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Live Performances

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

February 22, 2018 - 7:30PM

$27

Funkiest B-3 burner on the planet. Celebrating his new CD, All in my Mind, just out on Blue Note records. Unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist, and NEA Jazz Master. The epic Dr. Lonnie is an authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades,   featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with just about everyone.

The New Yorker writes: “What’s not to love about Dr. Smith, from his omnipresent turban to his concocted title to his shape-shifting ability to get old-school funky and then in-the-moment weird? His groove-intense trio includes the guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jonathan Blake.” (Jan 15, 2018)

This will be a pinnacle night.

Supported by Alexandra’s Jazz Gift

and the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works!

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

March 2, 2018 - 7:30PM

$25

The Myrna Loy introduces another red-hot Canadian ensemble to Helena!

They’re a fiery, contagious and unique sound from Prince Edward Island, with a stage presence that soars.  Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of the Island’s traditional music, Ten Strings and a Goatskin weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks, flirting with indie’s best moments.

These three young guys (Rowan Gallant, strings; Jesse Périard, guitar; Caleb Gallant, percussion) started playing together as schoolmates. Fueled by the lively avant-pop and rock scene of Prince Edward Island, they began exploring new arrangements and crafting their own pieces. As original as they get, the trio never forgets its powerful ties to the many musics of PEI, the island’s rich mix of Celtic and Francophone elements that ramble from mouth music to foot percussion.

Come hear what Prince Edward Island sounds like today.

“A seamless, polished, barrel-drum-tight, rhythmically innovative and wildly entertaining traditional music powerhouse.” ( The Guardian-2014)

Joan Soriano

March 9, 2018 - 7:30PM

$22

This year Myrna hosts a rolling Afro-Caribbean music festival. It began with the raucously joyous Betsayda Machado in July, and continues with the voice of the Dominican Republic, Joan Soriano. From the beaches of Santo Domingo comes 6-piece a steel-string bachata band so enticing you’ll forget it’s March outside.

Supported by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s ‘Southern Exposure’ program, with support from National Endowment for the Arts

Dervish

March 13, 2018 - 7:30PM

$38

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with one of the biggest names in Irish traditional music. Led by iconic singer Cathy Jordan, Dervish is globally huge. They’ve played with James Brown, Neil Young, Sting and Iron Maiden. How much fun will it be to see them in our little Myrna?

‘Spiritrials’ with Dahlak Brathwaite

March 23, 2018 - 7:30PM

$20

This multi-dimensional play layers character monologues, poetic verse, and sampling in a moving, funny piece that blurs hip-hop and dramatic performance. With an onstage DJ—playing game show host, chorus, and God—this energetic, irreverent, poignant piece explores justice, youth, race, hope, and the resilience and fragility of youth.

Supported by National Performance Network and National Endowment for the Arts

Special Show for Young Families! ‘I Laid an Egg’

April 6 & 7 - 10:30AM

$10 Adults | $7 Children

Double Image Theater Lab presents a sweetly surprising original show perfect for preschools and young families. Margot goes on an adventure with her imaginary friend, Egg, in a spellbinding world of shadows and household items.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. No dropoffs please!

A Delightful Afternoon!

April 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

$12.00 adult / $7.00 12 and under

Helena Xpress Singers Present:
A Delightful Afternoon — YoungStars Talent Showcase!

Helena Xpress YoungStars Talent Showcase features 5 to 14-year-olds in an any-kind-of-talent contest.  Additional performances by Helena’s Premiere Acappella group, the Xpress Singers, and more.

Tickets available beginning March 1st at Friendly’s Sinclair and online at HelenaXpressSingers.org.

 

A Red Carpet Evening!

April 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

$15.00 adult / $7.00 12 and under

Helena Xpress Singers Present:
A Red Carpet Evening at the Myrna Loy!

Helena’s 11th annual Xpress Talent Search features 15 to 21 year-olds in a singing contest. Winner receives a $1,000 cash prize. Additional performances by Helena’s Premiere Acappella group, the Xpress Singers, last year’s Talent Search winner, and more.

Tickets available beginning March 1st at Friendly’s Sinclair and online at HelenaXpressSingers.org.

 

Daymé Arocena

April 17, 2018 - 7:30PM

$24

Myrna’s Afro-Caribbean festival peaks with the amazing Daymé Arocena, Cuba’s ‘global diva.’ With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, Dayme is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” for Cuba’s contemporary music.

Supported by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s ‘Southern Exposure’ program, with support from National Endowment for the Arts.

The Fretless

May 17, 2017 - 7:30PM

$22 Adult | $18 Students

Canadian string quartet taking string music to fascinating places by transforming fiddle tunes and folk melodies into intricate, beautiful, high-energy arrangements. They bring four very different musical backgrounds together to shatter expectations in writing, creativity and performance.

Supported by National Endowment for the Arts