Dixieland Music, Ballet and Musical Theatre!

Stillwater Artsapalooza is an amazing chance to see a wide variety of artists–  where else could you hear a folk duo at The Store, then a Dixieland Band at the University Inn, a Show Choir at the Catholic Church and finish off your evening with a knock your socks off rock concert at the Fire Station?   It’s going to be an amazing evening and we’re so excited to welcome the Six Basin Street All Women Dixieland Band, Robinson Ballet, and Nestor Gonzalez and Friends back for more Stillwater Artsapalooza fun!

The Six Basin Street All Women Dixieland Band will be making their debut performance at Stillwater Artsapalooza this year!  Six Basin Street is an all-female Dixieland band made up of members in the Greater Bangor, Maine, area. They have been playing gigs since 1992 everywhere from town parks to a reception for former Vice President  Al Gore.  They play traditional Dixieland, including standards such as their namesake, “Basin Street,” “Royal Garden Blues,” “Lazy River,” and “St. James Infirmary.” The band consists of trumpet(s), saxophone(s), banjo(s),tuba, clarinet, piano, drums and occasional vocals.  They are quite a delight and always prove to be lots of fun to listen and move to!  Six Basin Street will be playing at the University Inn from 7:00-7:40 p.m., be sure to check them out!

Robinson Ballet was founded in 1977 and is a highly respected dance company that enhances our community by reaching out to educate, inspire, and involve people of all ages by providing opportunities to create and experience quality dance.  Robinson Ballet is based in Bangor, Maine and will be giving a performance for Stillwater Artsapalooza at the Keith Anderson Community Center from 7:00-7:40 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

The “Kitchen Sink” is a series of short dances highlighting the versatility of the company and its dancers.  This quirky lighthearted performance blurs the conventional forms of dance to create pieces that show the diversity of the Robinson Ballet as well as to introduce dancers and choreographers from the School of Robinson Ballet to the community.  For more information about the fabulous programming and classes Robinson Ballet provides please visit: http://www.robinsonballet.org

Finally, Nestor Gonzalez is a well-known voice in our community.  His beautiful tenor tone is one of the best we’ve ever heard, and any concert with Nestor at the fore-front is bound to be an entertaining one.  Nestor will be singing, with a few of his friends, some contemporary musical theatre songs from Tick, Tick Boom, Songs for a New World, Company, and a few pop standards.  Nestor is accompanied by the equally talented Colin Graebert–you can read more about Colin here.

Nestor and Friends will be performing at the Church of Universal Fellowship from 9p.m.-9:40 p.m.!

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