• kathylamar2015webKathy Lamar is back in the Black Box!  LaMar has displayed her vocal talents from Vegas to Shang-hi for the past 30 years and is a favorite performer in the Black Box at the Dogwood.  Kathy has supplied her vocal talents to the likes of Lola Falana, Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, and even Todd Rundgren!

    She sings a diverse blend of jazz, R&B, soul and pop hits - everything from Bob Marley to Ella Fitzgerald. No matter what she sings, Lamar’s powerful voice wakes up a room.

    Accompanying Lamar will be Scott Veenstra (drums), Warren Jones (bass), and Steve Talaga (piano). Veenstra has been drumming for close to 30 years and has played with many musicians, including Quincy Jones, BeBe Winans, Jeanie Bryson and more. Jones appears with both local and national artists on more than 30 CD’s and DVD’s and Talaga has released eight CD’s under his own name, along with playing on several other recordings throughout his career. It’s going to be a great night in the Black Box!

    The event sponsor for the evening is the Dogwood’s own Board of Directors.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $12.50. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of 8 tickets. Please call the Dogwood Box Office to reserve yours today!

    Dogwood Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets may also be purchased at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • buddyhoughtalingBuddy Houghtaling is a Christian singer and songwriter.  He has traveled extensively throughout the United States of America singing at churches, camp meetings, youth rallies, and other Christian fellowship gatherings.

    Buddy has a creative and unique flair for writing.  His lyrics weave together the stories of Christ’s love for His people, His grace and His mercy.  Buddy has been writing, singing and playing songs for over thirty years.  His recorded albums, “Family Reunion”, “Little Lamb’s Song”, “I Will Wait”, “How Many Memories”, “Mercy Road” and “One of Those Clouds”, feature favorite songs for all ages.  His song, ” Here Kitty, Kitty”, which is his interpretation of Daniel in the lion’s den, has played extensively on Christian radio, becoming a number one requested song on Family Life Radio.

    His music reflects various everyday experiences and the personal relationships of people in his life.  Buddy’s concerts have a friendly, relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.  Through his humor, he shows the joy of Christian living while balancing it with spiritual depth.  His goal is to comfort the hurting, strengthen the spiritually weak, and to inspire Christian growth. It is his prayer that all will know Christ’s love and join him in service to Him.

    Presented by Fremont Seventh Day Adventist Church.

    Click here for free tickets! Black Box. General admission seating. 7:00 p.m.

    Dogwood Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets are also available at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • davebennettbennygoodmanMichigan clarinetist Dave Bennett, is an authentic musical prodigy (totally self-taught) who brings to life the classic sound and music of Benny Goodman (1909-1986) with incredible technique, style, beauty of tone and naturalness. Dave Bennett began touring his Tribute to Benny Goodman combo in 2005 and has now performed in over thirty-five US States and Canada and has appeared with over thirty orchestras for “pops” shows. Dave made his Carnegie Hall debut on Nov. 1 2013, featured with The New York Pops, Steve Reineke, conducting.

    Many Goodman hits are in the program: Moonglow, I Got Rhythm, Sing Sing Sing, Airmail Special, Poor Butterfly, Let’s Dance and other classics. Bennett’s mature stage presence, knowledge of the dates and details of Goodman recordings, and his penchant for wire-rim glasses, spats and classic suits, transport listeners back to the time and mood of Benny Goodman’s “swing era”.

    Bennett has made a great impression on several of Benny Goodman’s famous band members: the late vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and pianist Dick Hyman all strongly endorse Dave Bennett as “the closest ever” to Goodman’s sound and style. He has performed with them in the US and Canada and recorded with them as “special guests” on Dave’s two recent Arbors CDs.

    Accompanying Bennett are accomplished artists Paul Keller (bass), Peter Siers (drums), Tad Weed (piano), Jim Cooper (vibraphone), and Hugh Leal (rhythm guitar).

    This program is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council and MCACA.

    Click here to purchase tickets now! $20 adults, $10 kids 18 and under. Main Stage. Reserved seating. 7:30 p.m.

    Tickets are available here online, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont.

    Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event.  For information, phone 231.924.8885.

    NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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    Discover the Big Top Within….Cirque Amongus, a one-day Circus Camp will introduce children, ages 6- 12 years old, to a range of circus skills.  There will definitely be an abundance of fun as participants laugh and giggle while they ride unicycles and tiny bikes, walk a tightrope or with stilts, jump rope, do magic tricks, stay atop a rolling barrel, swing on a trapeze, or learn to juggle.

    In the morning, students will learn each of the 10 different circus acts.  After lunch, they chose their favorite and spend the afternoon perfecting it and putting together an act with other participants, assisted by Cirque Amongus instructors and volunteers.  At the end of the day, when their families come back, the whole troupe puts on a show with their newly found skills.

    The daylong program by Cirque Amongus, a Livonia company that brings all the equipment and instructors for “Circus Day”, will promote teamwork, self-esteem and fun throughout the day.

    This program is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council and MCACA.

    Click here to register. The cost for the day is $30 per child. Children must be ages 6 - 12 years old to participate and the program will be limited to 50 participants.  It will be a full day of activities between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  and followed immediately with a performance for the families at pick-up time.  Children will need to bring a sack lunch.  Light snacks will be provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon.  Advanced registration is required.

    The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event.  For information, phone 231.924.8885.

    NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  For information, phone 231.924.4022.

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  • field-of-dreamsJoin in on the fun and kick off the 2015 Baby Food Festival by watching the film “Field of Dreams” on the big screen!

    “If you build it, he will come.” That’s the ethereal message that inspires Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) to construct a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, “he” seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray. But as the weeks go by, Ray receives several other messages from a disembodied voice, one of which is “Ease his pain.” He realizes that his ballfield has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives. One of these folks is writer Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), whom Ray kidnaps and takes to a ball game and then to his farm. Another is Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine. The final “second-chancer” turns out to be much closer to Ray. That “magical” field in Dyersville, Iowa still draws thousands of baseball-happy tourists each year.

    Starring Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, and Amy Madigan . The 1989 film is rated PG and runs 107 minutes.

    Free admission, donations accepted at the door to help support the programs of the Dogwood Center. 7:30 p.m.