March 4th Friday with Ashly Cruz

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, March 28, 2014,  starring Ashly Cruz, the sultry Jazz and Blues entertainer, who is back by popular demand with her Cabaret Show, this time featuring an homage to Ella Fitzgerald. Ashly Cruz brings her interactive Cabaret Show to the Marlborough Arts Center’s 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 $8/individual and $15 for two. 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 Gift Shop and art available for sale, 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 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 on the website.