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The Polka Dots
Local favorites, The Polka Dots, will provide a performance at Franklin Park Arts Center on Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 540-338-7973.
The Polka Dots are a lively acoustic group from Lovettsville, Virginia. Sisters Aislin and Nora Kavaldjian and local favorite Kris Consaul deliver a fun-filled, fast-paced, unique set featuring numbers from yesteryear to next year. Selections include old time, vaudeville, gypsy swing, and early jazz tunes, with original compositions as well. Their eclectic mix of tunes, combined with a penchant for quick instrument switches and smooth three-part harmonies endear the Dots to audiences of all ages. This is a show you won't want to miss!
Their first album, Knee-Deep, traverses a broad spectrum of forms, from traditional string band tunes (Old Joe Clark), to gypsy swing (Limehouse Blues), dance numbers from the 1920s (Sister Kate), gospel standards (Gospel Plow), and the blues. The girls' original music is a fresh blend of these many influences. The Dots have particular affection for the story-song, evident on The Finned Witch; Daisy is a plaintive and tuneful lament for a lost love; while Valentines Blues is a wry commentary on dating; and Old Fat Cat is a unique (and funny) allegory about cats (and people). All the selections on the album transmit the Dots' infectious love for music of all types, and their palpable musical energy.
These young musicians love to play and reinterpret old music for modern ears. From old-time tunes, gypsy swing numbers, blues and gospel standards, to their own original songs, the Dots make music that is fresh and always fun.
The Franklin Park Arts Center opened on February 2, 2008 after more than a decade of fundraising and construction. The 2012 summer season runs thru August. For more information visit www.franklinparkartscenter.org