Columbia Basin Allied Arts starts 2018-19 season Oct. 5

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MOSES LAKE — Dance, classic country, Celtic holiday music and a Columbia Basin talent show will be among the performances presented by Columbia Basin Allied Arts for the 2018-19 season. Columbia Basin Allied Arts turned 40 in June, and will be presenting its 41st season of performance. The organization sponsors two different programs; the Premiere series for adults, and the Green Turtle shows for children. All Premiere performances are at 7 p.m. at the Wallenstien Theater on the Big Bend Community College campus. Country singer Carlene Carter opens the Premiere season Oct. 5. Carter is part of legendary country music families with roots deep in the genre. Her grandmother Maybelle was a pioneer of country music, part of the groundbreaking trio the Carter Family; Carlene Carter's mom and dad, June Carter Cash and Carl Smith, were stars in the 1950s, and her stepfather Johnny Cash was a country music legend. Carter has performed both solo and with family members. The first “Columbia Basin Talent Invitational” is scheduled for Oct. 20. The evening will feature live theater, performance art, dance and video from Grant County performers, including aspiring and experienced artists from Moses Lake, Ephrata, Quincy, Soap Lake among others. The talent show is an addition to the traditional four-performance CBAA season. Violinist Geoffrey Castle will perform in concert Dec. 8. Castle is a regional performer and is accompanied by a five-piece band, dancers and singers. The “Celtic Christmas Celebration” will feature the traditional sounds of Ireland. The Yakima Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert Feb. 1. The theme for the symphony's 2018-19 season is “National Heroes,” and will feature selections from Antonin Dvorak, Jean Sibelius and Camille Saint-Saens. Cellist John Michael, Ellensburg, will be the guest soloist. The Rainbow Dance Theater will bring its innovative production to Moses Lake March 1. The company performs modern dance, West African and Haitian dance and hip hop, and mixes them with motion tracking technology, interactive sets and 3D backdrops, among other elements. The company also will be visiting schools in the area.

The Green Turtle season will feature two visits from the Missoula Children's Theater, known for its slightly fractured children's classics. The company casts most of the parts on Monday of the week it visits, works with the cast all week and presents its performance on Saturday. The company will visit Moses Lake Oct. 8 through 13 to present the "Pied Piper," and Feb. 11 through 16, presenting "The Secret Garden."

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