The Burlington County Library System recently announced two winter and spring entertainment series: Friday Nights at the Library and Sundays on Stage. Shows will be held at the Burlington County Library auditorium in Westampton.
Friday Nights at the Library will feature live music and dance performances. Tickets for each performance are $10, and all shows begin at 7 p.m.
First up is “Everyday People: A Tribute to Sly and the Family Stone” on Feb. 8. The performance will feature live music and costumes. The Philly Soul Collective will perform “A Tribute to the Kings and Queens of Motown” Feb. 15. The show will feature songs by The Temptations, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, The Delfonics, Sam Cooke and more.
March 1 will see Gypsy World Dance perform folk dances from all over the world. Closing out the series on March 15 is “To the Max: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin and Earth, Wind, and Fire.”
Sundays on Stage is a series of free one-hour music and theater performances. Doors open for each show at 1:45 p.m.
Vocal and piano trio Follow the Drinking Gourd will present “The Power of African American Music to Inspire” Feb. 3. The group performs new takes spirituals, ragtime and bebop jazz. The trio returns Feb. 17 for “Titans of Song: A Musical Tribute to Robeson and Anderson,” featuring the music on Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson. Doug Wonder will present “I See Magic,” an afternoon of interactive magic and dance Feb. 24.
On March 3, the Divine Hand Ensemble will present a program of music played on a theremin, a music instrument that is played without touching. Singer Charlie Zahm, fiddler Tad Marks and guitarist Steve Hobson perform a selection of John Denver favorites March 10.
Singer-songwriter Ellen Woloshin will perform original songs and covers April 7. The artist has written songs for Dionne Warwick, Ben Vereen and LaToya Jackson. Finally, on April 28, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Blvd. off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For tickets or more information, visit bcls.lib.nj.us.