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Local singing and dancing group offers a little of everything

The New Dawn Singers, a group of college-age singers and dancers, will perform at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

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The New Dawn Singers, a group of college-age singers and dancers, will perform at Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center on Saturday.

By BARBARA L. FREDRICKSEN

Arts and Entertainment

Whether you go for Broadway or Branson, the New Dawn Singers should provide something you like.

The Eustis-based song-and-dance group has a 44-year record of well-received, high-energy shows at performing arts centers, county fairs, theme parks, schools and churches.

They six-member group will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center as part of the PHCC Foundation's series of shows.

"The New Dawn Singers is a traveling group that performs wholesome, family entertainment," said Courtney Boettcher, marketing coordination at PHCC. Since its inception, the group has traveled thousands of miles to perform throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Members are college-aged performers who do jazz, tap, ballet, swing, Irish step dance, hip-hop and modern dances. After intense auditions, those chosen commit to traveling with the group for one year.

Their song repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s to the 50s, Broadway tunes, movie themes, country, disco, pop, Top 40 and beach music.

Future shows in the PHCC Foundation series are:

8 p.m. Feb. 5: Barrage, a Canadian group that combines music, song and dance, featuring high-powered fiddling and contemporary dance ($30, $26)

2 p.m. Feb. 14: Singer Paul Edison does "An Afternoon of Love Songs" with songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Vic Damone and others ($20, $15)

8 p.m. Feb. 20: Surf's Up gives a tribute to the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean and other beach party bands ($30, $26)

2 p.m. March 20: The Diamonds, the successors to the group that made hits of Little Darlin' The Stroll, Why Do Fools Fall in Love? and Silhouettes ($20, $15).

Profits from the PHCC Foundation support college scholarships, health programs, the three libraries, faculty and staff development, and academic equipment for the college. The foundation also underwrites sabbaticals and supports faculty development through endowed faculty chairs.

Whether you go for Broadway or Branson, the New Dawn Singers should provide something you like.

The Eustis-based song and dance group has a 44-year record of well-received, high-energy shows at performing arts centers, county fairs, theme parks, schools and churches.

The six-member group will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center as part of the PHCC Foundation's series of shows.

"The New Dawn Singers is a traveling group that performs wholesome, family entertainment," said Courtney Boettcher, marketing coordinator at PHCC. Since its inception, the group has traveled thousands of miles to perform throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Members are college-age performers who do jazz, tap, modern, ballet, swing, Irish step and hip-hop dances. After intense auditions, those chosen commit to traveling with the group for one year.

Their song repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s to the '50s, Broadway tunes, movie themes, country, disco, pop, Top 40 and beach music.

Future shows in the PHCC Foundation series are:

• 8 p.m. Feb. 5: Barrage, a Canadian group that combines music, song and dance, featuring high-powered fiddling and contemporary dance ($30, $26).

• 2 p.m. Feb. 14: Singer Paul Edison does "An Afternoon of Love Songs," with songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Vic Damone and others ($20, $15).

• 8 p.m. Feb. 20: Surf's Up is a tribute to the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, and other beach party groups ($30, $26).

• 2 p.m. March 20: The Diamonds, the successors to the group that made hits of Little Darlin' The Stroll, Why Do Fools Fall in Love? and Silhouettes ($20, $15).

Profits from the PHCC Foundation support the college's scholarships, health programs, three libraries, faculty and staff development, and academic equipment. The foundation also underwrites sabbaticals and supports faculty development through endowed faculty chairs.

If you go

What: New Dawn Singers

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Pasco-Hernando Community College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey

Tickets: $20 and $15, all seats reserved. Call (727) 816-3707 or buy tickets at the PHCC New Port Richey campus store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

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