Feb 17 2018

Upcoming Events

Shelby County Players

MURDER INN

February 23, 2018

February 24, 2018
February 25, 2018
March 1, 2018
March 2, 2018
March 3, 2018
March 4, 2018
7:30pm  Sunday 2:00pm
Hillsdale College
INTRODUCTION TO THE
CONSTITUTION
4 Part Lecture Series
Tuesdays in March
March 6, 2018
March 13, 2018
March 20, 2018
March 27, 2018
7:00pm FREE
Community Treasure Lecture Series
ADVANTAGE SHELBY COUNTY
March 14, 2018
7:00pm FREE
Folk Music Concert
PURE PRINE: THE MUSIC OF JOHN PRINE
March 17, 2018
7:30pm
$20 Adv. / $25 Door
from director, Bryan Fonseca:
“one of my favorite experiences was working on a concept show called Pure Prine. It featured six remarkable performers interpreting the music of my favorite recording artist – John Prine. I’m remounting and updating that show with the original six performers – Tim Brickley, Jenni Gregory, Tim Grimm, Jan Lucas Grimm, Bobbie Lancaster, and Michael Shelton. And we’re adding Jackson Grimm and a few more songs from the Prine catalogue.”
7 musicians present 35 Prine songs that span 30 plus years.
St. Joe Catholic School
ST. JOE SHOW
March 19, 2018
7:00pm
$5
Children 12 and under free
Classical Music Concert
FEATURING: RAVEL’S PIANO TRIO
March 24, 2018
7:30pm FREE
Liberty United Methodist Church
EASTER CANTATA
March 28, 2018
7:00pm FREE
Friday Night Frights
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE (1972)
March 30, 2018
7:30pm  $5
Here are a few future shows:
Rock & Roll
DR. ROCK & THE ROLLERS
March 12, 2018
7:30pm
$15 Adv. / $20 Door
Country Music
COLTON CHAPMAN
Album Release Concert
May 19, 2018
7:30pm
$20 Adv. / $25 Door
Colton Poster WEBConstitution Lectures WEBDr. Rock Poster WEBFNF March WEBMurder Inn JPEGPure Prine Poster WEBSt Joe Show Poster WEB

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Feb 16 2018

THIS WEEKEND – Important Information

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to CANCEL this weekend’s concerts.

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL TRIBUTE – Hopefully will return in 2019

GLEN CAMPBELL TRIBUTE- Rescheduled to June 9, 2018

 

If you purchased your tickets online, your credit card will automatically be credited the full amount.   If you purchased your tickets locally at Mickey’s T-Mart, you may receive a refund by bringing your tickets to any Strand event.   If you paid by check, the checks have NOT been deposited.  We will return your original check.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.   We hope to see you at another Strand event soon.

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Feb 16 2018

Strand Theatre Weekly Newsletter: February 16, 2018

Dear Strand Fan,

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the concert’s this weekend had to be cancelled.   The Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute concert is cancelled and we hope to rebook the group in 2019.   The GLEN CAMPBELL TRIBUTE CONCERT has been rescheduled to JUNE 9, 2018.

 

If you purchased tickets online, your credit card has already been credited with a full refund.   You should have received and email from BrownPaperTickets verifying this.   If you purchased your tickets at Mickey’s, you can bring the tickets to any Strand performance for a refund.  If you paid by check, we will return your check (they have not been deposited).     If you paid cash, you will receive a cash refund.  If you have tickets for the Glen Campbell Concert, those tickets may be returned for a refund, or my be used at the June 9th performance.   For further information, please call 31-395-3318.   We are sorry for the inconvenience.

 

On to better things… The Saturday we are holding a work session from 9am – 1pm.  We are getting the last of the “must do” list finished.   This includes some painting on the stage and removing the scaffolding.    We will clear our Cabaret Area.  It is full of new lighting equipment.  This must be stored in our Annex until we are ready to install these new instruments.  The final job is paint, paint, paint!   We are on a roll with our offices and are excited as the end is in sight.  The major work to do is…you guessed it, Paint!   Thank you to our volunteer Mike who prepared all the plaster work.  It is nice to have talented and dedicated volunteer.  He has made a tremendous impact on our work.

 

We hope to see you Saturday!

 

Not all problems are bad.  When a door shuts, another opens.  Although we had to reschedule our Glen Campbell, that left the theater dark on Saturday night.   The Shelby County Players are now able to load in a day early!  We are both all volunteer organizations, as such we totally understand the need for as much stage time as possible.   We look forward to the Players load in for their upcoming play MURDER INN.   Murder Inn will perform starting Friday February 23rd with performances on Friday,  Saturday, and Sunday this week.  The following week MURDER INN will perform Thursday through Sunday.  

