Centre Point: Centre wraps up the season

The Vernon Performing Arts Centre has a few concerts and recitals left before summer begins.

It’s been a crazy spring here at the Performing Arts Centre. These last few months have been absolutely packed with events of every kind and for every taste. If you haven’t set aside some time to come out to one of the many concerts, you’ve still got a few chances left while the going is good:

See the Oak Ridge Boys at the Performing Arts Centre tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The Vernon concert is part of a Boys Night Out 2015 tour for this iconic band that was recently inducted into the American Country Music Hall of Fame. The lineup of Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban have been recording together since 1973 and continue to tour with their catalogue of world-famous hits including Elvira, Bobbie Sue and American Made.

You might still be able to get tickets online at www.ticketseller.ca or try your luck at the door after 6:30 p.m.

For Beatles fans, revival tribute band Now & Then is on stage at the Performing Arts Centre June 15 starting at 7:30 p.m. Direct from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Now and Then’s performances pay homage to The Beatles, while putting their own stamp on the famous songs. Tickets are on sale now through the Ticket Seller by calling 549-SHOW (7469) or online at www.ticketseller.ca.

And up-and-coming local talent is on stage as recital season continues:

June 13, Accentz Dance Studio takes the stage of the Performing Arts Centre for their two-part year-end recital. Starting at 2 p.m., Alice’s Adventures and Toy Box features Accentz’ younger students (ages two to 11) and starting at 7 p.m., students of all ages take the stage for Accentz Got Talent. For each show, students will be performing a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, tap, jazz, musical theatre and hip hop. Tickets are available for both shows, and two-show discount packages are available by calling the Ticket Seller at 549-SHOW (7469).

On June 20, the Okanagan School of Ballet presents Recital 2015 at the Performing Arts Centre. In this culmination of the dance season, students of all ages will highlight dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, modern and hip hop duets, solos and group numbers. See the best of festival competition pieces with award and scholarship presentations also featured in the evening. It all starts at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased through the Ticket Seller box office at 549-SHOW (7469).

Brian van Wensem is the audience development coordinator at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.



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