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Posted: 2012 Sep 28 - 00:32

Space Coast Music Festival to benefit elementary school

Entertainers Against Ruining Their Home Awareness, Jack Link & Associates and the city of Cape Canaveral are preparing for Saturday, Sept. 29 when the city of Cape Canaveral will be hosting the Space Coast Music Festival, a benefit for E.A.R.T.H. Awareness's music in the schools program.

The Space Coast Music Festival is celebrating the kick off of the 50th anniversary of the city of Cape Canaveral and will be held at Manatee Sanctuary Park , 701 Thurm Blvd., Cape Canaveral.

Cost is $5 to enjoy 10 hours of non-stop music.

This year's recipient is at Cape View Elementary School in Cape Canaveral.

Aside from the unprecedented big stage talent and the beautiful waterfront setting, the event will feature a renowned and diverse array of critically acclaimed art, craft and food vendors. It will also feature an Eco Awareness Village celebrating National Public Lands Day.

Two stages of continuous music will feature top notch talent filling the day with unprecedented music. An international recording artist has been secured as the headliner.

The two headlining bands represent what is best of Cape Canaveral, the space program and the beautiful beaches.

The No. 1 attraction in the Caribbean, Grand Cayman Island's Own Superstars HI TIDE, Quintessential Island Style Music and the second national headliner Rocket Ranch will feature the amazing piccolo bass work of LA session musician Paul Ill. Paul was raised on the Space Coast and is one of the most national recorded artists from the Space Coast. He has recorded with such greats as Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera and others, he has 27 platinum albums and many recordings to his credit.

Space Coast favorite original band, The Bone Dogs; the rocking tunes of Fun Pipe; John Quinlivan's Heartbreaker Band, featuring vocalist Shelly Maloney; the trippy jam styling's of New Gravity; Entertainer of the Year, 2011 - The Spanks Band; hard rocking Starring Blind; the folk and country stylings of Steve Hodak, Jon Parrot, Rich Deems and Eddie " Willie Nelson " Clevenger are already scheduled to perform.

There will be a classic car show cruise by High Performance Hot Rod promotions and many children's activities, kayaking, a drum circle and more.

Festivities will kick off with a VIP cocktail party at Rusty's Seafood in the Cove at Port Canaveral on Friday, Sept. 28 from 7-10 p.m., featuring jazz sensation Ocean Breeze.

The music festival will be held on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

There will also be a music memorabilia silent auction, raffles and more fun awaiting the music fans.

Make sure to buy your chance to win an autographed guitar.

From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. an after-festival jam will feature the performers from the event, mixing it up with Space Coast sensation Luna Pearl at Baja Taverns and Eats in Port Canaveral.

The show will be held rain or shine. No coolers or outside food or drinks, no pets or bad vibes. Come enjoy a fun-filled weekend of great music, silent auction, kids activities and fun. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend a musical day to help buy instruments for the kids at Cape View Elementary School .

For more information and special packages, call (321) 613-2275 or email info@earthawareness.org

Attention golfers

The VFW Men's Auxiliary Seventh Annual Golf Tournament, in memory of Clint Parsons, will be 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Mallards Landing, 2750 Lake Washington Road, Melbourne.

Proceeds go to NANA's House for neglected, abused, needy or abandoned children.

This an 18-hole best ball, shotgun star. Be at the course at 6:30 a.m. Mulligans will be sold three for $5.

There will be prizes for first-, second-, and third-place teams and closest to the pin and longest drive.

Entry fee is $50 per person for a four-man team, and includes green fees, cart and buffet-style meal at the VFW Post 8191, 4130 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne.

The fee can be paid at the VFW 8191 or mailed to the address above.

To sponsor a hole, the cost is $100 per hole.

All entry fees and hole sponsors must make payment by Sept. 15.

For more information or to sign up, contact Eddie Weber at (321) 751-9300 or Nick Lewis at (321) 253-0035.

'Menopause the Musical'

Menopause the Musical is playing the King Center for the Performing Arts Friday through Sunday, Sept. 28-30 at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more is "Menopause the Musical."

This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for more than 10 years.

It's the hilarious celebration of women and the change.

Shows will be Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.menopausethemusical.com.

Family Fishing Day

The Anglers for Conservation present the 2012 Family Fishing Day Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. at Manatee Hammock Park, 7275 S. U.S. Highway 1, Bellwood.

The "Hook Kids on Fishing" program is for ages 6-16. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, call (321) 750-3374, email irlcoast@gmail.com or visit www.fumcpsj.com.

Sebastian Inlet State Park to host 'Night Sounds' concert series

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Sebastian Inlet State Park will feature a concert in the "Night Sounds" program series on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Hosted by the Friends of Sebastian Inlet State Park supporting National Public Lands Day, the concert will showcase recording artists Billy Mure, Debbie Murphy and the Top Hats.

The five-piece Top Hats play all the great sounds from every generation back to the 1930s. Be prepared to dance to Swing, Dixieland, Big Band, Jazz, Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues.

