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The Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Inaugural Event Held April 27, 2013.

David Domingo to perform at April 26 Kaleidoscope

Check out a recent interview with Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival music director David Domingo. He was interviewed in the Dec. 16 edition of the Independent Tribune. He will be one of the musicians performing at the April 26 festival in downtown Kannapolis. Here is the interview for a recent show he organized:david domingo

By Michael Knox | mknox@independenttribune.com

CONCORD, N.C. — David Domingo is a big fan of Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” and he hopes to bring that vibe to the Davis Theatre with his production of the Fuzzbucket Music Company.

Keeping in the flavor of “A Prairie Home Companion,” Domingo’s group of musicians even features Ethan Uslan, who has played on the NPR favorite.

The first place winner of the 2007 World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest, Uslan has performed on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” as well as various concerts and festivals nationwide.

Uslan studied classical piano as a child in South Orange, N.J. and later majored in classical piano performance at Indiana University. All the while, Uslan secretly harbored a ragtime addiction and complimented his classical piano studies by learning to play like Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin. He also developed formidable improvising skills while accompanying “Full Frontal Comedy” – a comedy troupe that staged live improvised musicals based on audience suggestions.

He will be among the crowd of performers that joins Domingo on the stage Thursday at the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. This contemporary version of the old-fashioned variety show is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at the box office or by calling 704-920-2753.

The Fuzzbucket Music Company will feature ragtime piano, country, gospel, folk, acoustic, R&B, alternative and a barbershop quartet among other acts.

Organized by Domingo, a professional musician who has been playing in bands since he was 10, said most of the musician who will be playing at the Davis Theatre he met through other gigs and shows he’s performed at.

“I grew up around professional artists and musicians,” Domingo said. “I stayed involved because it’s the only thing I know how to do. I am terrible with a hammer or a wrench.”

It was while he was playing a gig at the Old Stone Vino restaurant in Kannapolis that he got a chance to perform at the Davis Theatre. Noelle Rhodes Scott, president and CEO of the Cabarrus Arts Council, saw Domingo perform at Old Stone and invited him to develop a show.

“I jumped at the opportunity,” he said. “I am hoping to generate interest in a local Grand Ole Opry style show. It would be great if it became a regular fixture in the local music scene.”

Also in the lineup with Domingo and Uslan will be Jordan C. Minor, who has performed in the group Old Rusty Mandolin and will be playing bluegrass banjo and guitar in the Fuzzbucket performance. Shane Manier will perform as a poet, and Jim Cooper will play 12-string guitar.

“I am very inspired by the classic Americana sound of the ‘Prairie Home Companion’ production brought to the stage,” Domingo said. “It is something that I would like to pay tribute to on stage.”

For Domingo, this is a project that showcases the team he has created over the years.

“The Fuzzbucket Music Company was an idea that started when I was performing with musicians in Florida about 10 years ago. It’s been a growing roster of musicians that record and perform together,” Domingo said. “Each show can have a different number of performers and a variety of musical styles. We perform anything from gospel, funk, blues, alternative, rock, folk, reggae, calypso, Italian opera.”

Domingo himself plays a variety of styles, having been influenced by the Beatles, Elvis and Prince. As a full-time musician he works six days a week playing at places like Old Stone Vino as well as playing music for senior citizens in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers.

“My experience is that life as a working musician has not been hard for me at all, and I have always been fortunate to have steady work,” Domingo said. “I bring to my work day the same philosophy that I practice in life. Each day is a blessing that is full of endless possibilities.”

For more information on the Fuzzbucket Music Company visit http://www.fuzzbucketmusic.com/

Tripp the Clown to perform at Kaleidoscope

 

 

 

 

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Make sure you come out and say hey to Tripp Burnett who portrays the juggling Tripp the Clown. Tripp was at all four of our inaugural Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival events and is a regular performer at Papa Robb’s Paradise Ice at 3700 Poplar Tent Rd, Concord, N.C.

Tripp will be one of the performers during the April 26 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. ton Downtown Kannapolis, N.C., near Charlotte.

Rakasa D’Nile belly dancers to perform at April festival

Kannapolis Arts is excited to announce that belly dancers from Rakasa D’Nile, the student troupe of Queens of D’Nile Studio in Concord, will be performing at the April 26 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival. Keep watching out for posts to see more updates for this year’s upcoming festivals.

Queens of D’Nile participated in our inaugural culture arts festivals in 2013 and look to partner up with us more in 2013.

Located at 38 Union St. S., Ste. 202, in Concord, Queens of D’Nile is the only studio in Cabarrus County dedicated solely to the art of belly dance.
It is their belief that belly dance is for everyone – all shapes, sizes, colors, genders and walks of life.

Their goal is to maintain a positive, encouraging environment in which students can learn, grow, and, most importantly, have fun expressing themselves through dance.

They are also currently coordinating their annual belly dancing festival set for March 22 with We Will Raq You IV. The belly dancing showcase will be at the Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St NW, Concord. This showcase features more than 50 performers belly dancing to heavy metal music and has had a crowd of more than 200 people each year.

To RSVP as a guest for the April 26 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival visit:

https://www.facebook.com/events/217368755117173/

2014 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival dates

This year’s round of Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival events kicks off on Saturday, April 26. This year’s festivals will run from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 26; May 31; September 27; and October 25th.

We are currently taking vendor registrations for these events. Remember it is FREE to set up at the festival, but this is a family friendly event.

We are looking for painters, jugglers, sculptors, clowns, writers, woodworkers, magicians, metal artists, fire spinners, gas blowers, farmers market participants, pottery makers, dancers, musicians, culture groups and other artists and performers.

To register e-mail mknox@modernfilmzine.com with your name, art form or performance style as well as your contact information.

Kannapolis Arts Adult Painting Class on March 22

ADULT PAINTING CLASS

Gather your friends and enjoy a morning out and an art project. Our instructor will guide you step by step from a blank canvas to a finished masterpiece! All materials will be provided & no experience is necessary.

Arrive 15-20 min early to get in your seat! Our studio is for our painters only, where you can learn about doing paintings and murals which are perfect for home similar to those in sites like www.muraledesign.com. Everyone needs a paid seat to stay on premises during all classes. You are invited to bring your own finger foods in case you get hungry during the break. These classes are offered through Kannapolis Arts/DKI and Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department.

Session I: Wednesday, March 22 – 10:00 AM
Session II: Thursday, May 18 – 1:00 PM
Ages: All Ages/Adults/Seniors
Cost: all session $30.00 each
Min/Max: 05/20

Register HERE