Alpena Community Concert Association will present its final concert of the 2013-14 season on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Alpena High School Auditorium. The featured performers will be the award-winning team known as Grand Standard Time.
Grand Standard Time is not a new time zone. On the contrary, it is like a musical lightning bolt across the years. It unites the intimacy of a vocal duo with the razzle-dazzle of a fully-staged production.
The dynamic vocal duo of Amy Johnson and Adam Smith will be fully-costumed and choreographed by the talented team at Matt Davenport Productions of Nashville. They are veteran performers who can belt a Broadway tune as easily as a smoldering jazz or R&B ballad.
Through the personal connection with one another, as well as with their audience, Johnson and Smith personify the conviction behind this age-old theatrical tradition.
Johnson, originally from Oklahoma and a graduate of Belmont University, excelled as a dancer from a very young age. Within a home deeply rooted in music, it is no wonder that she would become the proverbial "singer/dancer" not to mention her proficiency on flute and piano. As a Nashville music professional, Johnson's credits include a host of industrials such as choreography for the CMA Awards and recording artist music videos.
From his earliest years, the stage was Smith's favorite place, and since graduating from Belmont University, very little has changed. He too, is a singer, dancer and multi-instrumentalist (guitar and trumpet). He's performed across the United States in musical theatre and in band performances. Recently, he was seen on CBS with Craig Ferguson's Late, Late Show.
Take a musical trip from Tin Pan Alley to Motown with this duo as they create a sentimental journey in Grand Standard Time. For more information about the program or season memberships, visit the concert association's website at www.alpenacommunityconcerts.com or call Nancy Hammond at 356-8749 or David Usher at 471-9182.
Although admission to the Community Concert series is traditionally by membership only, there are always single tickets available at the door for $20 each. All students are admitted free of charge.