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6th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza

Jan 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Mark your calendars for another one-of-a-kind evening of ragtime, vaudeville and burlesque!

The 6th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza returns to the historic Michigan Theater on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8PM. The doors open at 7pm and preconcert entertainment by ragtime pianists John Remmers, Will Bennett, Eric Shore and Jerry Perrine will be presented in the lobby before the show.

To purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets.

The 2017 Extravaganza will feature another outstanding lineup of talent showcasing the golden age of American entertainment. Joining the River Raisin Ragtime Revue on stage are the vocal quartet Three Men and A Tenor, named Michigans Best Entertainers three times; bass-baritone Daniel Washington, who has soloed with the top orchestras of Europe and is Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance; Miss Miranda, a top burlesque dancer and film star from London; James Dapogny, respected pianist, bandleader and scholar of the ragtime and early jazz eras; Bianca Revels, the tap dancing phenom featured on television’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Showtime At The Apollo;” and Erin Morris and Her Ragdolls, the energetic and charismatic all-girl ragtime and jazz dance troupe.

Now in its 6th year, R4’s Ragtime Extravaganza has already become an eagerly awaited tradition for Ann Arbor audiences. Get your tickets early for the best seats!

PLEASE NOTE: The show includes two burlesque numbers and is intended for mature audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

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Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor MI

R4 Plays R3

Mar 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets are now on sale for this exciting, groundbreaking event!
Don’t miss this tremendous partnership and project, involving MacArthur Genius Reginald R. Robinson, the River Raisin Ragtime Revue, R4 Music Director Emeritus William Hayes and Eastern Michigan University.

Saturday, March 25 2017 the River Raisin Ragtime Revue will present a concert of Robinson’s original compositions, orchestrated by Hayes, at beautiful Pease Auditorium on the EMU campus (8pm). The concert will be recorded for a new CD. This project is particularly significant in that it is thought to be the first time a new collection of ragtime works composed and orchestrated by African Americans has been issued, since the ragtime era. Detroit Public Television will document the project for its program “Detroit Performs.”

Prior to the performance, R4 will partner with EMU students in workshops that discuss the compositions, as well as performance preparation and techniques. EMU students have also been invited to assist in the recording process.

Tickets can be purchased in person with no fee at the following Eastern Michigan University locations:
EMU Convocation Center 10 am to 5 pm Mon – Fri
EMU Student Center 1 pm to 9 pm Mon – Fri
EMU Quirk Theatre 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm Mon – Fri.
Tickets are also available by calling 734-487-2282

This project is made possible with support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pease Auditorium, Ypsilanti Michigan