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December 2021

Magical Strings 35th Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert – Kent Spotlight Series

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th Street
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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$26 general, $24 senior, $15 youth. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Boulding Family’s musical celebration of the holiday season is a festive and memorable tradition. Once again, Pam and Philip Boulding are joined by their children, grandchildren, and guests for an afternoon of Yuletide music, Irish step dancing, drumming, and storytelling. The Kent Arts Commission cares deeply about the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and community. In keeping with the policies of our host venues (Kent School District), we will require Spotlight Series audiences to wear masks…

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January 2022

International Guitar Night – Kent Spotlight Series

January 21, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th Street
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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$28 general, $26 senior, $15 youth. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Guitar Night brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists. This year’s lineup features: Lulo Reinhard, Germany’s Latin Swing master; contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones from Australia; two-hand "tapper" Alexandre Misko from Russia; and Italian jazz guitarist and vocalist Eleanor “Lele” Strino. Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Community Foundation. The Kent Arts Commission cares deeply about the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and community. In keeping with the policies of our host venues (Kent…

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February 2022

Mariachi Herencia de México – Kent Spotlight Series

February 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th Street
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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$25 general, $22 senior $15 youth. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico, a youth ensemble from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, is mariachi music’s most exciting newcomer. The Latin GRAMMY-nominated group of young Mexican-American musicians have released three highly acclaimed studio albums with chart-topping debuts on both the Billboard and the iTunes Latin Albums charts. Partial Funding from WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Arts Commission, and Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Parks Foundation. The Kent Arts Commission cares deeply about the health and safety of our…

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Live from Laurel Canyon – Songs and Stories of American Folk Roots – Kent Spotlight Series

February 12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th Street
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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$28 general, $25 senior, $15 youth. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Between 1965 and 1975, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, located in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, was home to many of the musicians who redefined American popular music and inspired the “L.A. sound” of the early ‘70s – artists like The Mamas & The Papas; the Byrds; Crosby, Stills, and Nash; Neil Young; James Taylor; Joni Mitchell; Jackson Browne; Linda Ronstadt; the Eagles; and more. This show follows these legendary artists and shares stories on how this neighborhood of like-minded artists…

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The Drifters – Kent Spotlight Series

February 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kentwood High School Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Avenue SE
Covington, WA 98042 United States
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$30 general, $28 senior, $15 youth. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Up on the Roof.  Under the Boardwalk.  This Magic Moment. Stand by Me.  The list of hits goes on and on. The Drifters are one of rock & roll’s founding vocal groups. They were in the first class of legends to be initiated into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and their classic tune "Under the Boardwalk" is the most played R&B record of all time. Sponsored by Judy Woods. The Kent Arts Commission cares deeply about the health and…

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March 2022

Alpin Hong – Kent Spotlight Series

March 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th Street
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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$26 general, $24 senior, $15 youth. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Whirlwind American tours and performances across the globe have earned pianist Alpin Hong the reputation as a modern-day Pied Piper. From Walt Disney Hall to the White House, his combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet. Sponsored by Pete and Pat Curran through the Kent Community Foundation, with support from the Haffner Family. The Kent Arts Commission cares deeply about the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff,…

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Masters of Hawaiian Music – Kent Spotlight Series

March 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kent-Meridian High School Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th Street
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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$28 general, $26 senior, $15 youth. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. is producer and star of the weekly Slack Key Show® on Maui, now in its second decade. George’s “Masters of Hawaiian Music” shows showcase the artistry of slack key guitar, the distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings. Guitarists Jeff Peterson and Sonny Lim join George to share beautiful music, good humor, Hawaiian cultural knowledge, and the down-home spirit of the islands. Partial Funding from WESTAF and National Endowment for the Arts, and…

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