Young Irelanders from Dublin Will Perform April 25

2016 April 12
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The Young Irelanders, an energetic song and dance troupe from Dublin, will appear for Live On Stage’s grand finale concert of the current season. The talented group will perform for Williams County Community Concerts on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m., in Bryan’s Arts and Education Auditorium on West High Street.

The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational young persons who have traditional Irish music, song and dance running through their veins. Still in their 20’s and 30’s, this select group creates a unique and multi-faceted sound and dance vision.

In addition to vocals, the members play various Irish instruments such as accordion, melodeon, fiddle, whistles, bodhran, flute, and harp. The two dancers previously toured with “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance”. The group has won international musical accolades.

The sound the band plays is best described as eclectic. It includes traditional Irish music, Celtic, folk, jazz, country and popular. Sample selections the audience will hear includes “Caledonia”, “Danny Boy”, “Blackbird” and “Reel Madness”.

The Young Irelanders have performed throughout the world for heads of state and in venues across the U.S. and as far away as the Great Hall in China and the Kremlin State Palace in Moscow. Their website is

Individual tickets for the Young Irelanders will be available at the door for $30 (adult) and $5 (student). Season memberships for Live On Stage’s 2016-2017 series can also be purchased that evening. Up until April 25, the cost to attend all five of next season’s concerts is $60 (adult) and $15 (student).

A brand new member who purchases a season membership before the deadline will receive a complimentary ticket to the April 25 concert. Call 419-636-3550 or 419-636-7099 for further information.

Live On Stage Will Host Talented Ventriloquist

2016 February 5
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Kevin Johnson – Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – 7:30 pm

Kevin Johnson’s March 15 show will be a one of a kind experience featuring different

variations of ventriloquism. The family-friendly program will have patrons laughing as

they witness the magic of Kevin and his beloved puppets, including Matilda and Clyde.

The Live On Stage event will occur at Bryan’s Arts and Education Auditorium on

Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.

For nonmembers, individual adult tickets for this performance will be available at the

door for $30. Students, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted free of charge to this

concert. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for open seating.

In addition, a video of Live On Stage’s 2016-2017 concert season will be shown during

the evening. Current members will soon receive renewal information in the mail. Patrons

are encouraged to renew or join at the March 15 performance. The membership cost to

attend all five concerts for next season is only $60 (adult) and $15 (student). That price

extends through April 14, after which the price will increase.

Kevin Johnson has been a ventriloquist nearly all his life. He was introduced to the

stage by his grandfather, Harley Noles, who performed magic throughout Colorado.

Having no formal training, Kevin taught himself the art of ventriloquism at age nine and

learned over a four-year period.

Kevin is mainly recognized from his 2006 appearance on NBC’s primetime show,

America’s Got Talent. More than 18 million viewers were amazed by his “Godzilla

Theater”, and Simon Cowell told Kevin, “America loves you.”

Furthermore, in February of 2007, Kevin achieved one of his lifelong goals when he

appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Kevin has performed nearly 9,000

shows over a nine year run at San Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park.