ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Last season, concert promoters Rusty Young and Stacey Kasselman of MusicWorks, Inc., along with Bev and Marty Paris of Paris Productions, presented music legend and Grammy Award winner David Crosby in a sold out, one night only performance. This season, the co-producers have expanded to two special performances, surely to delight audiences and to help promote two outstanding local non-profit organizations.Presenting Sponsors are Cindy O’Dare and Fenia Haissen.
Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life as lead singer of the legendary sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits. He is performing in a Special Performance with his band on Wednesday, January 29 from the Emerson Center stage at 7 p.m.
They consistently play to sold-out venues the world over. There is no doubt that Peter Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come. His show is nothing less than a fabulous and fun experience by a real pro in the music business. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “Wonderful World”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “The End of the World” and “Dandy”. The non-profit partner for this show is VNA & Hospice Foundation established to enable the VNA to welcome all patients in need of home health and hospice care, regardless of their financial resources.
Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins returns to the Emerson Center stage on Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m. She has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. The audience will marvel over her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several gold and platinum-selling albums. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention.
Catherine Sullivan and the Live Like Cole Foundation are Sponsors for this concert and the Mental Health Association (MHA) in Indian River County is the non-profit partner. MHA is dedicated to providing immediate access with no barriers to mental health care through access to a continuum of care, reduced stigma of mental health issues, and increased integration and acceptance within a community that has an informed understanding of mental health issues.
The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach. Doors open at 6 p.m. All patrons will enjoy a complimentary taste of champagne in the lobby until seating begins at 6:30 p.m. An elevator to the 2nd floor balcony is available as well as listening devices from the Emerson Center office. For more information call 772-234-4412.