Lowe and behold: international act coming to Owens Valley stage
As its first offering of the 2010-11 season, the Bishop Community Concert Association is bringing a veritable entertainment whirlwind to the local stage.
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Bringing both tremendous talent and audience appeal, the nine-member, Branson, Mo.-based Lowe family is set to perform a unique blend of music, theater and dance at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Bishop Union High School Dorothy Joseph Auditorium.
While excited to be kicking off its concert season, the BCCA is particularly pleased to be doing so with The Lowe Family.
‚ÄúThey have entertained hundreds of thousands of folks around the world for over 25 years,‚ÄĚ said BCCA spokesperson Chuck Kilpatrick. ‚ÄúThey offer an amazing blend of show-stopping classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, bluegrass, old-time favorites, spectacular dance, six-part harmony, gospel, a stirring patriotic tribute and more.‚ÄĚ
Kilpatrick noted the group has been seen on ABC, CBS, PBS and other stations world-wide.
He said entertainment reporter Julie Kilmer, as quoted on The Lowe Family‚Äôs Web site, perhaps describes the group and their performances best: ‚ÄúThink colossal. Then think beyond that. Only then do you have an idea of the titanic amount of talent within the Lowe Family. They‚Äôre a miraculous combination of every kind of musical, theatrical and dance talent you can dare to imagine, and then some.‚ÄĚ
The Lowe Family got its start when all seven of the Lowe family siblings began studying and performing the music of the masters from very young ages. Soon additional instruments, dance classes and vocal lessons were added ‚Ä¶ along with more teachers and more practice time. The rest is history.
Most recently, the Lowe Family appeared with the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and orchestra on their national TV and radio broadcast. They also have been featured as special guests during the Olympics and on China‚Äôs New Year‚Äôs celebration televised internationally.
The Lowe Family has distinguished themselves as consummate performers across the globe, giving select concerts in Europe, Canada, Latin America, and China, while continuing to captivate audiences throughout America.
‚ÄúThe musical capabilities of the entire family are amazing. They have honed their skills so that they can perform any type of music-and do it with exceptional skill,‚ÄĚ said Cincinnati Post writer Johnnie Wolfe. ‚ÄúThe finale was the best. Simply outstanding.‚ÄĚ
For more information on memberships to the BCCA or tickets to Monday‚Äôs concert, contact Mary Mae Kilpatrick, membership chairman, at (760) 873-6690. For more information on the BCCA, visit www.bishopcca.org.