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Scott Plays Scott Joplin Part 4

Scott Plays Scott Joplin – Part Four Free Concert Friday, November 24, 2017 * 7:00 PM Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 1375 Spring Lane, Holladay, UT 84117 Contact: Michael Allen Gray 404-583-5461 michael_allen_gray@yahoo.com FREE CONCERT. On November 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Saint Vincent's Catholic Parish in Holladay, Scott Larrabee, Composer and Jazz Pianist will conclude his Free 4-Part Scott Joplin Concert Series "SCOTT PLAYS SCOTT" commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the death of Music Pioneer, Legend and African-American Composer, Scott Joplin. This conclusion Concert will also feature Saint Vincent's SCOLA Cantorum. Larrabee sees this as dress run for his upcoming 2018 Concert which will honoring Scott Joplin's 150th Birthday. With narration by Baritone Michael Allen Gray, this Storytelling Recital transports us back to the birth of Ragtime and how it changed American Music forever. Performance starts at 7:00 PM and there will be a freewill offering to benefit "Sr. Angela’s Assistance Program for the Poor" All Are Welcome * Family Friendly Scott Joplin Background Dubbed the "King of Ragtime", Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. Joplin achieved fame for his ragtime compositions and was dubbed the "King of Ragtime". During his brief career, he wrote 44 original ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. One of his first, and most popular pieces, the "Maple Leaf Rag", became ragtime's first and most influential hit, and has been recognized as the archetypal rag. Born in the late 1860s somewhere along the border between Texas and Arkansas, Scott Joplin took up the piano as a child and eventually became a travelling musician as a teen. He immersed himself in the emerging musical form known as ragtime and became the genre’s foremost composer with tunes like "The Entertainer," "Solace" and "The Maple Leaf Rag," which is the biggest-selling ragtime song in history. Joplin also penned the operas Guest of Honor and Treemonisha. He died in New York City on April 1, 1917. Scott Joplin's exact date of birth and location is not known, though it is estimated that he was born between the summer of June 1867 and January 1868. Born to Florence Givens and Giles Joplin, Scott grew up in Texarkana, a town situated on the border between Texas and Arkansas. The Joplins were a musical family, with Florence being a singer and banjo player and Giles a violinist; Scott learned how to play the guitar at a young age and later took to the piano, displaying a gift for the instrument. Julius Weiss, a German music teacher who lived in Joplin's hometown, gave the young pianist further instruction. Joplin was also a vocalist and would play the cornet as well. Joplin left home during his teen years and began work as a travelling musician, playing in bars and dance halls where new musical forms were featured that formed the basis of ragtime, which had distinct, syncopated rhythms and a fusion of musical sensibilities. Joplin lived for a time in Sedalia, Missouri in the 1880s and in 1893 he fronted a band in Chicago during the World Fair. He later settled in Sedalia again while continuing to travel, with the waltzes "Please Say You Will" and "A Picture of Her Face" becoming his first two published songs. Viewed as the "King of Ragtime," Scott Joplin was the foremost composer of the genre in the early 20th century, known for works like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer." inspiring the creation of Modern Jazz.


Comedy Superstar Jeff Dunham Headlines the Eccles Theater

Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road this fall through spring 2018 as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour. Tickets on sale now at jeffdunham.com. Dunham just released his latest standup special, Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster, on Netflix this month. The special features Dunham along with his ill-behaved and slightly demented posse of characters for a gleeful skewering of family and politics. Dunham and his famous cohorts Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, and Peanut also consider what a new member to their already dysfunctional family could mean, putting the ‘relative’ in Relative Disaster. Dunham, a Guinness World Record holder for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour,” has built an entertainment empire over years of non-stop touring and innovation. Dunham’s contribution to the world of show business and comedy will be recognized on Thursday, September 21 when he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over two decades of superstardom.

Tickets go on sale 11/17 Showtime’s: Fri. & Sat. 7:00PM / Tickets: $51.50 / For Tickets Call: 801-355-2787 Visit: https://artsaltlake.org/venue/eccles-theater/


Jeff Dunham

Live at the Eccles presents JEFF DUNHAM Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st at the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road this fall through spring 2018 as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour. https://live-at-the-eccles.com/events/jeff-dunham


Jeff Dunham

Live at the Eccles presents JEFF DUNHAM Thursday, November 30th and Friday, December 1st at the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. ArtTix is the official source for tickets for Live at the Eccles events. Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters on the road this fall through spring 2018 as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America on his 60-city Passively Aggressive tour. https://live-at-the-eccles.com/events/jeff-dunham