New Ground concert highlights week ahead in Huntsville area (Video)
For him, the concert is a labor of love. The band is five years old, and Im one of the original members, said Mr. Weis, who lives in Millbury. Ive been playing the trumpet since the fifth grade. The band holds four concerts each school year on campus and four at other venues, said Fred Dais, its director. We always do one as close to Veterans Day, Nov. 11, as we can, he explained. This years veterans concert will be at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Theater at Owens Toledo-area campus, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg. Two years ago, the veterans concert observed the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, and last years was in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed African-American pilots who fought in World War II and were the first black aviators in the U.S. armed forces. Both were sold out, Mr. Dais said, hastening to add that the concerts are free. There are 500 seats, and we had standing room only.
The two remaining concerts are Sunday and Wednesday. The last time the group played Los Angeles was 2009s Sounds of the Universe World Tour, which included three sellouts two at the Hollywood Bowl and one at the Honda Center in Anaheim. But those standing-room-only crowds are no surprise. For more than 25 years, the City of Angels has been one of the groups biggest markets. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Depeche Modes groundbreaking, near sell-out concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. On Saturday, Depeche Mode (vocalist Dave Gahan, guitarist-keyboardist Martin Gore and keyboardist Andy Fletcher and a supporting drummer and keyboardist) were in top form. Gahan wearing black pants and a black vest that exposed his chest and arms was half rock god, half seducer, strutting around the stage, shaking his hips and rump with equal gusto. Gore, who normally is subdued behind the guitar or keyboard, also prowled the stage and smiled at the audience. In dark glasses, was Fletcher, standing in the back tickling the keyboard. The massive, stripped down, two-tier stage was dominated by a large video screen backdrop illuminating trippy and stylish images. The 19-song set opened with two Delta Machine tracks: Welcome to My World and Angel. It then shifted to hits mode with a string of audience favorites Walking in My Shoes, Precious, Black Celebration, Policy of Truth and Barrel of a Gun that kept people on their feet, dancing and singing along.
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This concert tops the look at The Week Ahead here in the Huntsville area for September 29 through October 5, 2013. Benefit concert, spaghetti supper features New Ground Gospel music groups New Ground and AlversonBoyd headline a benefit concert to be held at Shipps Baptist Church in Gurley on Saturday, October 5th. The concert will begin at 6 p.m., with a spaghetti dinner ($5 per plate for take out or donation for dine in) preceding it at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. There will also be a cake auction and snacks available for sale during the concert. The dinner, auction, snack sale, and concert will benefit the building fund for a local resident in need of a new house. Shipps Baptist Church is located on Little Cove Road in Gurley, Alabama, one block south of U.S. Highway 72 and just east of Rock Cut Road. For more information, call 256-776-9452. Other events happening this week… SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES at Sharon Johnson Park, Friday, October 4, and Saturday, October 5. LOVES IT in concert at Lowe Mill Village Concerts on the Dock on Friday, October 4. VILLAGE OF PROMISE presents Marian Wright Edelman at the VBC North Hall on Thursday, October 4. ALABAMA A&M CONCERT in the VBC Arena on Friday, October 4. SPA & SWIM SPA SHOW in the VBC South Hall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 4-6.