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Looking Ahead: The Willis Clan & The Fundamentals of Hip Hop This Week!

March 7, 2016

We hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and came back feeling refreshed and ready for the week ahead. Okay, some of you may have a case of the Mondays, but we have some news that could turn that frown upside down. we have two awesome things you have to look forward to this week! We have two awesome events you have to look forward to this week: A 14-person musical family sensation and a hip-hop event that is fun for the whole family!

Wednesday at McGlohon Theater — The Willis Clan

Don't miss The WIllis Clan at McGlohon Theater this Wednesday night!

Don’t miss The WIllis Clan at McGlohon Theater this Wednesday night!

Life for the Willis family has never been what one might call normal. They have chosen to walk the path less traveled in all areas of life, and their newest studio album release, “Heaven,” is the musical culmination of their journey thus far. Written, performed, engineered and produced by various members of the 14-member family, listeners will hear a top level record full of meaningful songs, striking harmonies, driving rhythms and soaring anthems. They proudly show their deep, colorful roots with the integration of ethnic instrumentation, creating a unique, exciting sound in contemporary circles. “We’ve been waiting a long time to release this music,” Jessica, the eldest at 23, explains, “but we always knew we were headed for this sound that would combine all of our musical loves into a new sort of genre in popular music.”

Their latest CD is not the only exciting thing on the horizon for The Willis Clan. They broke out in a big way at the end of 2013 when they were named the “Today” show’s Sound of Music Family. This appearance led to an initial audition on the ninth season of “America’s Got Talent” with their cover of “A Few of My Favorite Things” that has now garnered more than 6 million views on YouTube. The video got the attention of TLC executives, and a reality show centered on the family was fast-tracked and went into production at the end of 2014. The first season of the show premiered on May 5, 2015.

CLICK HERE for tickets to their live performance at McGlohon Theater! Prices start at only $24.50.

Saturday at Spirit Square — The Fundamentals of Hip Hop

Fundamentals-of-Hip-Hop_Nov_1000_1Join us on Saturday, March 12, for our next Fundamentals of Hip Hop workshops. The hands-on workshops will focus on several elements of hip-hop culture, including breaking, graffiti, DJing and knowledge of self. To pay homage to women’s history month, all of the workshop facilitators will be women!

This FREE event will take place at Spirit Square from 1-4:30 p.m. Come learn what is possible through hip-hop!

Check BlumenthalArts.org for a full listing of upcoming shows and events.

 

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