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Landscape of Guitar: Visual Art with an Intricate Soundscape Creates Multidimensional Reality

Joy, happiness, bliss, sound, and love. Those are the brushstrokes used by the creators of the Landscape of Guitar to paint the fully immersive multimedia experience layering visual art with an intricate soundscape. Revered among the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world, award-winning singer-songwriters Bruce and Julie Hecksel, known professionally as Patchouli & Terra Guitarra, founded the groundbreaking production of art and music on their signature style of painting objects from butterflies to trees in the shape of a guitar.  The Landscape of Guitar is staged Jan. 18 at (www.thcenter.org). A morning matinee offers an abbreviated performance and a post-show …

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Thrasher-Horne Center Welcomes Anna Zirbel as New Executive Director

St. Johns River State College has named Anna Zirbel as the new executive director of the Thrasher-Horne Center. Zirbel, who has 20 years of theatre and venue management experience, has served as both ’s director of marketing and sales and box office manager since joining the team in 2005. Following a nationwide search, Zirbel succeeds previous executive director, Denton Yockey.  “Anna’s experience, discipline and organizational skills make her the perfect leader to take the Thrasher-Horne Center to the next level,” said Yockey. And that’s exactly what Zirbel plans to do. “As a key member of the Thrasher-Horne Center team for …

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The Oak Ridge Boys “Shine the Light” At Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts

For 75 years, the music of The Oak Ridge Boys has delighted audiences around the world. Founded in 1943 as the Oak Ridge Quartet, the current lineup has been together since 1973. The quartet consisting of Duane Allen (lead), William Lee Golden (baritone), Joe Bonsall (tenor) and Richard Sterban (bass) continue to record and tour with the Mighty Oaks Band. I grew up listening to their legendary blend of gospel, blues, and country rock, but never had a chance to see them live until now. Why did I wait so long? The performance opened with a witty introduction by Darrick …

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Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler’s Last Deal @ Thrasher-Horne

Iconic country music superstar is coming to the Thrasher-Horne this January! I’ve seen several amazing performances at the , but this one has me giddy with excitement. The last time that I saw Kenny Rogers perform was at Wild Adventures in Valdosta, and I was so far away from the stage that I did not feel a connection with the 3 time Grammy winning artist. Having Kenny Rogers perform in a venue where every seat is a great seat with amazing acoustics has me counting down the days until the performance. Kenny Rogers is not only an inspiration in his …

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Oh! That Magic! Creedence Clearwater Revisited

A revival is defined an awakening of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion. High in the Sierra Mountains of Nevada, and were staging their own revival of sorts, playing the songs of an era as . They didn’t plan to revisit history, but when they did, that old, familiar magic came flooding back. “Stu was living in LA and I was still living in the mountains near the Tahoe area. I invited his family out for the weekend to my house to check it out. There we were jamming in my studio and we decided that …

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