All About Cape: Music and Monster Trucks

Jan 28, 2019

It’s a musical week in town, with two performances coming to the River Campus. First up is the Drum Circle on January 29 at the Dobbins Center – a collaboration between Southeast Percussion Ensemble and Cape Parks and Rec Department. Billed as “an opportunity for the community to share their rhythmical spirit,” the Percussion Ensemble leads community members of all ages and experience levels (or no experience) as they create music together.

Once you’ve got your rhythmic juices flowing, it’s time for some smooth jazz sounds. The Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival will host student musicians and guest artists in a celebration of this vibrant genre. The Evening Gala Concert takes place on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Bedell Performance Hall and features Mike Tomaro, a prominent saxophonist, composer and arranger. The Southeast jazz ensembles will also take the stage, offering an ideal way to spend a Friday evening and support the fine arts.

If drums and jazz don’t excite you, maybe the roar of a motor is music to your ears. About 41 million children have played with Hot Wheels since their invention, and now you can see larger-than-life versions in action at Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, coming to the Show Me Center on February 1-3.

With jumps, stunts and maybe a few crashes, it’s tailor-made for kids and guaranteed to transport adults back to their childhood.

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