Jaimee Paul Rescheduled Date: Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Jaimee and Leif Serious Dressy  “OK guys…Just have to report in on our spectacular evening with vocalist Jaimee Paul and trumpet husband Leif Shires last Saturday night.  OMG!!! If you haven’t given her serious consideration, you really ought to give it a look… and listen.  Extraordinary Vocal range, program range was also fantastic… Gershwin’s Summertime juxtaposed with a really cool arrangement of Moonlight Sonata, Curtis Mayfield’s People Get Ready, Rogers and Harts’ My Funny Valentine, Box Tops’ The Letter, and a couple of Bond film theme songs…oh Etta James’ “At Last” that’ll send chills up your spine.  Also Chris Botti has nothing on Leif Shires’ trumpet and the rest of the piano, drums and bass ensemble were also top-drawer.   Value added with their beautiful scenic backdrops that gave it an extra look of exquisite sophistication.  www.jaimeepaul.com” – Ron Jewell, Bartlett Performing Arts Center, in March 9, 2015 message to Tennessee Presenters

Imagine yourself in a concert hall experiencing the greatest jazz vocalists of the 20th century – Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Etta James…Powerhouse vocalist Jaimee Paul delivers a stunning performance of the music that endeared them to audiences all over the world. Jaimee Paul is front and center, and on trumpet, leading the band is husband Leif Shires. “At Last,” a tribute to that wonderful era and the most beloved female vocalists, will instantly transport you to the glory days of the Jazz Age. Jaimee has traveled the world with Wynonna Judd while Leif continues to work with Kelly Clarkson, Jack White, Wanda Jackson, My Morning Jacket, and many others.
Tickets: Adult/$18 ($16 advance); Student/$10

The weather created problems for everyone who was trying to have events during February and early March! MACA was forced to cancel the March 5 performance by Jaimee Paul because the artists, who live in Nashville, were snowed-in. Thankfully, we were able to reschedule the show and it will be held at Hiwassee College on Friday, April 24. Previously purchased tickets are valid for the April 24 date.

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MACA 6th Annual Spring Open


The MACA 6th Annual Spring Open Charity Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, March 21 at the Links at Kahite in Vonore. The tournament is an 18-hole scramble with four-person teams. The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee  is $45/person and does not include the cost of golf or cart. Green fees and cart are payable in the pro shop on the day of the tournament. The event includes range balls, a continental breakfast, and pasta buffet lunch. There are great prizes including a free drawing to win deluxe theme baskets, plus a chance to win a brand new car, courtesy of Jackie Jones Ford.  Proceeds from the tournament will support programs and operations of Monroe Area Council for the Arts.

Platinum Sponsors for the Spring Open include University General Surgeons, Warren and Tallent CPA, Citizens National Bank, and Vonore Dental.

Executive Director Job Search

Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA) is seeking an Executive Director responsible for administration and programs of MACA. Duties are extensive and include board, budget, fundraising, grant writing, and program development and management. Salary is $22,000 a year. No benefits are offered; flexible schedule. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred. All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, essay, completed application, and be available for a personal interview. All resumes/application materials are to be mailed to MACA , Attn: Search Committee, P.O. Box 491, Madisonville, TN 37354 or emailed to macajobsearch@gmail.com. The application review will begin March 1.

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The Boxcars – Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 P.M. – A Season Ticket Event!

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The best of traditional bluegrass! The Boxcars garnered a Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in 2014 for their album It’s Just a Road and were  named the IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year three years in a row. Band member Adam Steffey was also named IBMS Mandolin Player of the Year in 2013. Band members Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John R. Bowman, and Keith Garrett have played with the best, including Allison Krause and Union Station, Dan Tyminski, Mountain Heart, Blue Moon Rising, Doyle Lawson & Quicksliver, and others. Vocalist and songwriter Keith Garrett was born and raised in the Citico community of Monroe County where he still resides with his family.

Tickets: Adult/$18 ($16 advance); Student/$10

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Let’s Hang On! Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 P.M. – A Season Ticket Event!

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Let’s Hang On! pays tribute to one of the greatest vocal groups of all time: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. This polished stage show features four outstanding vocalists who sing and dance their way through some of the best songs of all time. Re-live the classic “Jersey Boy” sound and look, centered around Frankie Valli’s vocal virtuosity, the group’s tight four-part harmonies and crisp dance moves. You’ll hear all the hits: Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Silence is Golden, and of course, Let’s Hang On. An electrifying show!
Tickets: Adult/$20 ($18 advance); Student/$10

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