may be reached at news@lahontanvalleynews.com.


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