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Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 7:30 PM
When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others.

“One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like The Quebe Sisters come along every day,” famed Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs told listeners on his own show on Nashville’s WSM. “Give them your undivided attention, and if you’re not already, you too, will become a fan.”

More Information at: www.quebesisters.com

Sponsor: Bank of North Georgia
Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: The Quebe Sisters Band
Ensemble: The Quebe Sisters Band
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Saturday, 4 November 2017 - 7:00 PM
To say that Bill Blagg has had a magical life would be no exaggeration. He received his first professional magic book from his great-grandfather, which eventually led to building magic props with his dad. These early beginnings paved the way for what is now known as The Magic of Bill Blagg.

Today, Bill is one of the nation's top touring illusionists. His theatrical brand of magic thrills thousands of people every single year. Bill's live performances leave people in complete disbelief as he creates the impossible in a way only he can do.

Bill prides himself in performing new, never-before-seen illusions such as the world's only rideable hoverboard. He is also known for instantly teleporting across theaters, squishing his body from 6 feet to 6 inches tall, passing through the blades of an industrial fan, and much more!

Bill constantly receives standing ovations from those who experience his one-of-a-kind talents. He looks forward to sharing his blend of magic, personality and performance with you!

More Information at: www.billblagg.com
Sponsor: Systems & Methods, Inc.
Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: Bill Blagg
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 7:00 PM
“Knockout…Brimful with feeling…Expansive… the Russian style is elegantly generous, and so the experience is never meager. Kids…were wide-eyed with delight.” ~ New York Times

See the one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker in the top 20 largest US cities and 100+ more cities from coast to coast this this 25th Anniversary Season! All ages are invited to celebrate the Magic of Christmas with Moscow Ballet’s almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Concept Designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score.

More Information at: www.nutcracker.com

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: Moscow Ballet (Dancer)
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Richard L. Dangle Theatre
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
"Before the concert is over, she will have the crowd gasping with the sheer beauty of her voice." ~ Boston Globe

For Elisabeth Von Trapp, “ the sounds of music “ are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron Von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.

Inspired by her father Werner Von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. She began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls.

Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. critics have called her voice … “hauntingly clear”, “joyfully expressive” and “simply beautiful.”

More Information at: www.elisabethvontrapp.com

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: Elisabeth von Trapp (Voice)
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 7:30 PM
Sure to delight all ages, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra presents Christmas favorites with special guest vocalists, along with a special guest from the North Pole, Ho Ho Ho. Comprised of musicians from throughout the West Georgia Region and led by Composer and Conductor Terry Lowry, the CSO Christmas has become a welcome tradition to the Holiday Season.

Since its founding in 2002, the Carroll Symphony Orchestra has performed over 60 concerts and has premiered over 90 new works written specifically for the CSO.
Sponsor: Carroll Symphony Orchestra Foundation
Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Carroll Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Terry Lowry
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 7:30 PM
This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up to date stage technology, the show is a thousand year old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show.

Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field. The show features a live band, three tenors & some 22 dancers. Be sure to experience Rhythm of the Dance when it performs in a venue near you. You'll be very glad you did! 4.5 million fans can't be wrong!!


More Information at: www.rhythmofthedance.com

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Rhythm of the Dance
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 2:00 PM
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.

More Information at: www.dinosaurzoolive.us

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Earth Visual and Physical Inc
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 7:00 PM
Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait.

More Information at: www.dinosaurzoolive.us

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Ensemble: Earth Visual and Physical Inc
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts: Main Stage
Carrollton, Georgia
Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 7:30 PM
As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.

If you like cornbread & hush puppies, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like sweet tea, barbecue & collards, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country.

More Information at: www.themalpassbrothers.com

Presenters: 29th Season at the Townsend Center; Townsend Center for the Performing Arts; University of West Georgia
Program TBA
Artist: The Malpass Brothers
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