Jazz group New York Voices to perform at BGSU
Area audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique vocal style and harmonies of the New York Voices when the a cappella group returns to BGSU next week. They will be giving three concerts, at 8 p.m. Aug. 3, 5 and 7, in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The concerts complement the vocal jazz camp taught by members of the multiple Grammy Award-winning ensemble that week.
In a joint concert on Aug. 3, members Peter Eldridge and Lauren Kinhan will perform material from their solo recordings. Bass vocalist Eldridge will preview songs from his soon-to-be released “Mad Heaven,” while Kinhan will debut her just-released project “Avalon” to the Bowling Green audience. Tickets are $5, payable in cash at the door.
On Aug. 5, founding members Kim Nazarian and Darmon Meader will perform together. In addition to singing, both also arrange the group’s musical selections. Tickets are $5, payable in cash at the door.
The entire New York Voices ensemble will present the Saturday evening, Aug. 7, concert. Rejoining the group will be West Coast vocal entrepreneur Greg Jasperse, who continues to make his mark as an ensemble and solo vocalist in a cappella, vocal jazz and other vocal groups. Tickets are $15, payable in cash at the door or reserved by e-mailing info@BGSUjazz.com.
Help support scholarships for women at AAUW event
The Bowling Green Branch of AAUW is hosting a scholarship fund-raising event at the Clazel in downtown Bowling Green on Aug. 12. A wine and hors d'oeuvre reception will be held from 6-7 p.m., followed by rhythm and blues entertainment from 7-11 p.m. The event will benefit Bowling Green’s scholarship program for women in the local community.
Each year, the Bowling Green branch provides scholarships to two nontraditional Wood County female residents age 25 years or older. The branch also sends two middle school girls from the Wood County area to Camp BE WISE, a residential math, science and technology camp for girls entering the 7th or 8th grade.
AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. For more than 128 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day: educational, social, economic and political. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Tickets can be purchased at the Clazel website at http://www.clazel.com/ or from an AAUW member until Aug. 7.