 

Last Friday Danika and the Jeb presented a fantastic concert.   Jeb played an 8 string guitar.  It had a wonderful sound (warning, luthier tech talk ahead).   This guitar was made by Frantisek Furch.   He has been building guitars since 1981 and is established a fine reputation selling instruments across Europe and Japan.   In North America these guitars are marketed by Stonebridge.   The twist on Jeb’s guitar is that most octave the E and A (top two) strings.  This twist adds depth on the D and G strings while inverting the octave string.   The concert was wonderful, Danika is a wonderful singer.  We hope to have them back in 2019.

 

Work Session on Saturday, Murder Inn a week for today!   We do this because of you, thank you for your support.   See you at the Strand!

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Feb 09 2018

This Week at the Strand

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Friday Night Frights

DRILLER KILLER (1979)

February 9, 2018

7:30pm   $5

 

Driller Killer, from 1979, is iconic for fans of the genre.   It will kick off our 2018 Friday Night Frights Series with a recently restored copy.   

 

Valentine’s Concert

DANIKA and the JEB

February 10, 2018

7:30pm

$15 advance $20 door

 

If you like “coffee house” easy listening music, you will want to experience the nationally touring duo.   We are fortunate to bring them to Shelbyville.   The contact with the artists started May of 2017 for the performance this coming week.   This is a concert where we need our community to support our efforts in presenting not only local and regional entertainment, but also groups who tour the country.

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Feb 09 2018

Strand Theatre Weekly Newsletter: February 9, 2018

Dear Strand Fan,

 

We start our season in earnest tonight!    Friday Night Frights will get the cobwebs off and get things rolling.   Tonight we are showing the 1979 classic THE DRILLER KILLER directed by Abel Ferrara.   Strand volunteer Branden Y. has provided this excellent overview of the film:

 

“Most of the attention The Driller Killer has received has been because it appeared on the Video Nasties list back in the 1980’s. This list was compiled of films the UK government deemed as too violent or obscene for the public.  Though, the film wasn’t subjected to quite the same level of scrutiny as other titles featured on the list, the uncut version of The Driller Killer was still not allowed to be distributed in the United Kingdom for risk of prosecution up until 2002.

 

Fortunately, this list no longer exists.  Like many of the films from the 70’s, fans of this genre believe in preserving them as the new restored copy has done.  The Driller Killer, while contrevisial at the time, is hardly as brutal as what we see in horror films today.  It serves as a great looking glass into New York City in the 1970’s.  Those were wild times and when you get to the gore of the Driller Killer, you can’t help but remember it mostly for being a little before its time.”

 

Tomorrow we welcome the coffee house music style of DANIKA and the JEB.   We receive the following message from Danika:

 

Hello friends and patrons of The Strand Theatre,

 

Thanks for letting us take 2 minutes of your time today.  You don’t know me, but I’d like to change that.  I make up half of the acoustic duo that will be performing a concert at The Strand Theatre this Saturday, Feb. 10th  (Danika &  The Jeb).

 

We’ve played many concerts around the United States and Europe and are relatively new to the Shelbyville area.  That’s why we wanted to reach out and introduce ourselves… so that by the time you show up to the concert, we know each other!

 

So, this is the part where we’re supposed to impress you with our accomplishments, music samples, and quotes from “important people” letting you know why you should come.  But, we wanted to just send you a personal note, direct from us instead.  All the “meant to impress” stuff is out there and available if that’s what you want, but what we really wanted to say is this…

 

We realize that taking a chance to go see a band/artist you’ve never seen (or even heard of) before is a risk on your part, because time is limited and it’s our most precious resource… especially on a Saturday evening!  So, we’re just letting you know what you’ll be getting into!

 

You can expect to leave our concert feeling good.  We make that our point.  We keep things upbeat and uplifting, but aren’t afraid of tackling real life issues that we all deal with. You might laugh at times, and maybe even shed a tear… regardless, we hope that you’ll leave having felt something through our music that is real.  A true, genuine connection… that’s what we’re hoping to achieve.  After all, that’s the entire reason we’ve devoted our lives to writing, touring, and performing meaningful music.  You’ll be hearing our own  original music, stories, and a few carefully selected cover songs as well (from the Beatles and Stevie Wonder to name a few!)  Also, you can expect some phenomenal guitar playing from Jeb.  Fine, you can call me biased… but I’m willing to bet that once you see Jeb play, you’ll agree with me.

 

If you’d like to listen to music, see photos, videos, read a bio, etc… that’s can all be found at our website here: http://www.danikaholmes.com.

 

We really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to come to the show and enjoy some music!  We also really appreciate The Strand Theatre team for inviting us for a concert and letting us reach out to you directly in advance. Look forward to meeting you this Saturday, Feb 10th!   

 

Thank you Danika, we look forward to the concert.   Tickets are still available online, at Mickey’s T-Mart (cash or check only) and at the door.   The performance starts at 7:30pm.   You will even see some of the new lighting installed over our break!

