Monthly Archives: May 2010

Musick Studios plans weekend showcase

Musick Studios, an Owensboro dance studio, is hosting its second showcase this weekend. The Craze will feature dances and music from the 1980s-2000s. The dancers will also present their interpretation of what dances might look like past 2010.

The showcase is at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at the RiverPark Center. Tickets are $11.50. To read more about “The Craze,” check out the article about it in tomorrow’s Venue section of the Messenger-Inquirer.

John Dunham, Messenger-Inquirer/jdunham@messenger-inquirer.com, 926-0123 Musick Studio dancers keep their steps to the beat of "Crank Dat Soulja Boy" on Dec. 5, 2008 during the Holiday Stroll in front of the Owensboro Museum of Science and History. Students and instructors participated in the street performance.

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Replacing Simon Cowell

Season 9 of American Idol winds down this week. Finalists Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox perform tonight, and the winner will be announced tomorrow night.

These two episodes mark the end of an era, as well. They are the final episodes for judge Simon Cowell, who is leaving to focus on the American version of X-Factor. Newsweek published a list of several musicians, music executives and performers who it believes could replace Cowell. Do you agree with Newsweek’s potential choices? Who would you pick?

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American Idol and church

The Los Angeles Times published an interesting article on the influence of church on some American Idol contestants. Many of the show’s contestants first sang in their churches before pursuing Idol.

One of this season’s Top 12 finalists was scheduled to perform at an Owensboro church earlier this year. Finalist Lacey Brown was slated to perform at River City Church, which was co-founded by her sister, Jessi Gibson.

The final two episodes of this season of American Idol air Tuesday and Wednesday.

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TV show’s cancellation broadens talent pool for new, hit show

Law & Order was known for making use of New York City actors over the course of its 20-year-run. NBC announced last week the drama was not being renewed for a record 21st season. The New York Times reported that CBS’ hit show, The Good Wife, has been looking to New York’s theater scene to fill some roles.

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The Centre in Evansville unveils 2010-11 Broadway season

The Centre and Jam Theatricals, a production company that also works with the RiverPark Center, recently announced the Broadway at The Centre 2010-11 Season.

Its shows include: “Spring Awakening,” Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “Cirque Dreams Illumination,” “Mamma Mia,” “Legally Blonde” and Monty Python’s “Spamalot.” For more information, click here.

“Beauty and the Beast” and  “Cirque Dreams Illumination” were at the RiverPark Center during the 2009-10 Broadway season. “Legally Blonde” will be performed in Owensboro during the 2010-11 series as well.

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In the market for a Camaro?

The RiverPark Center might be able to help you out if you’re interested in a new car. It is raffling a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro in September. Raffle tickets cost $20 each. The RiverPark Center began selling raffle tickets at the International Bar-B-Q Festival. The Camaro will be displayed at events throughout the summer, and the winner will be drawn during the final Friday After 5 of the summer on Sept. 3.

For more information or to  purchase a raffle ticket, call the RiverPark Center at 687-2770 or check out their website. Tickets are also available at: All Don Moore locations, Danhauer Drugs, Cromwell Radio Group and WBIO’s booth at the Daviess County Lion’s Club Fair.

2010 Chevrolet Camaro that the RiverPark Center is raffling. Photo courtesy of the RiverPark Center.

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OMFA fundraiser planned for Saturday

Several local businesses and individuals are donating the space, food and auction items for the Owensboro Museum of Fine ArtsPig Out on Art fundraiser. The event is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at MidAmerica Jet, who is sponsoring the event. Tickets cost $75 each. If you’re interested in attending, contact the art museum at 685-3181. Check out the May 11 Messenger-Inquirer for more details on the event.

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