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February 27, 2016
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Time Details:
11AM - Zak Morgan 12:30 PM - Cultural Center of India 1:30 Tracy Walker Band
The Grove Banquet & Event Center
9158 Winton Road

Cincinnati, OH 45231
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Macy's Arts Sampler

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Macy's Arts Sampler is ArtsWave's FREE arts festival across the Greater Cincinnati region. Discover the arts that make Cincinnati amazing with free theater, music, dance, crafts, museum tours, and more. This annual event is generously sponsored by our friends at Macy's. ArtsConnect will be one of the many host sites offering FREE art performances. Activities will at The Grove Banquet and Events Center, located behind the Springfield Township Administrative and Fire Department Complex at 9150 Winton Road.

Macy's Arts Sampler in Springfield Township includes performances by ZAK MORGAN, The Tracy Walker Band and CULTURAL CENTER OF INDIA

Zak Morgan        11am-12pm
Zak Morgan
With a background in children’s literature plus a GRAMMY® nomination for his kids’ songs, Zak Morgan brings all of his life experiences and a simple delight in words and music to his live performances.  His interactive concerts are warm, full of humorous wordplay, and fun for all ages

Craft              12:00 pm-12:30 pm
Kids can enjoy making a traditional rangoli sand art craft. Rangoli is an artform from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Diwali (Deepawali), Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals. They are meant to be sacred welcoming areas for the Hindu deities.

Cultural Center of India        12:30 pm-1:15 pm

Bring your family to this visually stunning show featuring songs and celestial dances from exotic India!  30 dancers dressed in colorful costumes, intricate jewelry and theatrical makeup will entertain you with breath-taking footwork and ancient story-telling techniques. Create a magical moment for you and your family with this spectacular showcase of artistic expression, energy and the beauty that will make you experience Celestial Dances of India.

The Tracy Walker Band    1:30-2:30 p.m.

 For over a decade Tracy Walker has been at the forefront of Cincinnati's independent music scene. Walker’s style sits at the crossroads of Folk, Rock, Country, Jazz and Blues. She released her first solo recording, NAKED to rave reviews. Her second disc, All This Time, she co-produced with Bob James' soundman David Kuhn. Walker's most recent and third release, Coetaneous Vibrations (2013) has been well received by fans and media alike. Tracy's song writing is broad-reaching in its ability to move you, sometimes your heart sometimes your feet. She performs often in varied venues from clubs and bars to festivals. Said of her national festival opening performance for the Indigo Girls, "...those who care about music...were taken by Tracy. It was a startling set. We got goose bumps backstage enjoying people who were enjoying it," said Bob Elias, Event Producer. Tracy has opened for the legendary Joe Cocker and also shared the stage with Melissa Ferrick, Sally Taylor, Blessid Union of Souls, Jerry Butler, Tom Paxton, Antigone Rising, O.A.R., Pamela Means, Holly Near, Alix Olson, Hot Buttered Rum, Mitch Ryder and many others. Tracy has also been able to stretch her talents in yet another direction. Her interest in theater has been played out in shows with the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and Queen City Off-Broadway productions. Walker possesses a soaring alto demanding of attention. She has won two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and two CAMMY Awards for music. She was voted Best Local Musician in CityBeat's Best Of Cincinnati readers' poll. Walker has contributed her talent and time to many fund raising efforts. One of the most important honors acknowleging Tracy's talent and work is the Taft Duncanson Artist in Residency. Tracy was on the judging panel for the National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences Demo Review Panel. She is a mentor for the Songwriter's Summit for Oneness. She has also worked with youth through The True Body Project, Artworks, BOYAC, and ArtSafe. Tracy performs extensively in the Greater Cincinnati region and across the country. Tracy has developed a well-deserved reputation as a fierce performer both solo and with her band.