STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford's Palace Theatre is set to kick off its new Showcase 61 series on Friday.
The series begins at 8 p.m. and features Norwalk singer/songwriter Karen Zimmer. The series will feature "performances by up and coming artists, food from downtown restaurants, and beer and wine," representatives with the Palace Theatre said in a news release.
The series will continue with violinist and singer/songwriter Ada Pasternak on Oct. 4, Canyon on Oct. 17, and guitarist and songwriter Joe Robinson on Oct. 25.
Palace Theatre members are admitted free for Karen Zimmer, Ada Pasternak, and Canyon and tickets for members for Joe Robinson are $10, according to the release. Residents are asked to call the Box Office to reserve tickets at 203-325-4466. Tickets for Karen Zimmer, Ada Pasternak, and Canyon are $5 for non-members with tickets for Joe Robinson priced at $20 and may be purchased online at www.SCAlive.org or by calling the Palace Box Office.
The following are the biographies of the artists, courtesy of the Palace Theatre:
Karen Zimmer, a Norwalk singer/songwriter, blends elements of folk, blues and country with a hint of pop to create her unique sound. Her first original song, "My Angel", was based on an old poem she had written years earlier. She is currently working on an album at the Factory Underground Studios in Norwalk
Singer/songwriter/violinist Ada Pasternak was born in Moscow and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of six. Ada was classically trained on the violin, winning numerous competitions and awards. In 2007 Ada was awarded the Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music. It was there, after experiencing her first love and heartbreak, that Ada discovered her ability and passion for singing and writing songs.
Currently hailing from Connecticut, Canyon is a 28- year-old vocal powerhouse. She is known by those that have seen her perform to be a captivating singer/songwriter with haunting and heart-wrenchingly honest songs. Performing with just an acoustic guitar, her catchy vocal melodies will immediately grab your attention while the intimate lyrics and stories she tells will keep your ears guessing. Known for performing with an intensely raw passion and conviction, her sound will cut you deep and hit a nerve.
Joe Robinson plays guitar like Ali boxed, like Einstein knew theoretical physics and like Hitchcock made movies. The gifted young virtuoso and 2008 winner of Australia’s Got Talent has defined himself as a budding pop-world visionary, deftly walking a tightrope between the instrumental music that put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, country and R&B that’s entirely his own.