The Chillicothe Area Arts Council has announced its Spring “Event at Locust & Ann”.
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council has announced its Spring “Event at Locust & Ann”. The Venue is Cultural Corner Art Guild & Gallery, corner of Locust & Ann Streets. The event is Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 6 p.m., with entertainment starting at 7 p.m. The “Event” offers an intimate setting – a small venue set with round tables, white linen tablecloths and includes a variety of appetizers. There is time before the entertainment and during intermission to enjoy time with friends. The evening’s entertainment features a trio of veteran musicians and vocals – husband and wife duo Ann and Terry Brock, and local pianist, Jamie Pauls. The individual members have been performing for most of their youth and adult years. Ann has been performing since age 14. She is a veteran of many of the Midwest Country Opry shows and fronts the group Fresh Cut Grass with her husband. Much of Ann’s time is spent taking care of business with the St. Joseph Symphony and she has been part of their performances several times. “Ann’s voice is sweet with lots of range and she has a way of getting honest feeling out of a song and into a listener,” said Mary Lou VanDeventer, arts council administrator. Terry began performing at 15 with a traveling country music show in Missouri. He played in various bands before joining Worlds of Fun Theme Park Musicians at the Country Junction Amphitheatre in Kansas City, Mo. He is known for his versatility on the fiddle – playing country, bluegrass, traditional, jazz, rock and classical music. His days are spent teaching in the St. Joseph school system; however, in evenings, one might catch him playing an Opry Show, sharing the stage in Fresh Cut Grass or playing fiddle for any of Kansas City’s country acts. Jamie has been “tickling the ivories” on piano or keyboard for more than 30 years. He began his performing career while in high school with local country band “Country Sunshine” before joining local gospel band “His Song”. He continued playing weekends with “His Song” while attending college classes and graduating from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, with a degree in Music Therapy. Jamie continues to work full-time and share his gift of piano with several area bands. He and the Brocks have performed together for several years at a variety of events and venues in St. Joseph and surrounding areas. “This trio of accomplished musicians and vocals reflect their love of music and their energy lights up a stage,” VanDeventer said. This is a ticketed event and requires a reservation paid in advance. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. For tickets and reservations, call Mary Lou at the Arts Office, 660-646-1173.