After driving over an hour to attend a monthly community sing up in the quiet corner of the state, Carolyn Brodginski of Seat of our Pants decided to get one going a little closer to home….right down the street from her house as a matter of fact. But this one is even better. The folks at the Marlborough Arts Center decided to have a pot luck to go along with the singing. Our first event in June was a huge success, so we’ve decided to make this a regular event that is free to the public. Bring your favorite dish share and stay for the song swap at The Marlborough Arts Center on Wednesday, on Wednesday, July 12th at 7pm. We sing out of a songbook of familiar song. Chords are included, and we’d love to see more instruments this time.
Month: June 2017
June’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe
The Marlborough Arts Center, at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT., continues with its popular “4th Friday at the Arts Cafe” musical evenings on Friday, June 23, 2017, starring Ashly Cruz, the sultry song and dance entertainer, who is back by popular demand. For this show Ashly Cruz brings her interactive Latin Cabaret Show with such Latin standards as “Besame Mucho” and styles of Merengue, Salsa, and Tango from her album “A Bailar” (to dance). This will be an exciting evening of Latin Song and Dance in the comfort of the beautiful Charles W. Hall Gallery which musicians love because of its acoustics and intimate setting close to the audience, and where the audience relaxes and can enjoy the music and refreshments in comfort.
Ashly Cruz is a Connecticut native who began her musical career as a dancer in the Hartford Ballet Company, later becoming a founding member and choreographer of the Hartford Contemporary Dance Theater. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie Mellon University in the prestigious Musical Theater Drama Department. Her love of song, dance, and drama led to parts on television, regional theaters across the country, and on to Los Angeles where she formed, and became the lead singer for, the rock band “Taboo You” which headlined at The Roxy and The Whiskey on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. After the break-up of the band, she went on to Nashville, where she put together a special French/American Cabaret show which drew great crowds. Now back in Connecticut, she has headlined at BB King’s Dance Club at Foxwoods Casino, as well as bringing her wide variety of song and dance to La Vie En Rose Bistro in New London. Never still for long, she released her first single and video titled “My Tango Baby”, as well as developing the unique “Cardio Latino” which is a fun and effective fitness routine that has become a craze in Connecticut for the last few years. She is a multi-talented performer and just being in the audience means having a fun and exciting evening.
Admission is $10/person at the door. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but the doors open at 7:00 so you have time to get settled with refreshments, visit the Members Art now on Exhibition, and chat with friends before the show.
The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. Visit the website www.marlborougharts.org or call (860) 295-9389 for details about the myriad exhibitions, shows, classes and artistic possibilities open to the public, or check them out on Facebook. If you are interested in supporting the arts in the area through membership in the organization, membership information and applications are also available on the website.