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Keep on rocking at the eLearning Cafe this Friday

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Institute of Rock and eLearning Cafe continue rocking Incline with not only another concert but also an Open House on Friday evening at 6 p.m. The festivities will be at the studio located at 905 Tahoe Blvd. (Raley’s Center, next to Arnie’s Pizza to Go, around the corner from Radio Shack).

The show will feature the students from the final Rock Camp for the summer and other bands will complete the night’s bill. Wild Alaskan will be on hand with finger foods from their killer menu. Other foods from community restaurants may also be available for trial.

The eLearning Conservatory is on track to become the performing arts venue for Incline Village and the North Shore. Fall plans include semester-long classes in Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Jazz Band, and of course Rock Band.

Private lessons are also available from Terry Pittman in guitar, bass, drum set, and wind instruments. The studio facility is complete with stage, drum riser, Clavinova and Baldwin electronic pianos, full professional PA system with direct box plug ins, and professional truss lighting surrounding the stage.

Living room seating and tables with chairs are in place for guests to kick back and relax with some food and drink while listening to local student and adult musicians perform on stage in a nightclub atmosphere. This “Rock Star” experience is not available anywhere else in the area. Admission is free, however since eLearning Cafe is a non-profit educational entity, any and all donations are appreciated.

Already under way at the eLearning Conservatory are open mic/jam nights for adults on Thursday and Saturday evenings and kids open mic/jam nights on Friday evenings. Just call Terry Pittman at 775-544-4550 to register your act to perform. Singers are especially invited to perform with live accompaniment or Karaoke style on stage with pro sound and lighting. The Classical Guitar Society has plans to use the facility for their concerts and poetry reading nights (Cowboy and traditional) are being considered.

If you are not a performer, then come by to watch and support the performers. Call the eLearning Cafe at 775-831-2423 for a schedule of events. You might get inspired to become a musician or poet yourself. It’s never too late to play, sing or recite.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 8, 2012 05:28PM Published Aug 8, 2012 05:27PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.