Hawkeye Community College Artist Series Set for 2014-2015 Season

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WATERLOO—The Hawkeye Community College Artist Series will open its 2014–2015 season in October with a slate of diverse entertainment. The season continues the tradition and excitement of past Hawkeye Artists Series. Each performance begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Tama Hall Auditorium on the college’s main campus, located at 1501 E. Orange Road in Waterloo. Tickets are $10 each and $7 for those under 18. Hawkeye Community College students will be admitted free with a student ID card and a ticket. It is suggested that interested individuals order their tickets early as many of the performances sell out quickly. Ticket sales begin Monday, July 7, and can be ordered by calling 319-296-4464. Additional information can be found on the college’s website at

The first artist show of the series begins on Thursday, October 9, with “Who Loves You? – A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.” This show consists of four young Broadway veterans, who recreate the music and stories of the great era of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Various songs, include Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Candy Girl, and Ronnie - all smash hits, which changed musical history forever. This group will take you back to the 50s capturing all those great songs of its time.

The second artist series show is on Thursday, November 6, with two of the most impressive celebrity impersonators in the business -- Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo – as they pay tribute to two of music's greatest icons – Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. Owens and Anzaldo sing some of the most memorable music ever written and exchange banter so spot-on to their characters that you feel like you've been transported to the celebrity concert you always wished had happened. “Barbara and Frank – The Concert that Never Was” is a performance you won’t want to miss!

“Sweet Potato Pie” will perform on Thursday, March 5. This show has been entertaining audiences for more than a decade with their classy blend of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music mixed together in a style they call “sweetgrass”. Hailed as the “Lennon Sisters of Bluegrass”, their show revolves around their beautiful three-part harmonies, hard driving instrumentals, and down-home humor. With classic songs from Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, The Judds, and many more along with their chart-topping original songs, you are in for a sensational night of family entertainment.

The final performance for this year’s line up for the Artist Series will be Thursday, April 16. This performance features “The Duttons”, with a wide array of musical genres. They combine beautiful vocal harmonies, instrumental expertise, high-energy dancing, and hilarious comedy. Throughout the show, each Dutton plays at least six different instruments. This versatility is just one of the reasons they were finalists out of more than 100,000 acts on NBC's America's Got Talent. The Duttons have appeared on PBS, the four major networks, and at their own theater in Branson. Experience a family having fun and making great music.

Presenting sponsors, which help offset costs for the Hawkeye Community College, include Community Bank & Trust and Max and Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation. Patron sponsors include Hawkeye Bookstore, PDCM Insurance, and Woolverton Printing Company. In addition, private donors make it possible to continue bringing great arts to Hawkeye at a very reasonable price. Your donation to support the Artist Series at Hawkeye is tax-deductible and allows the Hawkeye Foundation to continue bringing quality performances to the area. All gifts of $25 for more will be recognized as “Friends of the Arts” in all programs for the season. Funding for this series is an annual undertaking. The goal is to establish an endowment that would provide a permanent funding source. Show your support and become a member of “Friends of the Arts” today! For more information on how you can support the arts, contact Karen Gebel at 319-296-4464.