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  • The Grand boasts beefy lineup of events for February

  • February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's jam-packed with top notch entertainment at The Grand.
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  • February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's jam-packed with top notch entertainment at The Grand.
    February entertainment begins Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. live at the Baby Grand with Seldom Scene. The group continues to amaze fans and influence future generations of musicians with their skilled musicianship and intricate vocal harmonies. The New York Times called the progressive group "quite simply the best bluegrass band in the world."
    Take a journey to The 5th Dimension with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The Grammy Award-winners are celebrating their 40-year career with this anniversary show featuring their hits, both as members of The 5th Dimension ("Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In," "Up, Up & Away ") and as a duo ("You Don't Have To Be A Star").
    If you're a fan of the movies "Hairspray," "Pink Flamingos" and "Cry Baby," you won't want to miss John Waters: This Filthy World (Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.). This one-man show is a "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash." Giving bad taste a good name for more than 40 years, Waters is known to "filth followers" everywhere with his over-the-top classics.
    Little girls everywhere will jump for joy on Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. when they see "Angelina Ballerina: The Musical," co-sponsored by DuPont. Angelina and her friends are all aflutter to show off their skills to a famous visitor to Camembert Academy. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the CG-animated series, "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps" on PBS KIDS, this family-friendly show will have the entire audience dancing in the aisles.
    Gable Music Ventures and The Grand are bringing Angela Sheik to The Grand on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. This special performance will allow a small 120 seat audience to be on stage with Sheik. Never before has an audience had the opportunity to experience a show while sitting on the Copeland Hall stage.
    Living legends of gospel music, five-time GrammyAward-winning Blind Boys of Alabama will hit the Copeland Hall stage on Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. The group has attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans more than 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing. This is a foot-stomping, roof-raising celebration not to be missed.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Midtown Men return to The Grand on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. The group reunites the stars from the original cast of Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys in a dynamic concert featuring pop hits from the '60s, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Four Seasons. Disclaimer: This is not a production of "The Jersey Boys."
    Ina Garten, host of Food Network's "Barefoot Contessa," discusses her flavorful life in this delicious evening of conversation with James Beard nominated food writer Patricia Talorico on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. The event will be followed by audience questions, and signing of her best-selling cookbooks.
    Come to The Grand on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. for an acoustic evening with Matisyahu. Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu was nominated for a Grammy Award and has established a reputation for being a reggae superstar. The New York Times said his music is "for believers, with a groove for everyone else."
    Classic Albums Live Presents: Eagles – Hotel California (Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.) takes the classic rock album you love and recreates it live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Hits such as "Life in the Fast Lane," "Wasted Time," "Victim of Love," The Last Resort" and the album's classic title track will be performed live, along with an encore of Eagles hits and fan favorites from their incredible career.
    The Grand and Opera Delaware are joining forces to present H.M.S Pinafore on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. "H.M.S. Pinafore" is Gilbert and Sullivan at their finest. Performed by the internationally known New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the comic operetta spoofs opera conventions and British social mores in a convoluted tale of mistaken identity and star-crossed lovers.
    But that's not all, The Grand continues to add new programming to their 2012-2013 season line-up. Please visit The Grand's website for all updates and to view what is in store for the entire season.

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