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Music at the Museum featuring the Sally Smith Adams Band

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sally Smith Adams (piano) and Valerie Gillespie (saxophonist and vocalist) promise to wow the audience with renditions of jazz legends at the Courthouse on April 21.  Do you go for Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith and other jazz legends?  If so, call 341-6427, Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, One Courthouse Square and reserve your seats. 

Lovers of jazz piano may have heard Sally Smith Adams perform locally, and will enjoy her again.  She has been performing professionally all her life, and is a graduate of the University of Buffalo in New York.  She has performed in the Borscht Belt, and is recently returned from St. Thomas where she played locally.

Performing with Ms. Adams will be Valerie Gillespie, and she will show her expertise on saxophone and vocals.  Ms. Gillespie has been fortunate to have played with Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles and others. She travelled extensively with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra, and you may have seen her in the Tampa area. Ms. Gillespie admits to being influenced by Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn and others, and she is eager to share her talents.

Dave Morgan will round out the evening with percussion, and this trio should not be missed.  Tickets are $20 and include appetizers and a cash bar is available.  Doors open at 6:00 and the concert starts at 7:00.  The concerts have been sold out this year, so call early and reserve your tickets to hear “Women in Jazz.”

The latest exhibition in the John Murray Davis Rotating Exhibit Gallery - Art Teachers Art

Exhibit Closes Friday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m.!


INVERNESS - - The Art Teachers Art exhibition is in celebration of the creative creations of the art teachers both current and retired from Citrus County. The Museum is proud to present the Third Annual Art Teachers Art Show with a special exhibition opening which was held on Wednesday, March 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.                 

“Orginality,  imagination and inventionness is clearly evident in the works of Citrus County’s art teachers on view in this exhibition,” notes Kathy Turner Thompson, Citrus County Historical Resources Officer. “From abstraction to realism and three-dimensional assemblages, every possible approach is explored in the vibrant works on view.”

With a vast array of original works of art from over 18 art teachers on display, participating teachers in this art exhibition

For large groups, Thompson recommends calling to schedule a tour before the exhibit departs on Friday, April 15th at 4:00 p.m.. The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum can be reached for more information at (352)341.6436 or e-mail katherine.turner@citrusbocc.com.

Citrus County Historical Society

The Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. (CCHS, INC.) was originally formed in 1963, and incorporated in 1979. Operating as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, it accepts tax-deductible donation in the active pursuit to "preserve and further the knowledge of the history and pre-history of Citrus County and nearby areas."

Since 1985, the Citrus County Historical Society has been located in The Old 1912 County Courthouse, located at 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida. The historic Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.Call (352) 341-6428 to order historic photographs for your home, office or business. Please consider becoming a member and volunteering with one of our many programs, events or councils. 

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