This will be the fourth time “The Divas” are on stage at the
in Bigfork. Their performances are noted for music sung in close harmony with
fun and excitement. This time they will be celebrating summer and all the fun
that it brings to the North Woods. They mix nostalgia, and the sounds of
more recent music all combined with laughs and joy. With a wide variety of
music, instruments, and styles, these ladies aim to please the variety of
tastes of everyone in the audience. Their mix will not only include the music
and songs but the assortment of instruments they play. The place is the Edge Center
in Bigfork on Friday, June 3rd and the time 7PM. Price
$10 adults. Children $5. Edge Center
Having varied backgrounds, The Divas bring an assortment of many musical tastes, and particularly enjoy playing “their” arrangements of music. Rosie Gams, singing lead, is originally from Embarrass, where she began singing in grade school and sang with several groups before “The Divas”. Sharon Rowbottom, a native of
singing at the age of 10 and received a vocal scholarship at . She has a varied
background from performing with other local bands. Shannon Lee Gunderson is
from Mesabi Community College who sings lead vocal and harmony.
Starting with piano lessons starting at age four and going to college on a
musical scholarship, she also played with several groups including a show band
for eight years. Shannon also toured for the USO in the Rawlins, Wyo. Mediterranean.
“The Divas” are based in Virginia Minnesota, but range as far as their music talents and time will carry them, which include
and neighboring states. After more than 15 years together, they know what
audiences in the Midwest like and meld those
“likes” into a repertoire they call “The Spectrum”. Audiences love their close
harmony of 30’s and 40’s style music of the days gone by, and their 50’s and 60’s
rock and roll which always provides an audience hit. By adding some country,
western, pop folk, and, don’t forget jazz,, the music really earns the title of
being a spectrum of good sounds.
Here is a sample of the music from the first half: THAT’LL BE THE DAY, ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK, ME AND BOBBI MAGEE, BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN , I CAN SEE CLEARLY, AND NOW THOSE WERE THE DAYS.
With the second set honoring service men and women of all services and all ages, the Divas picked music is from WWII. This will pull lots of memories up and give you a lasting impression. Here is a sample of the second half music: GOODY GOODY, BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY, MR. SANDMAN, STRIP POLKA, and an all time favorite LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH.
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So, for a another good time with “The Divas” special musical talents and a great time to bring in the summer, come and see them at the Edge Center in Bigfork on June 3rd at 7PM. This show is for the whole family with adult tickets $10 and students $5. See you then and bring your dancing shoes for a swing around the orchestra pit in front of the stage.