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Evening Shade season kicks off with EG Kight
Leading off the 18th annual Evening Shade Concerts in the Park series with her “country-flavored southern-fried blues” is EG Kight. The concert will take place Friday, May 4, in Cleveland’s Johnston Park at 6:30 p.m.
Evening Shade concerts are free and appropriate for music lovers of all ages.
EG Kight, singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, began her career in country music and was dubbed “The Georgia Songbird” early on. Over the years she has broadened her musical horizon to include Americana, southern rock, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and funk.
A veteran of the road, Kight has headlined at clubs and festivals, bringing her diverse musical menu to fans in cities across America and in Europe. She continues to tour both as a solo and with a band and has performed with a symphony orchestra and on NPR’s famed “A Prairie Home Companion.”
“She’s equally at home on a spring evening in the park,” Kyle Elrod, event organizer, said. “With her diverse musical styles, she will fit right in at Evening Shade.”
Kight has also shared the stage with a wide array of artists, including Koko Taylor, Hubert Sumlin, Foghat, Pinetop Perkins, Lee Roy Parnell, Phoebe Snow, Delbert McClinton, Gregg Allman, Robert Cray, Merle Haggard, Taj Mahal, Little Feat and the Bloomsburg Symphony and with the world-renowned Garrison Keillor.
Born and raised in a small town in rural Georgia, where she still lives on family land, Kight’s deep roots are reflected in her music. More than just a strikingly rich vocalist from a family of gospel singers, she has also mastered the guitar, which gained her the attention of Taylor Guitars, which supplies her with the tools of her trade.
Her 2011 release, “Lip Service,” debuted at #23 on the Living Blues radio chart. Her 2008 release, “It’s Hot in Here,” climbed to #1 on the Roots Blues music charts and #1 on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Honored with six BMA (Billboard Music Award) nominations, twice for Song of the Year, her songs have a universal reach.
Opening for Kight is the men’s barbershop chorus Sound of Tennessee, returning to Evening Shade by popular request following their May 2010 performance. Led by Chad Guyton, International Gold Medal winner of 2002 with The Four Voices, the Sound of Tennessee strives for excellence in four-part harmony delivered in the classic barbershop style. They received the Silver Medal in chorus competition from the Dixie District of the Barbershop Harmony Society at their spring 2010 contest in Greenville, S.C.
Sound of Tennessee has delighted audiences in the Cleveland/Bradley County area for more than 15 years. The chorus performs in small and large venues in the area, including hosting at their Christmas Show benefitting the William Hall Rodgers Basket Fund and annually delivering Singing Valentines to many repeat customers.
Co-sponsoring the opening concert of the season are Charter and The Weather Channel. They will help to commemorate the anniversary of the April 27, 2011, tornados.
“When Charter and The Weather Channel expressed interest in distributing disaster preparedness kits and other important information locally, Evening Shade was the perfect fit,” said Melissa Woody, vice president for the Chamber’s Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Last year’s first night of Evening Shade was one of the first major community events after the April 27 storms.
“The park is a great place for Charter and The Weather Channel to set up and greet concertgoers. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m., but kits will be given starting at 6 p.m. while supplies last. Come early to Johnston Park for your special kit and a great seat!
The free, family-friendly concert series is made possible each year by the Allied Arts Council (AAC) of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. It is funded in part by local sponsors and under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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Bruno Tonioli (toh-nee-OH'-lee)
Judge Bruno Tonioli says James Maslow was outstanding. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Len Goodman and Tom Bergeron
Len Goodman tells James Maslow and his partner he can be hard to please. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Announcer and judges
The judges give James Maslow the first round of perfect scores of the season. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Host Tom Bergeron announces this week's results. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Cody Simpson, celebrity voted off
Cody Simpson says he's a little disappointed. COURTESY: BBC Worldwide Limited and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Kat Perkins, performing "Open Arms"
Kat Perkins performing "Open Arms." COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Usher and Kat Perkins
The other coaches have nothing but praise for Team Adam's Kat Perkins. COURTESY: NBC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Kat Perkins
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Actor Pedro Pascal says his "Game of Thrones" character, Oberyn Martell, has a very interesting look.
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Jennifer Garner, actress
Jennifer Garner says she got to shadow Megan Rogers, the cap specialist for the Cleveland Browns, for her character in "Draft Day."
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Jennifer Garner, actress
Jennifer Garner says she modeled her "Draft Day" character after Megan Rogers, the cap specialist for the Cleveland Browns.
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Jennifer Garner, actress
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Jennifer Garner, actress
Jennifer Garner says she became the water girl for her high school football team.
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Actor Jamie Foxx says his new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be a great one for kids to see.
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Actor Chris Pratt says his his upcoming sci-fi epic, "Guardians of the Galaxy," will be a beautiful action movie.
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Actor Chris Pratt says his his upcoming sci-fi epic, "Guardians of the Galaxy," will introduce people to a corner of the galaxy they didn't know existed in the Marvel universe.
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