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A Rockapella Holiday coming to Honeywell

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2011

Wabash Valley Music Association presents A Rockapella Holiday as it hits the Ford Theater stage on Friday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. Rockapella is a five-man vocal group that began in 1986 with four Brown University grads.

With vocal performances being a large focus of television programming lately, a cappella groups are wildly popular again.  Rockapella have become one of the world’s most sophisticated and long lasting vocal groups.  A single concert opens a window on the history of vocal music from vintage Mills Brothers through jazz and rock, to current hip-hop, and gives a glimpse of where a cappella music is heading.

“We’re making every bit as much music as the whole ‘Glee’ chorus, but with only five guys,” says Rockapella’s human beat-box Jeff Thacher.  Their full-band sound is the attraction that keeps crowds returning year after year, a sound that seems improbable coming from just five guys with microphones.  Rockapella is best known for their appearances on the popular PBS children's show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”  To this day, the show's theme song is still the group's most downloaded song.

Tickets for this concert are $15, $25, and $35, and may be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling (260) 563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.

The Honeywell Center is north central Indiana’s premier entertainment facility with more than 3,000 events and 150,000 visitors annually. Concerts, conferences, charity galas, art exhibits, and educational outreach programs are among the diverse events held at the Honeywell Center.  All programs and activities are supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission (a state agency) and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For a complete program listing, visit the Honeywell Center Web site at www.honeywellcenter.org or call (260) 563-1102.