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Patrick Newman

Patrick Newman

The arts have become the foundation for my life, using music as a way to de-stress, design as a career, and a general appreciation of all creative endeavors.

Seth Foresman

Seth Foresman

My experience at the Collective and with Dave, in general, prepared me for so many challenges in life that I did not see or appreciate until I was older. Learning a musical instrument and how to understand music, in general, is a very intimidating thing when you are just starting out and I thought of it as almost a lark when I went to my first lesson back in 1993. That day ended up being the beginning of the rest of my life. I learned I could do things I never thought possible.

Captain Fantastic: SOLD OUT

Captain Fantastic: SOLD OUT

Captain Fantastic: SOLD OUT Yesterday we sold out the Community Arts Center... We had seen the ticket sales rising, and when it passed 1500 we celebrated. When it hit 1700 we were stunned. As it closed in on capacity we were all in disbelief, expecting the sales to...

Captain Fantastic: Putting it All Together

Captain Fantastic: Putting it All Together

Captain Fantastic: Putting it All Together This week we held an extra rehearsal on Wednesday to catch up, after after my decision a week ago to hold extra walk through's of each set instead of full rehearsals. Although, that extra time on for each piece was well worth...

Captain Fantastic: Walking Thru Again

Captain Fantastic: Walking Thru Again

Captain Fantastic: Walking Thru Again This weekend we broke from the usual system of rehearsal, deciding to attack our two scheduled work sessions as walk thru's again. The usual system would have found us doing full rehearsals, performing the entire show each day,...

Captain Fantastic: Walk Thru #2

Captain Fantastic: Walk Thru #2

Captain Fantastic: Walk Thru #2 What a difference a day can make. The Saturday walk through of the Billy Joel set was a continuation of the mostly great rehearsals SPG1 had for the Aerosmith show. Sunday however was a struggle. The difference was like night and day....

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