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From the Heart of Joy

Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26 {Brenda Miller, piano}
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

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Tomáš Kubínek: Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible

A Washington Center Presented Event

May 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The Washington Center Main Stage

Billed as a Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible, the one and only Dr. Professor Kubínek is also a comic genius, virtuoso vaudevillian, and all-round charmer who gives audiences an utterly joyous experience they’ll remember for a lifetime. With appearances in over 30 countries and a professional career spanning 3 decades, Mr. Kubínek has won the hearts of thousands in theaters, opera houses, television specials, on Broadway, and at international festivals of culture. Transcending categorization, his work leaves audiences clutching their sides with laughter, breathless, and madly in love.

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AMERICA'S MUSIC: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop

Friday, May 2 at 6:30 PM
Washington Center Main Stage

America’s Music uses documentary films and texts to engage the public in a study of the history of some of America’s most enduring popular music. The series consists of six sessions, each built around a different genre of American popular music.  Each session features either a complete documentary film, or excerpts from longer documentaries, to provide the basis for scholar-led discussion. "Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop" is the sixth and final session in the series.

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Steep Canyon Rangers

A Washington Center Presented Event

May 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM
The Washington Center Main Stage

The Steep Canyon Rangers have just begun to make their mark in the world of great acoustic music, whether on the road with Steve Martin, playing a jam band festival on their own, or opening the ears of traditional bluegrass fans to new sounds and to songs with a new sensibility. While it is perhaps another truism that "Nobody Knows You," as their album title states, Larry Nager in his liner notes has said it for us all: "This is one band you're going to want to know better! This is the Steep Canyon Rangers, doing their own brand of bluegrass music in their own way."  Steve will not be on this tour, but the Canyon will definitely deliver.

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Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage

SHOW OFF! TCTV Talent Contest is a performing arts competition for non-professional performers. THe show is also televised live on TCTV CHannels and Streamed on the internet. Audience members are welcome, and get in free!

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Life is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett

Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 PM
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center Main Stage

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound welcomes Peter Buffett, award winning composer, author, and son of legendary investor Warren Buffett, in “Life is What You Make It:  A Concert & Conversation.”  This live performance celebrates our community’s philanthropy and The Foundation’s 25th anniversary.  The event features Peter Buffett on piano with cellist, Michael Kott, in a multi-media presentation of Peter’s life journey.  It recalls lessons learned growing up in the Buffett household, to Peter’s discovery of the piano, to composing Emmy award winning music (Dances With Wolves), and his work as an international philanthropist.

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