FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's date: February 7, 2013
Contact: Diana Roth, (412) 471-8717; firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, February 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Benedum Center
Pittsburgh, PA- The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present an explosive performance from DRUMLine Live on February 26, 2013 at the Benedum Center. Continuing its fourth US tour, DRUMLine Live’s energetic cast has honed its precision and energy with years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States.
This versatile group of musicians and dancers combines dramatic lighting, intricate choreography and vibrant effects to the stage in an explosive and energetic performance. Experienced in a wide range of music and dance, DRUMLine Live takes on contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown tunes, and the traditional marching band brass sounds in its musically diverse shows.
The Tennessee Journal reviewed the performance, raving: “The spectacle did not disappoint as the cast dazzled the audience with fancy footwork, comedic scuffles and a blast of marching band tradition…By the end of the hair-raising gospel routine, members of the band were playing in the aisles and the entire audience was brought to their feet…Audience members who thought the stage would be the last place to see the cast were surprised when every cast member…flooded the aisles to dance out to the lobby.”
DRUMLine Live’s diverse group of performers brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds to create a unique, stage marching band performance. This performance is a part of the 2012-2013 Trust Presents series, sponsored by Cohen and Grigsby.
Tickets start at $28 for DRUMLine Live on February 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., at the Benedum Center may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, online at www.trustarts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at special discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930.
About DRUMLine Live
DRUMLine Live traces its heritage back to the Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU), institutions of higher learning established before 1964 to serve the African American community. The drum line tradition began over fifty years ago at Florida A&M University, which is considered the nation’s preeminent black college marching band school. HBCU marching bands began as support for college football teams subsequently developed into a sport of their own, featuring characteristic high stepping, funky dance rhythms, and diverse musical repertoire. HBCU marching performances culminated in large-scale competitions, drawing more than 60,000 fans, and, recently, with films such as Drumline, backed by a flurry of high profile marching band appearances, this tradition has caught the nation’s attention.
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