The Top Hats play instruments: including the guitar, banjo, keyboards, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet and French horn.

Billy Mure is 96 years young, and his resume includes the who's who of the late 1950s and 1960s.

He played guitar on records by Paul Anka, Perry Como, Eddie Fisher, Marty Robbins, Bobby Darren, Steve and Eydie, Mitch Miller, Rosemary Cooney, Connie Francis, Cole Porter, Johnny Mathis, Patti Page, Barbara Streisand, Liza Minelli, Ray Charles, Carole King, Sam Cook, Peter Nero, Al Hirt and many others.

Billy Mure is credited with writing 243 songs on the BMI database.

Billy Mure played on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" for six years. His list of TV shows that he has appeared on continues with Jimmy Dean, Barbara Streisand's first TV Special "Barbara," "Your Hit Parade," "Sing Along with Mitch" and the "Ed Sullivan TV Show."

Debbie Murphy's incredible career led her to be the lead singer for top bands, such as the Billy May Orchestra, Bob Bachelor Orchestra, Hal McIntyre, Johnny Long Orchestra, where she sang the top hit "Shanty in Old Shanty Town" and the Pee Wee Hunt Orchestra, where they recorded for Capital records.

This starts off the fifth year of the "Night Sounds" at Sebastian Inlet State Park with a good time journey down memory lane. Be ready to smile, dance and reminisce.

The concert will take place at the pavilions on Coconut Point, located on the south side of Sebastian Inlet. The concert is free with regular park entry fees.

For more information about Billy Mure, Debbie Murphy and the Top Hats, visit www.billymure.com. , www.debbybrown-murphy.mynetworksolutions.com and www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6kfl7r71k.

For more information about the concert, call (321) 984-4852 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/sebastianinlet.

This event will take place at Sebastian Inlet State Park 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9700 S. Highway A1A

Melbourne Beach.

'Music on the Hill' returns

"Music On The Hill" will resume performances starting the last Sunday of each month.

On Sept. 30, the program will be headlined by musical theater performer Hunter Curry, 19, who starred in "Fiddler On The Roof" at the Henegar Center.

Also performing, will be Angela Tucker, 16, violinist and pianist; and Lainey MacKinnon, 12 year-old singing sensation.

Admission is a $5 donation request.

"Music on the Hill" will be at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 3115 Friendship Place, Rockledge.

The event is sponsored by the Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard Inc.

For more information, call (321) 254-3398 or visit www.CAFOB.org.

'Ride for the Children'

On Sunday Sept. 30, the Viera Elks Lodge will host its ninth annual motorcycle ride to raise money for The Elks Children's Therapy Services, an organization that provides in-home physical and occupation therapy to Florida children, without regard to their ability to pay.

The ride will start and end at the Elks lodge at 5820 U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge (between the Alamo and Clayton's on the west side of U.S. Highway 1).

Prizes will be awarded based on points gained by rolling dice at each stop. First prize is an Apple iPad with Wi-Fi, valued at over $600. There will also be a prize for the fewest points.

The cost is $10 per vehicle and $5 for extra rolls. All vehicles are welcome.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with vehicles out at 11 a.m. and last one in at 3:30 p.m. Breakfast is available from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $6.

Come join the fun and support a good cause.

For information, call (321) 537-0946 or (321) 431-8466

Jazz Band to perform

The Central Brevard Humane Society Jazz Band will perform 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Super Flea & Farmers Market, 4835 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne.

All donations raised will help to create awareness and financial support for Brevard's homeless animals.

For more information, call (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com.

'Sunday with the Symphony'

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra will present "Sunday with the Symphony" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Barnes & Noble, 1955 W. New Haven Ave., West Melbourne.

Gain insights into the BSO's 2012-13 season, "DREAM," with music director and principal conductor Christopher Confessore, listen to BSO musicians perform and enter to win prizes.

For more information, call (321) 726-8817 or email crm2834@bn.com.

Platinum Coast Chorus of Sweet Adelines International

There will be a community performance of the Platinum Coast Chorus at the Brevard Cultural Alliance's "Fall for the Arts" at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, on the corner of Highland Avenue and Eau Gallie Boulevard, Eau Gallie Arts District, Melbourne.

For more information, email dmilligan3@cfl.rr.com.

A world tour with band classics

The Central Florida Winds presents performances written for winds, from composers Alfred Reed, Gustav Holst, Ron Nelson, Roger Nixon, Percy Grainger and Norman Dello Joio.

The first performance will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Suntree United Methodist Church, 7400 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne.

The second performance will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Riverside Presbyterian Church, 3400 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach.

A regular Central Florida Winds concert has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Suntree United Methodist Church.

The members of the Central Florida Winds are volunteers from Brevard County, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Deland, Fort Pierce and Vero Beach.

For more information, visit www.cfwinds.org, email cfwinds@gmail.com or call (321) 223-6688.




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