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Alhambra Performing Arts Center (APAC), under the direction of Chef and Artistic Director Bill Yee, will present the renowned Miskey Mountain Boys in the first Alhambra bluegrass concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church, 1850 W. Hellman Ave., Alhambra.
A bluegrass band like no other, The Miskey Mountain Boys features the world class musicianship of Michelle Lynskey, John W. Marshall, Evan J. Marshall, Alex Finazzo, and Deborah Kollgaard. Individually, they have performed all over the world and at such events and venues as the Hollywood Bowl, The Disney Studios, Pops Symphony Orchestras, the Tournament of Roses, and the United Artists Theater in Los Angeles. They have also been featured performers in radio, television, and film, including the Academy Awards, A Prairie Home Companion, and HBO’S series, Big Love. Their combined talents and expertise create this incredible, one-of-a-kind band that seamlessly blends jazz, classical, and swing with traditional bluegrass into a new genre they lovingly call Classgrazz.
A talented and powerful slap bassist, Ms. Lynskey is also a classically trained vocalist and dancer. She has performed such roles on the stage as Jenny Lind in Barnum, Louise in Gypsy, and Fiona in Brigadoon.
One of the most recognized and lauded slap bassists in bluegrass, John Marshall trained classically as a violinist at the Occidental College of Music in Los Angeles. Inspired by the playing of Craig Bluemel, Mr. Marshall’s passion for bass has led him to be a pioneer in the art of slap-bassing, combining rhythm and melody like no other in his field.
Evan Marshall is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso and is generally regarded as the world's premier solo performer in the duo-style. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called him "one of the few great musicians of our time."
Ms. Kollgaard is one of the most accomplished and sought after cellists in Southern California. Currently a member of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, she has also performed with such groups as the Pacific Symphony, the Los Angeles Music Center Ballet Orchestra, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, and the New Mexico Symphony.
The chefs from the Alhambra Culinary School will provide the appetizers during the intermission. A free-will offering will be taken during the intermission for the artists and to help fund the free culinary training program for veterans.
Mr. Yee has provided free concerts from his APAC for the past 13 years and also owns the Alhambra Culinary School & Catering Services (ACCS). ACCS specializes in one-day culinary workshops for veterans, which includes a complete uniform and cooking equipment.
For more information, call Mr. Yee at 626-230 5435, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.