Minerva’s Roxy Theatre will host “Over There: The Music of World War I,” a concert performed by the Joseph Rubin Orchestra on Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 pm, in commemoration of the centennial of the Armistice, Nov. 11, 1918. The Roxy performance will be the only performance of this concert in Stark County, and is sponsored by ArtsinStark, Mapes State Farm Insurance, and Minerva Community Charitable Fund.
“Over There” will feature familiar songs such as “Over There,” “K-K-K Katy,” “Smiles,” “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm,” “Goodby Broadway, Hello France,” and more in their original orchestrations by the 12-piece Joseph Rubin Orchestra and vocalist Heidi Swinford. Rubin is an expert on American popular music and specializes in “living history” concerts and recreating the music of 1880-1949 in a historically accurate manner. He is the curator of the Ted Lewis Museum, and the founder of the Canton Comic Opera Co.
Tickets for the concert are $20 each or two for $35, and are available at the Chamber office or on www.eventbrite.com