Etna, CA, Saturday, May 14, 2006, Wit (http://www.wit.us) Last night it was standing room only as Wit performed at Acoustic Night May 13, at the Avery Memorial Theatre for a one-night-only performance. Wit was accompanied by Guitarists Rick Perkins, Mike Duguay, and Ralph Conklin. All proceeds of this benefit concert will go to the Avery Memorial Theatre.
“The Avery Memorial Theatre was packed for this three hour performance. Artists came from neighboring states just to perform and support this theatre,” said Wit, singer-songwriter. “There was so much energy through-out the show, It was an awesome event”.
The Avery Memorial Theatre lost a major contributor and has had a difficult time raising the funds needed to complete the conversion to a performing arts center. It is using performance nights like this one to raise funds and increase awareness.
Composer, singer-songwriter, author - Wit is an artist who incorporates his musical influences of rock, classical, and new age with a zen style of poetic lyrics.
Nicknamed, “The Observer”, one cannot box Wit into one category. Wit plays many instruments and styles, he enjoys singing rock the most. Wit’s vocal style ranges from overtone singing, classical, jazz, pop, and rock.
In addition to writing and performing rock, Wit is the author of, "Secrets to the Universe ". His thought-provoking (sometimes controversial) observations of the Universe, which he transfers into poetry, inspirational thought, and lyrics, inspire his fans to a newfound enjoyment for life as well as discovery. Wit is creating a new art (Zen Rock). With this synergy of disciplines that is thought provoking and complex he is leaving his imprint on American Music.
About the Avery Memorial Theatre
The Avery Memorial Theatre, constructed in 1957, was purchased by the City of Etna in 1985. At that time, conversion began to make this former movie theatre into a performing arts center to be used by local schools, drama, and music groups as well as by outside choirs, bands, speakers and educational groups. The Avery Memorial Theatre still needs funding to complete the conversions.
About the Scott Valley Theatre Company (SVTC)
The Scott Valley Theatre Company (SVTC) was formed in 1980. The Company took over custodianship of the Avery Memorial Theatre and is the driving force in converting it to a performing arts center by sponsoring fundraisers, producing plays, and promoting the arts to help finance the conversion.
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