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Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

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Located in the heart of Downtown West Chester, PA, the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center serves as a local venue for live performance, film, education, life, and culture. With eight resident companies, three seperate performance spaces, and over 50 performing arts organizations within a 10-mile radius, Uptown! has quickly become a thriving part of the downtown community. Visit Uptown's about page for more information. See a video tour here!

The Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380. Call 610-356-ARTS(2787) or e-mail info@uptownwestchester.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

2019

CURTIS ON TOUR VOCAL QUARTET: AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 7pm | Ticket Information
See the future stars of Classical Music featuring students alongside celebrated alumni and faculty!

LIVE THE STREAM: THE STORY OF JOE HUMPHREYS
Monday, February 11, 2019 | 6pm | Ticket Information
Join Uptown for a fundraising event and screening of the award-winning documentary: Live the Stream! Enjoy appetizers, cash bar, fan merchandise, raffles, and a meet and greet with Joe Humphreys after the film.

DUELING PIANOS
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Ticket Information
Dueling Pianos features a new duo of talented and entertaining pianists each month. Audience driven, it's never the same show twice! Additional 2019 dates include 3/14, 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26, 10/24, 9/14, and 12/12.

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR: PAULA JOHNS presents "THE LOOK OF LOVE"
A TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH & DIONNE WARWICK
Friday, February 15, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Uptown! as they recount the relationships between Burt Bacharach & Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield, Streisand, Marlene Dietrich, Elvis Costello and many others.

OSCAR SHORTS 2019: ANIMATION & LIVE ACTION
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 3pm | Ticket Information
Back again and better than ever - this is YOUR opportunity to predict the Oscar winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool) before they're announced on January 22, 2019.

OSCAR SHORTS 2019: DOCUMENTARIES
Sunday, February 17, 2019 | 2pm | Ticket Information
Back again and better than ever - this is YOUR opportunity to predict the Oscar winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool) before they're announced on January 22, 2019.

SPEAKER SERIES: FROM RADICAL HOMEMAKER TO RADICAL ENTREPRENEUR with SHANNON HAYES
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Combining domesticity, love of community, and entrepreneurial fire, Shannon Hayes fueled a world worth living in and hearing about.

BLUES N' BREWS at UPTOWN featuring VICTORY BREWING COMPANY
Friday, February 22, 2019 | 6:30pm - 10pm | Ticket Information
Back by popular demand! Each ticket gets you one souvenir cup, raffle entry for giveaways, craft beer all night, (1) water, (1) soda, and entry to see all musical acts. A food truck will be on site. Don't miss it!

WORLD CAFE LIVE presents LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 7pm | Ticket Information
Live at the Fillmore has become the most popular and best know tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band.

MID-WINTER POPS! with the CHESTER COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 3pm | Ticket Information
The Chester County Youth Orchestra is proud to present its Third Annual Mid-Winter Pops Concert! The orchestra will perform music from stage and screen, including music from Star Wars, Wicked, and more!

BETTER THAN BACON: IMPROV COMEDY
Friday, March 8, 2019 | Ticket Information
Friday, May 3, 2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
Better Than Bacon performs in completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by your suggestions and interactions. Every word and action is completely made up on-the-spot, so you'll never see the same show twice!

KENNY WHITE featuring JANIE BARNETT
Friday, March 15, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his "thrilling" and "unique" piano playing, Kenny White is a talented singer/songwriter and a successful NYC-based record producer who has written, performed, and produced music for hundreds of TV and radio commercials, film soundtracks, and more.

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS: SECOND ANNUAL WC STUDIO CHILDREN'S GALA
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 1pm-4pm | Ticket Information
Enjoy performances by the Professional Youth Program, Uptown Singers, West Chester Studio Singers, Broadway Kids Cabaret and Broadway Kiddos. In addition, guests are invited to enjoy a reception and silent auction while their children attend theatre games hosted by professional theatre staff.

THE CELTIC TENORS
Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 2pm & 7pm | Ticket Information
It's all about the music, the harmonies, and the fun with the Celtic Tenors! They'll be performing songs such as Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, Nessum Dorma, and other favorites.

SPEAKER SERIES: WHO AM I NOW THAT I'M NOT WHO I WAS? with JULIE MAY
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Join Julie May and friends in celebration of her life and performance (including songs from 25+ years of performances in the Greater Delaware Valley).

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR presents MIKE BOONE QUARTET with WCU'S JOHN SWANA & JAZZ PRODIGY, MEKHI BOONE
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
Don't miss Mike Boone as he plays with saxohonist Tony Williams, pianist Trudy Pitts, WCU's John Swana, along with Mike's jazz prodigy and son, Mekhi Boone.

RTC presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
March 29-April 21, 2018 | Ticket Information
Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards! Recommended for ages 10+.

TEMPLE GRANDIN MOVIE presented by THE BARN at SPRING BROOK FARM
Monday, April 1, 2019 | Ticket Information
Grandin triumphs over prejudice to become an innovator in the field of animal care, and a lifelong advocate for humane slaughtering practices.

SPEAKER SERIES: THE CHESTER COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION presents SCOTUS IN ACTION
WITH DEAN RODNEY SMOLLA & HON. JUDGE JUAN SANCHEZ
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 6:30pm | Ticket Information
A new edition of one of the highlights of the 2018 season, Dean Rodney Smolla and Judge Juan Sanchez will dramatize a hearing before the US Surpreme Court in a current, controversial and complex case.

WORLD CAFE LIVE presents OVER THE RHINE
Saturday, April 20th 2019 | 8pm | Ticket Information
Described as "lovely, heartbreaking, and an ultimately uplifting musical mosiac", "understated, country-tinged charm", and "subtle and elegant with airy musical arrangements and breathtaking vocal harmonies" - you don't want to miss this talented wife-husband duo featuring Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler.

WEST CHESTER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT presents SENSATIONAL STRINGS
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | 7pm | Ticket Information
This concert will feature the award-winning WCASD string ensembles as they perform selections from varios musical genres including classical, jazz, opera, rock, and pop. Don't miss their 3rd Annual Concert!

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR presents TERELL STAFFORD with RHENDA FEARRINGTON
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
Stafford is recognized as incredibly gifted and versatile, combining a deep love of meloy with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Joining him is Rhenda Fearrington, an Uptown fan favorite with her warm, authentic presentation of Jazz Standards and soulful originals.

UPTOWN'S ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH
Sunday, May 12, 2018 | 11am-2pm | Ticket Information
Whether it's a girls day out or mothers joined by their loved ones, Uptown's Mother's Day Jazz Brunch is both delicious and entertaining! Featuring WCU's jazz pianist, Terry Klinefelter and her trio, as well as The Uptown Divas: Rhenda Fearrington, Sharon Sable, and Sara Michaels.

BETTER THAN BACON GIVES BACK BENEFIT
Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 7:30pm | Ticket Information
For the 3rd year in a row, Better than Bacon Improv is proud to team up with Uptown and Act in Faith for their post-Thanksgiving fundraiser.

HEARING HANDEL'S MESSIAH with EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EARS
Monday, December 3, 10 & 17 | 10am-12pm | Ticket Information
While frequently heard in performance today, the rich musical and texted references of Handel's oratorio often edcape modern day listeners. This presentation is designed to occur on successive Mondays in December. Each session will last two hours.

Visit UptownWestChester.org for a complete listing of events and information.

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