PARLOR IN THE ROUND

Run Time: 150 min. Rating: Not rated

Starring: Candice Ivory, Jamie Whiteman, Mikey Kher, Vevin Worrell

Parlor In The Round makes its long-awaited return to the stage! Alaska’s musical game show – its a songwriter showcase with an improv twist! Three artists trade tunes, stories and even make songs on the spot based on written submission from the audience.

Known as the Queen of Avant Soul, Candice Ivory came up in Memphis to a family steeped in the musical traditions of the Mississippi Delta. Her musical education took shape on Memphis stages, and carried her to NYC where she took part in the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead residency at the Kennedy Center. There she continued studies at the New School University where she was mentored by jazz legends. Candice’s alchemy of traditions and inventions have given her a sound that is unique but familiar, with her mesmerizing vocals at the center of her compositions.

Jamie Whiteman is an Alaska music success story. He began sharing songs at the Under 21 Open Mic, honing songs that would soon become the Tanana Rafters repertoire. While the Rafters became a staple on the Alaska music scene, Jamie volunteered for the Under 21 Open Mic to keep the stage open for other young musicians and in a few short years became the director, and grew the program under the Non-profit Northern Culture Exchange. All the while Jamie worked tirelessly as a member of the Parlor crew in every role from poster-hanger to production consultant. We are excited to celebrate new songs from our long time local champion!

Mikey Kehr is a punk with a heart of gold. As frontman for Anchorage’s emo outfit, Rival Dads, Mikey delivers molten-glass vocals over churning guitar riffs, summoning equal parts angst and sorrow. With all their intensity, Mikey’s songs are disarming by way of immediate vulnerability and unmasked emotion. While spending much of his adolescent years grounded, Mikey learned to mimic the sounds of pop punk and emo records on his older brother’s guitar. At 15 Mikey attended a life-changing punk show and knew that the stage was where he wanted to be and he’s been writing, recording and touring since. Recently he’s returned to his DIY roots as a community-creator platform Twitch where regularly performs for his more than 11k fans.

GA $25 pre-sale, $30 the day of the event

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