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The Van Wezel Wins the Weekend!!!

With the chill in the air, and the warmth of the indoors calling, it may be tempting to stay inside this weekend but the Van Wezel is offering two great reasons to come on out and play! Starting tonight, January 14th, 2012 at 8pm, the grand madam of comedy hits the stage. None other than Ms. Whoopi Goldberg herself!

Born Caryn Elaine Johnson in 1955, Whoopi Goldberg won the hearts of her viewing audiences for her portrayal of Celie in “The Color Purple” (1985). Since then, she’s gone on to over 46 Oscar nominations and a staggering 41 wins!

Working most recently in “A Little Bit of Heaven” (2011) and “For Colored Girls” (2010), Ms. Goldberg can be regularly seen on The View where her outspoken and direct commentative energy is just awesome to see…and pretty funny too!

Her dialogue is most often edgy, sharp-witted and thought-provoking as she delivers from her unique standpoint. Her comedy shows are guaranteed to be just as risque with adult-focused themes that resonate with us all. We may be thinking it but, Whoopi’s gonna SAY it!

It’s always a pleasure to see Whoopi in action, bigscreen or flat screen and tonight we can see her live at The Van Wezel Performing Arts hall at 8pm.

How do you follow up a night at the Purple Cow with Whoopi Goldberg??? It’ll take a team of acrobats to even come close!

The Van Wezel is proud to welcome the Golden Dragon Acrobats to the performing hall Sunday, January 15th at 7pm.

Representing a merger of art and culture that have been bringing out joy and a variety of other emotions with it, The Golden Dragon Acrobats embody a time-honored Asian tradition more than 25 centuries old.

Their shows are breathtaking in their artistic detail and choreography. Danny and Angela Chang bring award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, ancient & contemporary music and more together to create this unparalleled art form.

Officially formed in 1967, The Golden Dragon Acrobats have become recognized as the leading Chinese acrobatics company in the United States of America and a global force within the industry as well!

Don’t miss their legendary perfromance at the Van Wezel tomorrow, Sunday the 15th at 7pm.

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