Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Thursday Afternoon

A FREE Local Music Showcase Experience at Whitaker Center

February 6, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Swing by Whitaker Center two Thursdays each month for Thursday Afternoon - a new, ticket-less, FREE live musical event designed to showcase exceptional local and regional talent!

Bring your lunch and enjoy hidden, local musical treasures in the AMP Lobby or Kunkel Gallery! Come and go as you please!

Shawan and the Wonton - Songs, soul and a taste of New Orleans, with Mike Dempsey on the Steinway concert grand piano
Thursday, February 6, Kunkel Gallery

Born and raised in Harrisburg, Shawan Rice currently lives and works in New Orleans. With each performance, Rice invites the audience into her world of poetic lyrics and haunting melodies as she draws inspiration from her life experiences. The vulnerable and transparent nature of her approach to music leaves the listener with an experience like no other.

From blues to jazz to gospel-esque music, her deep, introspective lyrics and sound harken back to the 1960s rock scene, drawing inspiration from bands like The Doors and Pink Floyd. Rice has the unique ability to connect with each audience on a personal level in voice and style often compared to Amy Winehouse (who Rice admits is her biggest influence), Alicia Keys and Billie Holiday. 



Also coming up on the Thursday Afternoon series:

Domingo Mancuello
Thursday, February 13, Kunkel Gallery
The Daydream Trio: Drew Gress, Phil Haynes, Steve Rudolph
Thursday, March 5, Kunkel Gallery
Jake Sherman
Thursday, March 12, Kunkel Gallery

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:
Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation

Contact: Jeff Lynch - Series Curator
717-233-1826 - jeff@jefflynch.net


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