Alive & Kickin’ Celebrates Rock & Roll

By Andy Lien March 1, 2013

Categories: Arts & Culture, Featured - Home Page, Our Scene

Photo by Tom Sandelands

Photo by Tom Sandelands

A fun variety of rock favorites are being presented by the senior group, Alive & Kickin’. This weekend they offer tunes ranging from Queen, the B-52’s, Foreigner, to Elvis Presley at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Director Michael Matthew Ferrell is known for his terrific choreography for Theater Latté Da. Jason Hansen is the musical director.

Ferrell shares “there are so many misconceptions and attitudes toward seniors and this group helps break those down. They are in the momnet, unpretentious and don’t sweat the small stuff. They are the people who have built this country and have seen it all. They have an understanding, wisdom, and zest for life that can only come from decades of experience.”

Alive & Kickin’ sings Hank Williams, Janis Joplin, and Michael Jackson. The show’s variety appeals across racial and sexual orientation divides. At last year’s concert at Old Arizona, Jeffrey C. Nelson, Ferrell’s partner, sang Can’t Help Loving That Man of Mine which just goes to show that this may be a group that came up when gay people were typically not even spoken of, but which is clearly in the groove of our changing times.

Love is Alive… & Kickin’!
A Musical Journey on the Roller Coaster of Love
Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington
Fri., Mar. 1 at 7:30 pm
Sat., Mar. 2 at 2 & 7:30 pm
(952) 563-8575

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