 

Next week we have two great concerts.  If you like Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Friday night is your night!   The group BAYOU BLUES will be presenting an entire concert of CCR.    The performance starts at 8pm on February 16th.

 

Saturday February 17th we have the music of Glen Campbell performed by Country Music Association artist RALPH CURTIS.    We are honoring the recent passing of Glen Campbell with this tribute concert.  

 

Work has continued through this week.  Our office are coming along well.  Shelbyville Paint, Flooring and More installed the carpet in the offices and projection booth.  Wow!   That area hasn’t been used since the 1960’s and it is amazing seeing it come back to life.

 

We will be working Saturday morning, so if you have the time, please come and help. The project list is simple.  PAINT, PAINT, PAINT!   If you are curious about the progress, please come take a look.   Hopefully you will make it back to DANIKA and the JEB Saturday night.   As always, we enjoy helping make our community a special place to live, and that is because of you…thank you!   See you at the Strand.

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Feb 02 2018

Strand Theatre Weekly Newsletter: February 2, 2018

Dear Strand Fan,

 

WORK SESSION

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2018

9AM – 1PM

 

We have a very small task list for tomorrow though it will be quite time consuming.  We have to try to get all the painting done.  This is they type of project that can “linger on.”   It is time we get our offices done and in use supporting the mission of the Strand.   Once the painting is done, we have to clean up the balcony area and  the offices.  Finally moving everything back into place!  We could use your help, hope to see you there.

 

Next week we start our 2018 Season.   We have two events:

 

Friday Night Frights

DRILLER KILLER (1979)

February 9, 2018

7:30pm   $5

 

Driller Killer, from 1979, is iconic for fans of the genre.   It will kick off our 2018 Friday Night Frights Series with a recently restored copy.   

 

Valentine’s Concert

DANIKA and the JEB

February 10, 2018

7:30pm

$15 advance $20 door

 

If you like “coffee house” easy listening music, you will want to experience the nationally touring duo.   We are fortunate to bring them to Shelbyville.   The contact with the artists started May of 2017 for the performance this coming week.   This is a concert where we need our community to support our efforts in presenting not only local and regional entertainment, but also groups who tour the country.

 

If you can’t help tomorrow, that is OK.  Stop by and check out the progress!   Thank you for your support.  See you at the Strand.

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Jan 26 2018

Strand Weekly Newsletter: January 26, 2018

Dear Strand Fan,

Casablanca was a wonderful experience.   Our patrons experienced the film 75 years later, sitting in the same auditorium that showed it that night.    We are looking back at the Strand records to verify that, but have relative certainty that the Strand would have been on the first run list.

The Strand through the years has enjoyed excellent movie distribution relationships.   Once a movie is made, it is up to the distributor to get it into the theaters.    Going back to 1928 the Strand was one of the first theaters in the state to get Vitaphone.   According to a newspaper article at that time, the Strand’s reputation and connections led to the early installation.   That remained true the entire for-profit tenure of the theater.    The Strand played the biggest movies on opening weekend.    Hence, our belief that 75 years ago Tuesday, the Strand showed Casablanca.

 

So how was the French 75?  Our patron’s liked it.   (editor’s note: sampled for review purpose only!)   It was extremely easy to drink, very much a morning beverage.   No one ingredient overpowered the taste.   It added a certain connection to the action on the screen.  Thank you to Paul Dillow and his crew from The Fly and Pasghetti’s for making it happen.

 

We had several patrons seeing the film for the first time.  There is a reason it is a classic.   Thank you to all who came from both near and far.    Our new Strand friends in Anderson enjoyed their visit to Shelbyville.   Finally thank you to Strand patron John W. who made the suggestion.    This was a hit!

 

Our work sessions continue tomorrow.   This is the final work scheduled work session, but the work is far from over.   Since what we have left is in our offices, we can work while we are in the middle of our season.   We’ll let you know when the future sessions are scheduled.

 

This week we continued to improve the Strand.   We installed a new monitor for our ticketing information in the lobby.   This was something we planned on years ago, and sure enough all our electricity was right where it needed to be.   We used it for the first time during Casablanca.  It was be a nice addition, not only in looks, but it also saves volunteer time.     We also upgraded the lighting behind our lobby stained glass to LED.

 

Our stage lighting project has turned out to be a bit more complex than expected.   Before we can move forward, we have to remove our old AC water tower from above the stage.  While it isn’t difficult, Strand volunteer Bob S. says he needs help.   He was specific, he needs “young guns.”   It is big and awkward, and for the strapping individual not too heavy.   If you are in need of volunteer hours for school or a team, please keep us in mind.   Bob would appreciate it too.

As always we have fun doing what we do.   It is all because of your support, thank you!    Please check out all the wonderful events schedule in February.   See you at the Strand!

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