Historic North Theatre Goes Green; Presents Irish Fiddler Michael Burke, 3/17

Historic North Theatre Goes Green; Presents Irish Fiddler Michael Burke, 3/17

In addition to hosting an Irish show, the Historic North Theatre has also gone "green" when it comes to conservation and recycling. The majority of the lights throughout the theatre have been refitted with compact fluorescent bulbs or other energy conserving bulbs. Metal, paper and plastic are also recycled after all of the shows. The stage crew has even been able to reuse some set pieces for different shows.

On Monday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, at 8:00 PM on the main stage, world famous Irish Fiddler Kevin Burke will perform in concert. He has been called Ireland's most lyrical fiddler. At the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years, he is known for his highly individual style--vibrant, expressive, relaxed, and, at times, humorous. He is well known to international audiences for his work with superlative Irish groups, from the Bothy Band to Patrick Street and Celtic Fiddle Festival.

Burke's extensive credits include recording and touring with both Arlo Guthrie and Christy Moore in the 1970's, and with former Bothy Band colleague Michael O Domhnaill in the 1980s. He was a member of Tim O'Brien's American-Celtic crossover band The Crossing, and in recent years has collaborated with Oregon guitarist Cal Scott. In 2002 Burke was awarded the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship, this country's highest honor in the traditional arts. He has resided in Portland, Oregon since the late 1970s, and in 2010 was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

Tickets for the show are $20.00 for front orchestra and $15.00 for back orchestra. Seats can be reserved by calling (434) 793-SHOW (7469) or ordered online at www.TheNorthTheatre.com.

Under Mr. Alan's ownership the performing arts complex at the North Theatre now includes the Main Theatre, Balcony Mini Theatre, Restaurant & Bar, Art Gallery, Gift Shop and the Celebrity B&B which includes the Frank Sinatra Room, the Marilyn Monroe Room and the Nat KingCole Room. The theatre also books top celebrity touring concerts, Broadway musicals, other productions, festivals and special events. The goal is to provide top quality, wholesome and family friendly entertainment. Mr. Alan said, "We will strive to live up to the North's first advertisement in the 1947 newspaper: "Visit Danville's new and finest theatre for the best in entertainment."

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