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December 23rd, 2014

The Palm Beach Pops Welcome The Young Singers of The Palm Beaches and Cantor Alicia Stillman to the Holiday Spectacular featuring The Manhattan Transfer on December 14, 2014

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL – November 25, 2014)  Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director of The Palm Beach Pops, today announced that South Florida’s most loved pops orchestra is welcoming special performers to the one-night-only, holiday spectacular performance for the entire family and for all faiths. Led by Grammy and Emmy award winning Music Director and Principal Conductor Lee Musiker, The Palm Beach Pops welcomes 10-time Grammy award winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer to bring holiday cheer. The Holiday Spectacular on December 14 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will include:

+ The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, the award-winning children’s choir that is comprised of more than 350 talented singers in grades 2-12 from all parts of Palm Beach County’s diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic communities. 70 members of this world-class youth group will perform with The Palm Beach Pops. 

+ Alicia Stillman, who serves as Cantor for Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens. She has an extensive background in theater and music, and holds a Master’s degree from The Hebrew Union College and a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, after which she performed in New York theater, national tours, and regional theater.

“Holiday Spectacular Concert”
The Manhattan Transfer
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Since 1974, The Manhattan Transfer has been entertaining discriminating audiences with its unique jazzy style and syncopated four-part harmonies. From their first hit (“Operator”) to today, The Manhattan Transfer has sold millions of recordings and toured the world; been named “Best Vocal Group” in both the annual DownBeat and Playboy jazz polls; earned 10 Grammy Awards (such as Best Jazz Vocal Performance for “Route 66” in 1982 and “Why Not” the following year); and has recorded with a long line of music greats including Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Laura Nyro, Phil Collins, B.B. King, Franki Valli and more.

In early 2015, The Palm Beach Pops will be presenting two additional concerts at the Kravis Center and two in Boca Raton:

“Sinatra Sings Sinatra”
Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Boca Raton Community Church
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

“One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlisch”
Featuring Donna McKechnie, Jodie Benson, and Doug LaBrecque
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Boca Raton Community Church
Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

How to Purchase Tickets to The Palm Beach Pops:

For performances at the Boca Raton Community Church call the Palm Beach Pops Box Office at 561 832 7677

For performances at the Kravis Center, call 561 832 7469.

About The Palm Beach Pops:Founded in 1991 by the late Music Director and Conductor Bob Lappin, The Palm Beach Pops quickly distinguished itself as a world-class pops orchestra, dedicated to preserving the American Songbook. In addition to on-going concerts, The Palm Beach Pops is devoted to serving the children in its community by presenting quality music education programs. The Pops created the “Music & You” In-School Youth Education Program to expose students to new learning experiences and positive role models while developing creativity, providing tools for communication and enabling students to build a strong sense of self. The Palm Beach Pops is a non-profit organization, supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, and concert income. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachpops.orgor call 561.832.7677.

Available for Interview:

Available for Interview:
Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director
The Palm Beach Pops

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