A Tribute to the TRIO
Saturday, August 28, 2010
The Strand Theatre
117 North Park Square
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Ticket prices from $27-$33 for this energetic, family friendly, and enduring presentation of classic folk rock sounds from the Kingston Trio songbook. Proceeds from this performance will benefit the Stewart-Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and the Friends of The Strand.
About Banks & Shane
Banks & Shane is “Atlanta’s Entertainment Tradition,” combining exceptional talent, consummate showmanship and professionalism, and over thirty years of experience. Banks Burgess and Paul Shane began performing in Atlanta in 1972. Over the years, they have performed both in the U.S. and around the world, on concert stages, nightclubs, at ski resorts, and almost every venue imaginable. They have recorded 12 albums, owned and operated one of Atlanta’s most popular restaurant/supper clubs, and have traveled to Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and London, representing the Atlanta Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Delta Airlines, and The Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association. Throughout their career, Banks & Shane have donated their time and talent to dozens of local charities, and have been cited by both the Governor of Georgia and the Secretary of State of Georgia for their many contributions.
In 2008, they joined with Jim Durand, a member of bands that have performed with Tony Bennett, Robert Plant, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, and many other renowned musical acts, to put together a show that captures perfectly the energy, exitement, and fun of the original Kingston Trio concert performances. Their renditions of folk favorites from the Kingston Trio songbook are performed faithfully and authentically, with acoustic instruments and three voices in joyful harmony. Their performance of these classic folk tunes creates an emotional climate that is both nostalgic and fun filled. Not suprisingly, these Trio tribute performances have earned glowing reviews and attracted sellout crowds.
About The Strand
The Strand Theatre, a noted landmark on the historic Marietta Square in Cobb County, got its start as a major motion picture house in 1935. The Strand provided movie entertainment to thousands of people of all ages until it closed its doors as a movie house in 1976. The building housed a number of business ventures until 2002 when it was vacated and allowed to deteriorate. Community leaders organized an effort to both save and restore the Strand. With financial assistance from the community, donatedmaterials/ services by several contractors, and a substantial loan, the Strand was restored to its former glory. It re-opened to the public as the Earl Smith Strand Theatre during December, 2008.