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Emile Pandolfi, appears in Grayling

Fri, 14 July 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



Artisan Village in downtown Grayling has booked Emile Pandolfi to perform live at the gallery on Friday, July 14, 2017. Emile Pandolfi is a world renown performer and ranks among America’s most popular piano artists. His repertoire focuses on lush, intricate arrangements of Broadway hits, show tunes and standards from the Great American Songbook. Recording since 1991, the pianist’s CD’s have sold over three million copies. This has earned the Emile the distinction of being among the top-selling artist in the alternative music industry.

Emile will be joined by the outstanding vocalist, Dana Russell. If you have not had the privilege of hearing Emile and Dana in concert, go to http://www.emilepandolfi.com/concert-video/ and treat yourself to some great entertainment.

Over the past couple of years Artisan Village has, and continues to provide a “donation only” concert every third Wednesday of the month. The concerts at the gallery are scheduled through Al and Diane Bondar of Dharma Records. Because of the cost of bringing an act of this caliber to Grayling and because of limited seating, there is an admission charge of $25 for this very special event. Tickets are available at Artisan Village or by calling 989-312-3660

In 1976 while Al Bondar was performing in a successful Prog-Rock Duo (Bondar & Wise) they were noticed by a Hollywood production staff and were asked to join a band that could assist Melanie (Brand New Key…roller skate song) in touring her new LP “Photograph”.  When Al went to Hollywood for rehearsals (at Robert Redford’s home) he was introduced to the other musicians that would be a part of upcoming world tour.  That was his first encounter with Mr. Emile Pandolfi.  “During our tour that took us throughout Canada / USA / Australia / New Zealand I became totally immersed with the synergy and magic that Emile could project with an acoustic piano,” commented Mr. Bondar.

Because of the friendship between Emile Pandolfi and Al Bondar and because Emile will be performing at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan on Saturday, Al and Diane were able to coax him into a Friday night side tour to Artisan Village. “This is probably the biggest act to come to Grayling in a very long time,” commented Terry Dickinson, director of Artisan Village, “It is a big financial obligation for a small venue but we are committed to bringing quality cultural experiences to our community.” Tickets are available at Artisan Village or by calling 989-312-3660


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Fri, 14 July 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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AuSable Artisan Village Art Gallery
219 Michigan Ave
Grayling, MI 49738 United States
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