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September 2018

Tang of the White Gardenia – Cascadia Chamber Opera

September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tango of the White Gardenia In celebration of our 10th season, Cascadia Concert Opera is excited to premiere and commission an original work by Ethan Gans-Morse and libretto by Tiziana DellaRovere. Tango of the White Gardenia, a compelling new chamber opera in English, weaves together humor, emotional depth, and timely messages through the riveting music and dance of Argentine Tango. At its core, it is a contemporary story told through a new kind of opera that offers fun winks and nods to the commedia dell’arte style of centuries past.  This opera also features urgent themes for today’s audiences, such as how enduring love and staying true to one’s heart are more precious than winning external recognition, how the consequences of parents’ mistakes cast a shadow on their children’s lives, and how bullies are made, not born. Specifically, it reveals how parental abandonment of a child often creates emotional insecurity and a sense of not being worthy of love, and many times the absence…

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Florence Festival of Books Leynote Speaker

September 28, 2018 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

On Friday, September 28 at 7 p.m., join fellow readers and writers at the Florence Events Center for a special evening event with New York Times bestselling author Amy Stewart. This event is the perfect kick-off for your visit to the Florence Festival of Books. Tickets are just $8 in advance! Amy Stewart is the New York Times best-selling author of nine books, including Girl Waits with Gun and the rest of the Kopp Sisters series, which are based on the true story of one of America’s first female deputy sheriffs and her two rambunctious sisters. Her popular nonfiction titles include The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Flower Confidential. She lives in Portland with her husband Scott Brown, a rare book dealer. They own an independent bookstore called Eureka Books, which is so independent that it lives in California while they live in Oregon. Amy’s books have been translated into seventeen languages, one of which she can actually…

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November 2018

Ken Lavigne – SEAcoast Entertainment Concert

November 24, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Ken Lavigne kicks off the holiday season with a swinging nostalgic take on classic Christmas songs and carols. This all new show will feel like shaking up the champagne bottle and popping the cork! Ken will croon with his voice and charm you with his adventurous stories. Pre-concert talk at 6:15pm.  

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