Edmonds Center for the Arts lineup ranges far, wide

  • Wed Jun 13th, 2012 6:28pm
  • Life

By Jackson Holtz Herald Writer

Jazz sensation Dianne Reeves, acting great Ed Asner and gospel legends, the Blind Boys of Alabama, are some of the big names on the roster of the newly announced sixth season at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

On Oct. 5, Reeves kicks off the nearly two dozens dates running through May 17, when Broadway star Ann Hampton Callway sings the Barbra Streisand songbook.

The season is jam packed with terrific acts including comedy, circus and lots of music jazz, folk, gospel and international.

Single tickets go on sale online at www.ec4arts.org on July 1 and at the box office at 425-275-9595 at noon on July 2.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m unless noted otherwise.

Here’s the line up:

Diane Reeves: Jazz singer, Oct. 5, $35 to $45.

John McCutcheon: Folk singer, Oct. 13, $20 to $30.

Natalie McMaster: Nova Scotian fiddler and step dancer, Oct. 19, $30 to $40.

The Del McCoury Band: Bluegrass, Oct. 27, $30 to $40.

Seattle International Comedy Competition: Funny at its best, Nov. 14, $20 to $30.

Sing-Along “Sound of Music”: Kick off the holiday season, noon Nov. 24, $20.

The Irish Rovers: Holiday Irish folk, Nov. 29, $25 to $35.

Moscow Boys Choir: Christmas around the world, Dec. 19, $25 to $35.

Cirque Ziva: Acrobatics, Jan. 17, $30 to $40.

Portland Cello Project with Zoe Keating: Unique cello, Jan. 26, $25 to $35.

International Guitar Night: Four great players, Feb. 6, $25 to $35.

Ed Asner: The legend plays FDR, Feb. 9, $35 to $45.

Pilobolus: Contemporary dance, Feb. 16, $40 to $50.

Michael Kaeshammer: Jazz pianist, Feb. 22, $25 to $35.

Blind Boys of Alabama: Gospel, March 9, $40 to $50.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: South African acappela, March 13, $35 to $45.

Larry Miller: Comedian, March 23, $35 to $45.

Nanci Griffith: Folkabilly singer, April 5, $30 to $40.

StepCrew: Celtic music, dance, April 11, $30 to $40.

OnEnsemble: Japanese Taiko combined with hip hop, April 19, $20 to $30.

Nathan Aweau and Amy Hanaiali’l: Hawaiian music, May 4, $30 to $40.

Ann Hampton Callaway: The Streisand songbook, May 17, $30 to $40.

Jackson Holtz: 425-339-3447; jholtz@heraldnet.com.