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Three-concert series will keep our stage humming.

More than just humming, there will be picking and strumming and singing and drumming and a whole lot more as three memorable concert performers appear center-stage at the Emerson Center in 2015. Series tickets are already on sale, and choice seats are now available for this "Masters of Music" Series.

Livingston TaylorOn Valentine's Day (that's Saturday, February 14) at 7 p.m., folksinger Livingston "Liv" Taylor will kick-off the series. Taylor, brother of the also-famous James, has enthralled audiences for forty years with a diverse original repertoire of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues. His top forty hits "I Will Be in Love with You" and "I'll Come Running" launched his career, and a steady song output has characterized his performances ever since. Liv has toured with Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, and Fleetwood Mac among many others, but his fans most often come to see him to experience the winning combination of raconteur, balladeer, and pure fun music making that characterize his concerts. By the way, Livingston's fourteenth album, Last Alaska Moon is out now.

John SebastianNext up, we'll meet John Sebastian, the founder of The Lovin' Spoonful, who will perform on Saturday evening, March 14 at 7 p.m. An American singer, songwriter, guitarist and autoharpist, John was the cornerstone of The Spoonful, a band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008. The Lovin' Spoonful became part of the American response to the British Invasion and was noted for such folk-flavored hits as "Darlin Be Home Soon," "Do You Believe in Magic," "Summer in the City," "Daydream," "Nashville Cats," "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?," "Six O'Clock," "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" and "Younger Girl." Sebastian is not only a master musician, writer and performer he remains one of the best ambassadors American music has ever had.

Last in the three part series, to be held on Friday evening, April 10 at 7 p.m., are two musical greats, Janis Ian and Tom Paxton. Janis Ian is an American songwriter, singer, musician, columnist and author. She has won two Grammy Awards, the first in 1975 for her song "At Seventeen" and the second in 2013 for Best Spoken Word Album, for her autobiography, Society's Child. Janis Ian, Tom PaxtonThe latter, in 1967, reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, the single having sold 600,000 copies, and the album 350,000. In 2001, "Society's Child" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors recordings considered timeless and important to music history In addition to being an award-winning singer-songwriter, Ian writes science fiction and is currently presenting her first children's book, The Tiny Mouse, which is published along with an accompanying CD.

Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. It has been said that Paxton, like a good guitar, "he just gets better with age." Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60's Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today's "New Folk" performers. He has performed thousands of concerts around the world where fans still enjoy his work and is a testament to the quality of his recent work, and to the enduring power of modern standards like "The Last Thing On My Mind," "Ramblin' Boy," "Bottle Of Wine," "Whose Garden Was This?," "Goin' To The Zoo" and "The Marvelous Toy." Paxton's songbooks, critically acclaimed children's books, award-winning children's recordings, and a catalog of hundreds of songs, all serve to document Tom Paxton's 40-year career.

Ian and Paxton bring their hugely successful UK tour back home! With the additional support of master instrumentalist Robin Bullock, this is an evening not to be missed.

This three-concert series is being jointly produced by MusicWorks in collaboration with Paris Productions, a regional public relations and advertising company. Tickets for these performances may be purchased either online at www.TheEmersonCenter.org or by calling the Box Office at 772-778-5249. Series tickets range from $70 to $210 and single tickets are available from $20 to $75. (A $3/ticket Service Fee will be added to each ticket price.) VIP seating is available, including a "Meet-and-Greet" with the performers following each show.

The Emerson Center is conveniently located on the campus of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, on the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue. It has more than 300 parking spaces, an auditorium that seats over 800 people in comfortable padded seating, a raised stage that offers everyone unrestricted views, and professional state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. Ask about the new elevator to the second floor balcony and the seating for the physically challenged.


Season Subscriptions for 2015 are now being accepted.

Yes, it is already time to order your season subscriptions for the 2015 Celebrated Speakers Series. We have an exceptionally informative and entertaining lineup ready for you, and we want to make certain you are included.

Our 2015 schedule will showcase General David Petraeus, Washington insider Jack Abramoff, scientist Michio Kaku, and Hollywood producer and director Lee Daniels. Full details can be found in our 2015 online brochure or on by clicking here.

Responding quickly will secure the best possible seat assignments. Download the brochure (with an order form), visit our Box Office, or call 772.778.5249 today. Also, now you can claim your tickets online by clicking here.

Keep in mind, individual show tickets will not be available for sale until after December 1. By that date, the best seats will likely have already been claimed by season subscribers. So, order today

VIP Tickets... Have you considered becoming a VIP Subscriber? You'll enjoy preferred seating in a reserved section, preferred parking, and invitations to attend a private, catered VIP reception with each speaker. Only a limited number of VIP tickets are available for each performance. Typically, these tickets sell out early, so reply now! See the details in the brochure.

Patrons... Also, you might enjoy becoming an Emerson Center Patron. Each year, our Patrons are invited to vote for their favorite speakers for upcoming seasons. Their guidance is invaluable as we work to recruit speakers. Plus, Patrons are recognized in our program books. Become a Patron by making a $100 (or more) tax-deductible donation. Again, find details in the brochure.

So, let us hear from you now so we can be certain to see you in 2015!
 


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Upcoming Events

Date: Series: Appearing:
10/23/2014 HUM Caren Neile, Veterans (FREE)
11/13/2014 HUM Dreamers & Schemers (FREE)
12/11/2014 HUM Avenue D Youth Choir(, MusicFREE)
1/17/2015 CSS Gen. David Petraeus
1/29/2015 HUM Andy Hemmings, Archaeology (FREE)
2/8/2015 CSS Jack Abramoff
2/14/2015 SE Livingston Taylor in Concert
2/19/2015 HUM Sean Sexton, Cattleman (FREE)
2/28/2015 CSS Michio Kaku
3/14/2015 SE John Sebastian in Concert
3/19/2015 HUM Roger Smith, Florida in Revolution (FREE)
3/21/2015 CSS Lee Daniels
4/10/2015 SE Janis Ian & Tom Paxton in Concert
4/16/2015 HUM Rosalyn Howard, Black Seminoles (FREE)



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