Kentís Spotlight Series is back for the 2015-2016 season, shining a
light on the best local entertainment. Hereís whatís on tap for October:
The Kingston Trio, Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.†
Kentwood Performing Arts Center
Join music fans to hear The Kingston Trio this Fri., Oct. 2 at Kentwood Performing Arts Center (25800 164th Ave. SE,
Covington) for acoustic guitars, banjos, and simple yet memorable
melodies. Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks
Foundation, The Kingston Trio is a Kent favorite. Tickets range from $15
for youth to $30 for general admission. Buy tickets for The Kingston Trio here or call 253-856-5051 to order by phone.
Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble, Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
On Fri., Oct. 16, Kent music lovers will be treated to the sounds of the Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble at Kent-Meridian Performing
Arts Center (10020 SE 256th St., Kent). With roots firmly
grounded in Japanese Taiko tradition, Kenny Endo stretches the genre by
incorporating funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Hawaiian elements. For his 40th†Anniversary, Kenny will embark on a nationwide tour.
Artists joining Endo are Abe Lagrimas (vibraphone, drums, ukulele),
Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese bamboo flutes), Masaru Koga (flute, drums),
Shoko Hikage (koto, dance), and Michihiro Sato (shamisen). Partial
Funding from WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts and Washington
State Arts Commission. The event is also sponsored by Pete and Pat
Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation. Click here to buy tickets to the Kenny Endo Contemporary Ensemble on Oct. 16, or call 253-856-5051 to order by phone.
Additional performances in the 2015-2016 Spotlight Series include:
Dec. 3:† ††††††† The Second City "Holidazed and Confused"
Dec. 6:† ††††††† Magical Strings 29th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert
Jan. 29:† †††††† International Guitar Night
Feb. 5:† ††††††† Antics "Sneaker Suites"
Feb. 26: †††††† A Fiddlerís Feast, featuring Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Mar. 18: ††††† Al Stewart
Apr. 1: ††††††††† Sisterís Easter Catechism