A sparkling evening of food, beverage, and not one, but TWO sources of continuous entertainment. Move from one to the other as you wish. On the Silvermoon stage, the Netherlands group Texarkana Trio entertains with vintage rock from the early 1950's. In the great hall, you never know who's up next with the great jazz stylings of Candace Taylor and Carol Collins-Miles accompanied by "Three of a Kind." John Tennison, the world's foremost authority on the origins and development of Boogie-Woogie, can be expected to provide world class performance of that music ranging from its earliest 1870s vintage to his own 21rst century invention of "Quantonal" Boogie-Woogie. Then, don't be surprised if Jermaine Layton performs Scott Joplin at his finest...and maybe more. Everyone taking turns "as the spirit moves" to ensure a magical and entertaining atmosphere. Enjoy hors d'oeuvre from Texarkana/'s finest chefs along with the beverage of your choice. Move between the theater, the great hall, and lobby as you meet our stars and performers...and your own friends. All this for 35.00!
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The Scott Joplin International Centennial Celebration main program will begin with the winning ensemble of the first Four States Student Jazz Showcase. Then, our own Carol Collins-Miles takes the stage to perform the public premiere of her composition “The Texarkana Jazz Rag.”
Next, MacArthur Genius Award winning Scott Joplin artist Reginald Robinson is center stage with his incredible Ragtime. The first segment concludes with Texarkana’s own internationally known jazz artist and educator Roseanna Vitro along with a small group from the Texarkana Jazz Orchestra.
Post-Intermission begins with the presentation of the first Regional Music Heritage Center Lifetime Achievement Award to Mr. Rule Beasley, who will be present to receive the “Boogie.” The Texarkana Jazz Orchestra under Mr. Dick Eckstein the takes the stage to fill the house with the sounds of the best of classic big band jazz, with Roseanna Vitro joining them with standards performed to perfection.
By phone (903) 792-4992, Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5pm
In person at the Perot Theatre Box Office on the corner of W 3rd & Main St, Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5pm