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Poway Center for the Performing Arts has Jeannie & Barney Miller and much more!

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Poway Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2013-2014 schedule and some revered, cherished actors are back from past glory.

barbaraeden1Barbara Eden and Hal Linden star in “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney. This touching play shows us the love affair between two people over many years, who interact solely through their correspondence of love letters. Gurney’s play is a love letter itself, with the written word and the vanishing tangibility of holding a letter from a loved one in your hand. The tender tale will be performed on Saturday, October 26th 2013.

Prior to the play, Robert Cray and his Band will blues up the hall on Friday, September 20 2013. Anyone who has ever felt the power of the blues in the sound of a guitar crying will enjoy old pro Cray, who has laid down blues riffs with the likes of Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bonnie Raitt and John Lee Hooker.Robert Cray1

Next in the 2013-14 lineup, a folk-tinged of 12-string melodies with Byrds-founder Roger McGuinn as he joins Marty Stuart with the Fabulous Superlatives. Expect to hear classics like “Turn, Turn, Turn” and “Mr. Tambourine Man” along with favorite tunes selected by Roger and Marty. Stuart has entertained folks from the Grand Ol’ Opry to the Hollywood Bowl.

Following “Love Letters” in October, Berkley Hart and Back to the Garden Band present a performance of “The Last Waltz.” Directed by Martin Scorcese in 1978 this was the documentation of the final concert by The Band. Hart and his band will engage us with their re-creation of the film’s music. The songs will consist of music by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters and the Staples Singers. Helping out Hart and Back to the Garden will be several of San Diego’s most respected, rock, folk, and blues musicians. This latest “Last Waltz” will be danced on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

rogermcguinn1On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the holiday season will kick off with the foot thumping, moving gospel sounds of the Blind Boys of Alabama. Their Christmas show is entitled: “Go Tell It on the Mountain”, and they surely do.

“Celtic Nights: A Journey of Hope” arrive on Friday, January 24, 2014. The millennia-spanning tale of the Celts, both in their current home of Ireland and throughout the rest of Europe where they earlier lived and sang these songs of their tradition. The evocative lyrics tell of the movement of these people continually westward, even crossing the ocean to dream new dreams in America.

The L.A. Theatre Works bring “The Graduate” down to San Diego on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The novel, written and set in the ’60’s, just when things were starting to change, and the movie that sent Dustin Hoffman on the way to super-stardom, both had far-reaching effects on American culture. This performance is presented by Producing Director Susan Albert Lowenberg.

On Saturday, March 15, 2014, the Brothers Cazimero take the stage. For more than 30 years these brothers have been crafted and transporting the popular music of the aloha state to the mainland, and their listeners to the paradise that is Hawaii.brotherscazimero1

Closing out the 2014 season, Presidio Brass, from right here in San Diego, will bring their version of the new brass music to Poway. Integrating the well-known brass quintet sound with piano and percussion to provide us with a truly new sound.

Tickets go on sale on May 10, 2013 at noon. Contact Poway Center for the Performing Arts at www.powayarts.org or call at 858-748-0505 or visit the ticket office at 15498 Espola Road, Poway.

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