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Arts Briefs for Sept. 17, 2015


HipHarp show to benefit local children’s music therapy

Tickets are now on sale for HipHarp for the Arts, an Oct. 17 show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall to benefit music therapy for local children with special needs. The event is presented by the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach. Deborah Henson-Conant will perform her unique musical offerings with a chrome 32-string “hipharp.” Henson-Conant combines music and theater in a one-woman show, and is a Grammy-nominated recording artists who sells out shows across the country with her bright blue, custom-designed electric harp, strong voice and wicked sense of humor.

A variety of tickets are available, including general admission (open seating—$45 for CCPVB members, $50 for non-members), individual VIP tickets (preferred open seating with admission to a VIP cocktail reception from 6 to 7 p.m. on the night of the show—$100 each for CCPVB members and $110 each for non-members) and sponsor tables (including table with reserved seating for 10, 10 passes to the VIP cocktail reception, open bar all night at the Concert Hall and sponsorship recognition). Contact Toni Boudreaux at (904) 280-0614 x 202 to reserve a VIP table.

A portion of the proceeds from HipHarp for the Arts will directly benefit the Music Therapy outreach program at CCPVB. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the Oct. 17 concert, and the concert will begin at 7:30. To learn more or purchase tickets online, visit

Bonnie Yales to visit Beaches Art Fest

Festival-goers will have to opportunity to meet artist Bonnie Yales in the Beaches Museum lobby at 381 Beach Blvd. during the upcoming Beaches Art Fest, Sat., Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Yales’ watercolors and mixed medium paintings are often inspired by Jerusalem, where she has spent considerable time. Her work is currently hanging in the State Capitol Building in Boston, and enriches more than two hundred and fifty synagogues in the United States. Yales’ works are displayed in 31 states including two synagogues in Jacksonville, the Episcopal Church in Lexington, Mass., and Harvard Memorial Church in Cambridge, Mass. Yales is a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach.

A portion of the proceeds generated from artists fees by Fine Art Appreciated is donated to the non-profit Beaches Museum and History Park which is dedicated to community outreach and educating the public.

“9 to 5” opens this week at Alhambra

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the nation’s longest running professional dinner theater, will run 9 to 5: The Musical presented by Brumo’s Automotive from Sept. 16 through Oct. 18. Because the timing of 9 to 5: The Musical coincides with October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Alhambra will be working closely with The Donna Foundation, a local charity that raises money to bring awareness to and fight breast cancer.

Tonight, Sept. 17, during what is typically a “preview night” performance, the Alhambra will host The Donna Foundation as it unveils its 2016 Brushed Bold calendar with a fundraiser reception. The reception will feature a cocktail hour introducing the models, all breast cancer survivors, used as “live canvasses” in the photography for the calendar as well as a gallery-style first-look at the photographs. Tickets are $100 for this particular event and can be purchased through The Donna Foundation by calling 904.355.PINK. Regular preview night tickets will also be on sale and are $38 and can be bought through the Alhambra box office, but do not include the pre-show reception or a donation to The Donna Foundation.

9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. 9-5. Set in the late 1970s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought provoking, and even a little romantic.

Show time is 8:00 p.m. for evening shows. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturday are at 1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and brunch starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is at 2:00. Doors open at noon and the meal starts at 12:15 p.m. Ticket prices start at $35, and includes dinner, show and parking. Call the box office at 904.641.1212 or

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