Well, 2022 is ending for A Dante Production. We are hard at work for 2023! Remember to save the date of March 25, 2023, as we celebrate our fifth year in Florida. I must say the years have gone by faster than I imagined. We have had our ups and downs, but we have had more ups than downs. We have added to our roster:
The Divas of Jazz
Dante's R&B Divas
Individual Musicians Chris Clarke (RIP)
Jaquay Pearce- Violin
Jeanine McAdams- Piano
We are still adding; however, we are not ready to say who at this point. We have GOOD news; we now call the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center home. They are closed for a short period of time to remodel, but below is the new look in the lobby and walkway to the lobby.
A Dante Production is excited about the coming changes for the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center.
We are planning some surprises for the reopening. When was the last time you really got dressed up to see a concert? What about a Date Night? We are planning to grab some of the musicians from their tours to provide you with "A Touch of Class" entertainment with some frequency. The reopening of the Ormond Beach Performing Center will be the musical event of the year, and you can enjoy music in the new seats. A walkway with new signature bricks will be another added attraction; you can buy a brick with your name on it.
As CEO, I have been asked many questions about who I really am. The publisher, Mr. Gary Johnson, of that great online magazine Black Men in America.com makes some very interesting comments. The one that resonates in my mind is about helping others. As I retired and moved to Florida, I found that I lived in an area that could use some entertainment. Growing up around some musicians and singers in Philadelphia, I was surrounded by music, so I decided to use my knowledge to help others in my area.
What is music to me? Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. Therefore, I wanted to make others feel as good as I do when my mind needs uplifting. Music is a language that doesn’t speak words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.
The cast that makes A Dante Production Tick is bigger than you think, and it stretches into many states. The behind-the-scenes cast--past and presen--includes Ms. Talina Massey of North Carolina; Ms. Antoinette Bruno of Maryland; Mr. Leroy McClendon, Mr. James Womack, Mr. Emanuel Cowan, Mr. Gary Johnson, Ms. Donna Gray Banks, Ms. L.D. Robinson, all of Florida; and Baker Financial Services of Georgia. Just think! All these people are behind the scenes, plus all the musicians! This is what truly makes A Dante Production Tick!!!
For the past four years, we have cultivated a #Team to make a Dream Work.
Remember March 25, 2023! Come and help us celebrate!