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2017-2018 Music at the Museum Concert Series Brings Incredible Performers from across the United States

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

One of Citrus County’s best-kept secrets is the outstanding music that is offered in the gorgeous                         setting of the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum and you are invited! 

On November 16, 2017, Harpeth Rising comes to Inverness. Harpeth Rising fuses folk, newgrass, rock and classical genres into something organically unique. The three musicians of the group include: Maria Di Meglio (cello), Michelle Younger (banjo), and Jordana Greenberg (violin). All three women developed their voices and arrangements to bring life to the lyrical expressiveness of their original songs. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful, lyrical perspective. Check out http://www.harpethrising.com/video/ for a preview. 

Early holiday jazz on December 7, 2017, will boost your yuletide when Kim Evans and Southern Exposure come to town. Norman Bernard and Nelson Dellamaggiore return to the Old Courthouse with outstanding vocalists Kim Evans and Eddie Lawrence. Great, smooth jazz with the holiday tunes will be the order of this concert. Each band member will have a chance to impress the crowd with their expertise.
The Currys brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, rock, and roots music will perform as our acoustical offering on January 18, 2018.  The Currys are an Americana trio featuring brothers Jimmy and Tommy, and cousin Galen Curry. Check out the astounding, sweet sounds at http://thecurrysmusic.com/video/the-currys-perform-hold-me-here-tonight-live-medusa-studios/.

Infinido, is an authentic Latin band based in Tampa's historic Ybor City, led by Cuban bandleader, Pedro Bullaudy performing Valentine Latin music on February 15, 2018. They are truly one of the premier Latin bands of the Tampa Bay area. They have performed at such venues as: Super Bowl - Raymond James Stadium, Disney World, Clearwater Jazz Festival, and Guavaween. They have backed up recording artists such as: Eddie Santiago, Paquito Guzman, Alex d'Castro, Junior Gonzalez and Justo Betancourt. Come ready to dance to Salsa, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Cumbia, Romanticas and more.

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the coastal Maine duo Castlebay will come to our stage. Members Julia and Fred Gosbee blend history, legend, and heritage of New England and the Celtic lands in poignant ballads sung in Lane’s ethereal soprano and Gosbee’s rich baritone. Castlebay treats the audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic on the Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. http://www.castlebay.net/songs_and_stories/s/blow_ye_winds_aye_o

Next on the list of outstanding performers is the Dave Capp Project who hail from the Orlando area. We anxiously await a night of full of amazing jazz on April 19, with group that was named the “Best Jazz Act of 2015” by the Orlando Weekly Readers’ Poll.  The band is plays a variety of jazz styles and is comprised of saxophonist Dave Capp who also sings (alto, tenor), vocalist France Neil, Scott Montgomery on keyboards, Rick Nicholson on bass. Check them out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QMPhWMVA4M

The series finale on May 17, 2018, is the Southwest Florida acoustical trio of Honey Creepers. The group features the soulful and dynamic vocals of Prana, a brilliant singer songwriter, strings of John R Butler, and musical foundation of Randy Hilderman on bass guitar. They perform nationally and are recording their first original collective album, which includes the award winning Bridge To Sanibel and Delicious, with Special Guests Duncan Brown (former trumpet player for Aretha Franklin and Little Richard), Clay Cropper (former member of KC & The Sunshine Band) and Rick Grooved. Prana, the lead vocalist, is a Detroit native with a sound that was born in the Bayou. As a French Creole, she brings a soulful and dynamic presence to this talented group.

Season ticket prices are $120 for all seven shows, if purchased by November 16th. Individual tickets are $25 for jazz and $15 for the acoustical performances. The Citrus County Historical Society (a not for profit corporation) asks for your financial support and or sponsorship for this performance series. Proceeds benefit the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. and the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum exhibitions and educational programming. Each concert provides light refreshments and a cash bar, which supports our fundraising efforts. Partnerships and sponsorships are always available.

For more information, please call 352-341-6428 or e-mail citrushistoricalsociety@gmail.com. And as always, stop by the Old Courthouse Museum at One Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness for seat reservation and a tour!

BOCC Proclaims Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Representatives from Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association (CASA); Sunshine Arnold (accepting proclamation), Stacey O’Rourke, Madison Behling, Susan Fuqua, Carol Chodkowski, Deborah Peterson, Tiffany Ledford, Robyn Crawford, Bonnie Rousseau, Cari Skiff

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on October 10, 2017, proclaiming the month of October 2017 as Citrus County Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic Violence is a crime that threatens the safety and lives of thousands of Floridians every year. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors that individuals use against their intimate partners or former partners to establish power and control. The State of Florida is recognized nationally as a leader in the creation of groundbreaking domestic violence programs, policies and services to survivors and their children, it remains a serious societal concern.

The 2016 Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Uniform Crime Report reflected 105,668 reported domestic violence incidences and 63,193 arrests for domestic violence crimes. Partnerships between state agencies, nonprofit and private organizations, law enforcement and the courts, health care and legal providers, faith-based communities and educational institutions create a coordinated, efficient and cost-effective system of services for survivors and their children. These partnerships and collaborations working collectively and creatively help to provide safety and resources to survivors, prevent initial acts of intimate partner violence and hold perpetrators accountable.

The Board of County Commissioners of Citrus County proclaims the month of October, 2017 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in Citrus County and encourages all County residents to work collectively to promote healthy and peaceful relationships in order to prevent domestic violence.

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