Norwalk Reflector: Lakeside presents Motown melodies, a “Hip Hop game show” and Grammy-winning worship artist for Week 5 entertainment

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Lakeside presents Motown melodies, a “Hip Hop game show” and Grammy-winning worship artist for Week 5 entertainment

• Jul 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM

LAKESIDE — Lakeside Chautauqua’s Hoover Auditorium hosts a variety of musicians, comedians, illusionists, dancers and bands nightly. Visit for a list of 2018 entertainers.

Entertainment for the week of July 14 to 20 includes:

Saturday, July 14, 8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium, The Miracles. After 40 years in business and armed with some of the greatest songs ever written, The Miracles are still attracting enthusiastic audiences around the world. Of the many famous groups of that era, The Miracles was the very first group to sign to Motown Records. With hits like “Shop Around”, “I Second that Emotion”, “The Tears of a Clown”, “Love Machine” and “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”, The Miracles were able to grow the popularity of the Motown sound.

Sunday, July 15, 2:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Lawn, Family Night in the Park: Animal Magic. Entering its 38th year, Mark Rosenthal’s Animal Magic is a non-profit organization dedicated to exotic wildlife conservation and life science education. They will offer two presentations, 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on July 15. Their unique blend of exotic animals, life sciences and magic has made them one of the most sought after acts in the country and earned them the title of Nickelodeon’s Michigan Entertainer of the Year.

Monday, July 16, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, JinJoo Cho & ENCORE Chamber. JinJoo Cho, a critically-acclaimed violinist and soloist with symphonies around the world, has established herself as one of the most vibrant and charismatic violinists of her generation. Cho founded ENCORE Chamber Music, a nonprofit organization aimed at inspiring younger musicians to explore their growing talents. Their performance at Lakeside will revolve around the theme of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Family Entertainment Series: Chicago Dance Crash “Hip Hop Game Show”. Founded in 2002, Chicago Dance Crash has emerged as the premier fusion-style hip-hop and contemporary dance company in the Midwest. Providing a wide array of works, Crash’s repertory includes choreography by some of the country’s top contemporary, jazz, and hip hop dancemakers while being commissioned to perform at events and stages including arenas, museums, rock clubs, churches, fashion and awards shows, city streets and subways, and floating atop Lake Michigan.

Thursday, July 19, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, The Four Freshman. After 69 years, a multitude of recordings and six Grammy nominations, The Four Freshmen have shown no signs of slowing down; they’re constantly redefining their sound while maintaining the core integrity of their innovative harmonies that have inspired iconic groups, including The Manhattan Transfer, The Lettermen and The Beach Boys. Whether it’s by reimagining classics, such as “Come Fly With Me” or “Stompin’ At The Savoy” or performing heart-wrenching originals like “A Little While”, the audience will be taken on a musical journey with songwriting classics and musicianship.

Friday, July 20, 8:15 p.m., Hoover Auditorium, Laura Story. Laura Story has made her mark in the world by writing compelling and emotionally rich songs of worship. Her single, “Blessings”, a result of the intersecting tragedy and opportunity in her life, earned her a Grammy Award, a Billboard Music Award and three Dove Awards. Another favorite on the album is “Keeper of the Stars” which she describes as a continuation of “Indescribable”, a song she wrote and recorded with Chris Tomlin.

Purchasing a daily, Saturday or season Chautauqua pass grants access to all evening shows in Hoover Auditorium at no additional charge. Seating is first-come, first-served.

A daily Chautauqua pass is $23.50 for adults and $15.50 for youth (ages 13-24) per day. A Saturday Chautauqua pass for an adult is $28 if purchased on that day. Youth daily Chautauqua passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua pass rate. Children ages 12 and under and guests over the age of 90 are always free. Chautauqua passes may be purchased in advance at or upon entering the gates of Lakeside Chautauqua.

To park on the grounds, a daily auto pass is required for $11 per day (complimentary shuttle service available). Limited parking is also available at the south gate parking lot for $5.50 per day (complimentary shuttle service available) and the Danbury School parking lot for $1.50 (no shuttle service and limited parking dates based on school schedule).

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