Festival Archives - Out! Raleigh 2015
from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm!
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The Kinsey Sicks
With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, eight albums, and appearances throughout the US (in over 40 states), Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia, The Kinsey Sicks hardly need an introduction. For over 20 years, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet has served up a feast of music and comedy to audiences at performing arts centers, music venues and comedy festivals in every kind of town you can imagine! Their award-winning a Capella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned the Kinsey Sicks a diverse and devoted following.
Kurtzweil is a Raleigh, NC based 4-piece band, playing in the genre of indie rock. Kurtzweil started as singer-songwriter Katie Cooper (then Katie Kurtzweil), playing solo shows in various bars and clubs around Europe. After moving state-side, she and Adam Cooper began co-songwriting and performing in various venues around Raleigh as an acoustic duo. In April 2013, they flew out to LA to record their self-titled EP with Josh Igloo Monroy and Eric Denniston. The EP is currently available for sale through their website and iTunes. In May of 2013, Matt Smith (Lead Guitar) and Gregg Dodson (Drums), both coming from solid rock backgrounds, joined the band. The four of them together produce a fun blend of dance, southern, pop, and rock. Kurtzweil is currently playing re-worked versions of the songs from the EP combined with new material, and is working on a full-length album to be released in late 2015.
The god daughter of Otis Williams (the founder and last original surviving member of the Motown vocal group The Temptations) and trained in classical music at the School of Performing Arts, the award-winning SHADINA has been dazzling stages around the country. Performing under the label she started with her mother (LMLD MusicGroup), Shadina has shared the stage with performers like Jennifer Hudson, Icona Pop, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Anita Baker, Demi Lovato, and many more! The album she wrote and produced, Born 4 This, is available on iTunes.
Dylan Michael & The Family
Dylan Michael is a rock singer from Atlanta, GA. His band, known affectionately as “The Family,” is made up of four young and talented musicians from all over the Atlanta area. Each band member comes with their own voice and style. When the group gets together, however, it’s magic. Dylan Michael & The Family deliver a scrappy rock sound, with hints of blues, classic rock and modern day pop, that’ll keep you moving all night. Interested? Come join “The Family” and see what they’re all about!
Raleigh Little Theatre
The Raleigh Little Theatre cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will be performing selections from this groundbreaking, Obie-winning, Off-Broadway smash that also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story. She describes her life’s search for “The Origin of Love” and her other half. It’s a rocking ride, funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile. The show will be playing at Raleigh Little Theatre May 1 - 17, 2015.
Pam Saulsby Trio
Pam Saulsby is an Emmy-award winning journalist, keynote speaker, and recording artist with hands-on community involvement. She enjoys a distinguished 32-year career as a television journalist, and for 20 years she was one of Raleigh’s most well-known and trusted local news anchors. Pam loves singing and you can hear it in every note that she belts out with passion and conviction.
Common Woman Chorus
Our name is derived from a Judy Grahn poem that reads, in part, “a common woman is as common as a common loaf of bread … and will rise.” The Chorus began in the early 1980s as a feminist chorus and has evolved into a woman-positive choral community that celebrates all life styles and gender identities. We are, now as then, committed to musical excellence and social change and perform music that showcases the integrity and inherent worth of each of us. We celebrate our heroes, reflect on the personal and political struggles of women and the disenfranchised, and honor creation, creativity, and song. Since 1983, our performances have instilled our audiences with pride, resolve, empathy, and appreciation — while, yes, filling the room with goose bumps.
Army of Dog
Army of Dog, fronted by Anthony Von Raleigh (who has played every Out! Raleigh in one form or another) has been together since 2012. They’re local scene regulars, backed by Grammy-nominated producer John Custer. Their sound has been compared to a cross between the lyrical landscapes of The Killers, the soul of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and the hard edge and energy of Queens of the Stone Age. They’re very excited to be a part of Out! Raleigh 2015.
Triangle Gay Men's Chorus
The Triangle Gay Men’s Chorus provides a venue for gay and gay-affirming individuals to develop their interests and display their musical talents in a professional manner. The goals are to strengthen the spirit and open presence of the gay community and to offer the public-at-large a positive image of this community.