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Spring 2019 Preview





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Spring 2019 Preview





More Martin Videos....

  • Season 10
  • Celebrating 10 years
  • Digging Through the Darkness
  • Sybarite5
  • Peterson Toscano
  • Lawler + Fadoul
  • Christopher Taylor
  • Spring South Arts Films
  • Let's Talk Arts



Digging Through the Darkness, documentary film

Evening of Health, Wellness & the Arts
The 5Browns: Digging Through the Darkness

Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Millennium Centre ~ FREE
Reception 6 p.m., Q&A w/Diondra & Desirae to follow film

The five Brown siblings went to Julliard together, were called the “Fab Five” by 'People' and featured on 'Oprah' and '60 Minutes. The three sisters, however, had a secret, abused by their father as girls. This film tells their “story of determination, healing and bravery.”  Watch the trailer


306 Hollywood, documentary

306 Hollywood, documentary film

Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Ball Hall Auditorium - FREE
Q&A, reception w/filmmaker to follow

An excavation of grandmother’s house turns into a magical-realist journey in search of the life that remains in the objects left behind. Housewife, fashion designer Annette Ontell lived seven decades in the same house. Elan and Jonathan Bogarín “playfully peek into odd corners” (Hollywood Reporter) in this epic metaphor of memory, time and history. Watch the trailer   Visit the website


Sybarite5, concert

Sybarite5, concert

Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church
105 S. Boone St., Johnson City ~ $20/15/5

Purveyors of an eclectic repertoire from Bowie to Radiohead and Akiho to Assad, Sybarite5 is known for its experimentation with sound and programming with a goal of “redefining the rules” and changing the perception of chamber music performance. “An experience that will satisfy your inner rock star and your secret Mozart,” says the Arizona Daily Star.  BUY TICKETS     Visit the S5 website


Peterson Toscano

Peterson Toscano, comedy/activism
'Everything is Connected'

Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Bud Frank Theatre, $15/10/5
Climate Change Panel ~ Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Millennium Center Room 137B ~ FREE

Through his one-person comedies and lectures, Peterson Toscano takes on social justice concerns and humorously explores topics of gender, sexism, racism, privilege, climate change and LGBTQ issues. BUY TICKETS  Visit his website


Hale County This Morning, documentary

Hale County This Morning, This Evening, documentary film

Monday, March. 4, 7 p.m., Ball Hall Auditorium - FREE
Q&A, reception w/filmmaker to follow

Composed of candid moments in an Alabama community, RaMell Ross' film trumpets the beauty of life and consequences of race, a testament to dreaming, despite the odds. 'The Village Voice' calls it “a new cinematic language being born.” Watch the trailer   Visit the website


Lawler + Fadoul

Lawler + Fadoul, concert

Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., Mathes Recital Hall ~ $15/10/5

Flutist Zara Lawler is known for innovative work that combines music, dance, theater and poetry. She and marimbist Paul Fadoul met as members of an educational ensemble called Tales & Scales. Now, as Lawler + Fadoul, the duo offers audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair,  indie rock sensibilities, high art and pop culture.  BUY TICKETS  Visit their website


Christopher Taylor, piano

Christopher Taylor, concert

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church ~ $20/15/5

The Boston Globe dubbed Christopher Taylor “the leading American pianist of his generation,” while The New York Times calls him “frighteningly talented.” Among his generation of pianists, Christopher Taylor stands out as an innovative musician with a diverse array of talents and interests. Taylor makes “the keys all but levitate,” says the Times.  BUY TICKETS   Visit Taylor's website  


Minding the Gap, documentary

Minding the Gap, documentary film

Monday, April 15, 7 p.m., Ball Hall Auditorium ~ FREE
Q&A, reception w/filmmaker to follow

With over 12 years of footage, debut filmmaker Bing Liu discovers connections between two of his skateboarder friends' volatile upbringings and the complexities of modern-day masculinity in the documentary 'Minding the Gap.' Liu weaves a story of generational forgiveness while exploring the precarious gap between childhood and adulthood.  Watch the trailer   Visit the website



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