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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday Night - Award-Winning Cabaret Artist Jan Peters Comes To Lynn!

Arts After Hours and SPIN will present It’s a North Shore Thing featuring cabaret artist Jan Peters with the Tom LaMark Trio on Friday October 21st, 2011 at LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, MA 01901. Tickets are $35 for cabaret table seating and $25 for general seating. For more information, visit http:// artsafterhours.com or call the box office at 781-205-4010.

Prior to her move to Pennsylvania five years ago, Jan Peters was awarded every honor you could bestow on such a performer in Boston. The Improper Bostonian Best Cabaret Act of 2005, Independent Reviewers of New England Best Female Cabaret Artist of 2002, Bay Windows Best Cabaret Performer of 2002, and a 1999 Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Symposium Fellow, to say Ms. Peters is critically acclaimed would be an understatement.

The show, It’s a North Shore Thing, is a mix of old and new songs, some of the numbers people have come to expect and enjoy, some new material, and some funny tunes. There is an audience participation number planned, and a great trio led by musical director/pianist, Tom LaMark. Selections from Broadway and The Great American Songbook are all woven together with funny stories to celebrate her return to Massachusetts and to her new home on The North Shore!

“I have very fond memories of The North Shore,” says Jan Peters. “When I was a kid my family would spend many summer Sunday's visiting my Aunt and cousins and going to the beach. My fear of heights originated right on the Revere Beach Ferris wheel. It got stuck at the top when they were loading up new riders. I can still remember swinging in the breeze high above the beach holding onto my Dad's hand for dear life!”

The show will take place in the state of the art Rantoul Black Box Theatre right in Downtown Lynn’s Central Square. “The arts scene in Downtown Lynn is becoming more and more collaborative every day,” says Corey Jackson, Managing Director. “Ms. Peters was introduced to us by a local Central Square businessman, a supporter of Arts After Hours, and someone who has followed Jan Peter’s amazing career for years. When we got to sit down and listen to her thrilling voice, we knew we had to bring her to Lynn.”

This show continues Arts After Hours and SPIN’s collaboration on several cabaret and jazz events to increase cultural activity and drive more people Downtown. Mark DeJoie, Executive Director of SPIN says, "It's great to see so many people coming downtown to engage in the arts. The cultural activity and commerce that occurs in the Downtown as a result is truly having a profound impact on the Lynn community as a whole."

Free parking is readily available near the theatre. For directions to LynnArts facility, visit http:// lynnarts.org. For tickets, visit http://artsafterhours.com or call 781-205-4010.

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