Monday, March 13, 2023

Barbershop harmony returns April 1 in Colby

The Tumbleweed Chorus presents its 41st annual show “It’s A Grand Night for Singing” at 2 p.m. central, Saturday, April 1 at the Cultural Arts Center at Colby Community College.
The Tumbleweed Chorus will again sing jointly with the Hays High Plains Barbershop Chorus. Max Befort is director of the Hays chorus and will direct most of the jointly performed songs. The Tumbleweed Chorus and the Prairie Rose Harmony women’s chorus will be led by director Thomas Annis. Northwest Kansas men’s quartets Uncalled Four and Prairie Timbre will also entertain. After their northwest Kansas debut at last year’s show, Kansas State University’s In-A-Chord returns. The contemporary a capella group will showcase much of the second half. Among the student members is Eric Annis, collage sophomore son of Thomas and Suzy Annis, Oakley, who started singing with the Tumbleweed Chorus in late 2011 as a third grader.
In-A-Chord performs a wide variety of pop and contemporary music throughout Kansas and surrounding states. In-A-Chord is overseen by Dr. Joshua Oppenheim, Co-Director of Choral Studies. In-A-Chord will present a sampling on their songs April 1 and then return to northwest Kansas on Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. for an entire show for Western Plains Arts Association at the Oakley High School Auditorium.
For Colby tickets call 785-694-3057 or buy from any area member. Tickets are just $10 each and will also be available at the door for the April 1 show in Colby.

Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow in Sharon Springs

Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow to perform for WPAA
Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller. His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. On Sunday, March 26th , Jerry will perform a show of medieval Irish & Scottish history and music called “Of Castles and Kings”. This show will take place in the Sharon Springs High School Auditorium at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 26th . (2:00p.m. MT).
Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an 

Friday, March 10, 2023

WPAA to Present The Hall Sisters on March 19th , 2023

The Hall Sisters are four of the most engaging and impressive young artists in American music today. They clearly have honed their craft to a level of excellence that is captivating, and they own the stage with their winsome personalities and pitch-perfect singing voices.” This is just one of the raving reviews The Hall Sisters have captured. Their show will be coming to Colby, Kansas on Sunday, March 19th , 3:00p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, Colby. These young ladies come from a large family of musicians, and have been described as a combination of Lady A and the soulful harmony of The Carpenters. The Hall Sisters have established themselves as one of the up-and-coming premier acts in the country pop genre. While releasing multiple CDs over the last few years and writing new material, the ensemble has also maintained a