Old School Square: START THE YEAR WITH COMEDY, ART & MORE!

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THE FIELDHOUSE LAUNCHES 2016 JAMnasium WITH COMEDY  Get ready to laugh with ANDREW SCHULZ and ESTHER KU, Wednesday at 9 p.m. MTV/MTV2 star, Andrew Schulz is known for the hugely popular Guy Code and is co-creator of The Brilliant Idiots, a #1-ranked podcast on iTunes Comedy Chart. Miami-based Esther Ku, also on MTV2 and a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, was selected by Howard Stern as a finalist in the Hottest Funniest Chick Contest on Sirius Satellite Radio. Presented in partnership with Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club. CREST THEATRE OPENS BROADWAY CABARET SERIES  NORM LEWIS takes the stage Monday & Tuesday at 8 p.m. This Broadway and television star made history as the first African American ‘Phantom’ in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway. He received Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance as ‘Porgy’ in the Broadway production of THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY & BESS. ROBERT D. CHAPIN LECTURE SERIES OPENS JANUARY 14th  Crest Theatre, Thursday at 2 p.m., TOM SANTOPIETRO and TONY DeSARE will present “A Century of Sinatra – The Man, The Music, The Legend.” New York Times Editor’s Choice author, Tom Santopietro and Carnegie Hall headliner, Tony DeSare celebrate the life, legacy and music of Frank Sinatra, the 20th Century’s most celebrated entertainer. Learn the story behind Sinatra’s fascinating and tumultuous life, including surprising romances with Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow, his access to Washington political power, and his hard work and lifelong love of music that took him to unprecedented heights. It’s a “musical lecture” not to miss! FOLK CONCERTS & MUSIC FROM NASHVILLE  MusicWorks presents PETER YARROW in Concert Thursday, January 14th at 8 p.m. As a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow has entertained, challenged and inspired four generations of music lovers. Then January 15-17, it’s LIVE FROM NASHVILLE with a century of hits by some of America’s most iconic songwriters performed by proud alumni of The Grand Ole Opry. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the music that made this country great! Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. January 27th at 8 p.m., LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK, REVISITED stars Johnny Rodgers and Lee Lessack as they “revisit” the iconic 1981 concert performed by Simon & Garfunkel in New York’s Central Park. Get ready for some serious nostalgia as they perform the actual set list from that concert! CORNELL ART MUSEUM GOES WILD BEGINNING JANUARY 13th  WILD is a powerful, new group show of contemporary artwork by 12 internationally recognized artists who are inspired by nature and use their talents to show the beauty and wonder of the natural world. Artwork featured in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide. A portion of proceeds from the sale of artwork in the show goes to The Watering Hole Foundation in support of conservation efforts. WILD also features paintings by more than 20 Plein Air Palm Beach artists, who are inspired by and have captured the beauty of South Florida’s lush landscapes. Museum hours are Tuesday- Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. $5 suggested donation. Exhibition events: Wednesday, January 13th, 6 p.m. – Screening of “Drawing the Line,” a short documentary by featured artist, Alex Beard followed by an Art Talk and Exhibition Preview. Tickets, $5; seating is open. Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m. – Opening Reception; meet the artists, enjoy wine and light bites. DISCOVER YOUR CREATIVE SIDE WITH CLASSES & WORKSHOPS  From art, photography and digital imaging, to writing and performance, there is something for everyone! Adults and kids alike can discover their creative side. Not sure about taking a full multi-week class? Then try one of the many workshops available. Resident and Visiting Artist Workshops cover everything from painting (with a wide variety of mediums and subject matter), to fashion sketching, street photography, fused glass and sculpting with found objects. Download the Fall/Winter catalog at OldSchoolSquare.org or call 561- 243-7922, ext. 317 or 478.