DADE CITY — Local musicians and artists showcased their talents at the 17th annual Moonlight and Ivory held at the Dade City Woman’s Club on Saturday.
Moonlight and Ivory is presented by the Heritage Arts Center Association in matinée and evening performances. It includes vocal and instrumental renditions of show tunes, classics, contemporary, jazz, sacred and original pieces by adult performers. The event also includes a visual arts exhibition with contributions by local artists in a variety of media.
Dolores Riego de Dios, 78, who performed each year for about 10 years gave her farewell performance at this Moonlight and Ivory singing “Memory” from “Cats” in both shows. She received a standing ovation after both performances upon leaving the stage. Riego de Dios has done vocal performance for 30 years.
Moonlight and Ivory originally was conceived as a one-time fundraising effort to purchase a Yamaha Conservatory grand piano for the community’s use. HACA uses the piano for Moonlight and Ivory, piano recitals and the annual Spotlight On Talent competition. Proceeds from this year’s concert will support local arts and scholarships.
For information about HACA, visit www.heritagearts.org.