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Lansing Vocal Performer Navigates COVID-19 To Perform Outdoor Show In Old Town

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 10:36:04-04

LANSING, Mich. — Renowned Vocal Performer Sarah Wallace will be featured through the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA) Concert Series on Saturday, August 22nd at 7pm in Old Town Lansing. This performance will take place in the large lot behind UrbanBeat. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Attendees will be able to order food and beverages. Local restaurant/bars (UrbanBeat, Creole, etc.) will be open. Tickets for the event are $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door, and $5.00 for students. To purchase tickets visit www.urbanbeatevents.com [urbanbeatevents.com]. The performance will also be available via livestream on social media for those who wish to view the show that way.

Sarah’s engagement was originally scheduled for May and titled Eta Aquariids before being postponed due to COVID-19 shutting down indoor performance venues. “Coming from a family of performers, and growing up in theatre, it was always instilled in me that the show must go on,” says Wallace. “I was bound & determined to make this happen, even with some performers, including my friend Yvette Robinson being unable to perform, and getting the opportunity for other performers like my cousin Matthew Jacob McCoy to join us for the show. The silver lining is that I was able to build relationships with the other performers, presenters, and collaborators throughout this process.”

Sarah decided to name the rescheduled engagement Quantum Harmonies. “I am fascinated by the universe. There is a definite rhythmic and harmonic flow in the motion of the universe,” said Wallace. In addition to Sarah performing, Quantum Harmonies will also feature a variety of other artists as well including professional pianist, Liudmila Bondar, and professional violinist & viola player, Dilek Engin-Stolarchuk. Guest artists will include professional instrumentalist & trumpet player Jordan Lopez, poets Ruelaine Stokes & Jeremy Hurt, and scratch artist Matthew Jacob McCoy. Wallace continued, "I see each artist as a unique shining star dancing to the rhythmic beat of their own heart, and in-turn, lighting up the world with their own special fire!”

Sarah started her performance career at the age of 3 and her professional career at the age of 5 as Caroline Kennedy in Accidentally Exalted for the Kenneth Robbins Opera Company, St. Paul, MN. She has a BA in Music – Vocal Performance from ORU in Tulsa, OK and has since become a member of the professional Actors’ Equity Association. Being a native to Lansing, as a child and adult she performed at the Okemos Barn Theatre, Civic Theatre, Boarshead Theatre and at Dart Auditorium. Throughout her career she has appeared in a myriad of roles in musical theatre, plays and operas, throughout the Midwest, New York Metropolitan area, southern states, and in the countries of Australia and Peru. Last summer, she produced Patriotism and Musical Fireworks at the Turner Dodge House and Heritage Center, was a featured soloist for the show Summertime in Mt. Vernon, OH, and has currently appeared as a soloist throughout the Lansing area. Being a multi-faceted artist, Sarah has a global vision and encourages all ages to tap into their artistic potential. She teaches private voice and beginning piano lessons at the School of Rock in East Lansing and is currently enrolled in an online Master’s of Law with an International Business focus at Regent University School of Law.

For more information on Sarah Wallace, and her work visit:
https://www.facebook.com/sewallaceseclecticart/ [facebook.com]

Direct Link to purchase tickets to Quantum Harmonies at UrbanBeat visit:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4638622 [brownpapertickets.com]

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