The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center presents A New Year of Sparking Entertainment

Joe Piscopo, Mostly Moptop and the theatrical comedy “The Nerd”
take center stage to highlight an exciting new season

January 7, 2013, Dix Hills, NY– The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts will present A New Year of sparkling entertainment this winter, as the Center kicks off a new season. Highlights include:

Jan. 19at 7:30 p.m. “The Wild Women of Comedy.” The Center will present a showcase of exceptional female comedians produced by seasoned comics Kit Stewart and Anne LiPuma.

Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. “The Magic of Thaddeus.” Thaddeus, Long Island’s most popular children’s magician, returns to the Center with an all-new musical magical adventure.

Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. “Joe Piscopo’s Thrill Ride of Song, Stylings & Very Funny Stuff,” Joe Piscopo, one of America’s most popular comedy concert attractions, comes to Dix Hills for the first time. He will be joined by his top-notch band.

Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.“Tribute to the Great Jazz Organists, Nancy Wilson and Tap!”A cabaret-style evening featuring pianist-organist TW Sample, vocalist Charisa Rouse and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut.

Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.Mostly Moptop in“Two of Us: The Ballad of John & Paul,”Mostly Moptop returns to the Center with a shared commemoration of Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday and the annual February anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America in 1964. The show will perform the greatest of Lennon & McCartney’s Beatles-era music, while also taking the audience through each icon’s music.

Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. “Arnie Gruber Sings My Funny Valentine and other Great Songs,”featuring Arnie Gruber and his Band performing the greatest love songs of Porter, Rodgers, Mercer, Bacharach, Sondheim and more.
Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. “Horn Power Tribute to Tower of Power, Steely Danand More”with Uppercut, a nine-piece high-energy funk, rock and R&B group whose repertoire is dedicated to the great horn bands of the last 40 years.

Feb. 10 at 2:00 p.m. Gathering Time presents “Great Love Songs of the 1960s.” Get back to the days of young love with timeless, memorable and melodic songs, featuring the music of the Beatles, The Monkees, America, Joni Mitchell and more.

Feb. 16 at 2:00 p.m.“Eagles Tribute with Desert Highway.” Join us for Desert Highway, which has earned a reputation as one of the truest sounding Eagles tribute bands in America.

Feb. 17 at 2:00 p.m. “The Amazing Accordian Kings,”featuring Frank Toscano, Angelo DiPippo and Manny Corallo, three master musicians who have created beautiful arrangements and cover the spectrum of music styles from opera to jazz.

Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.“James Taylor Tribute with Copperline,” featuring nine musicians leading you through decades of J.T.’s most memorable songs including favorites such as “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina on My Mind,” and “Shower the People.”

Mar. 7-10, “The Nerd,” a Theatrical Comedy.

Mar. 15, at 7:30 p.m. “Dr. K’s Motown Review” with seven musicians and four lead vocalists who will transform the audience back to the Motown era, performing hits by The Supremes, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas and many others.

Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m. “The Music of Billy Joel featuring Captain Jack,” performing Billy Joel’s acclaimed repertoire, delighting audiences with its energetic performance, style and banter of timeless rock’n’roll music.

Mar. 22 at 7:30 p.m. “Suffolk Horns,” one of Long Island’s top bands makes its Dix Hills premiere, playing the best of Chicago, James Brown, Johnny and Edgar Winter, The Blues Brothers and more.

Mar. 23 at 7:30 p.m. “An Evening with Vocalist Giada Valenti.” The master songstress Giada returns to center stage in Dix Hills, performing popular Italian songs as well as top romantic hits from the 1960s through ‘80s

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns Collegeis one of Long Island’s most vibrant cultural organizations, combining the finest in world-class music and performance education in our acoustically superior theater. Five Towns College, founded in 1972, as a community resource for jazz/commercial music education, and today’s Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, provide entertainment, education and inspiration for more than 20,000 Long Islanders each year.

For more information and ticket sales, please contact The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center box office at (631) 656-2148

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