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GM Ole Opry


The brainchild of local classic-country aficionado Dean Farnum, the theme of a “Grand Marais Ole Opry” was conceived in the halls of Sawtooth Elementary School in a conversation with pre-school teacher and local musician Amanda Hand. A fan of Amanda and her steel-guitar-playing father, Cal Hand (A Prairie Home Companion house band alum), Dean had a vision of a classic country and old-time music showcase featuring talented regional and local musicians. The North Shore Music Association signed on as event organizer and host, and the first Opry was held at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in January 2014, hosted by WTIP’s “Classic Country” host Carl Solander. Four years later, the Opry is still going strong and has become one of Cook County’s most popular annual music events. Wowed by a fresh slate of highly skilled, charismatic, and energetic performers each January, Opry audiences revel in tunes made famous by artists such as Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, The Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, and the Carter Family, as well as original tunes written by the artists in classic country and old-time style.
 
 
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7:30pm Pura Fé
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Pura Fé
Pura Fé
09/22/2018: 7:30 PM@ ACA
Pura Fé, whose name means "Pure Faith," was born in New York City and is an heir to the Tuscarora Indian Nation. Her musical journey, running the gamut from folk to mainstream through an artful use of the blues, reflects the concerns of an artist who grew up in the Motown era, while citing Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, and Joni Mitchell as her true mentors. More widely, Pura presents "traditional music from all over the world, wherever the spirit is connected to our roots."

Pura Fé has studied and performed with The American Ballet Theatre Company and has appeared in several Broadway musicals and TV commercials. She has sung for The Mercer Ellington Orchestra and countless jazz, R&B, and rock bands, and she has stamped her distinct vocals on many recordings, demos, music videos, and movie soundtracks throughout her career. Pura is a founding member of the internationally renowned Native women’s a capella trio, Ulali, and is recognized for creating a new genre, bringing Native contemporary music to the forefront of the mainstream music industry. Ulali has shared bills with artists including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Miriam Makeba, John Trudell, Richie Havens, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the Neville Brothers. 

Tickets $15 general admission, for sale in advance at aca.tix.com and at door night of show (box office opens 6:30 pm). Call 218-370-1272 for advance phone sales. 

 
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