To the Editor: IWVCA very much in business

I am writing to report that Indian Wells Valley Concert Association is still very much in business. We regret how our president’s remarks before the Sept. 26 Julian Gargiulo classical piano concert were received. Nevertheless, our next two presentations are the Ball Brothers on Oct. 25 and Johnny Counterfit on Oct. 26. Both events start at 7:30 p.m. at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds.

The Ball Brothers is an outstanding tight-harmony quartet bringing generation-spanning Christian music on their first west coast tour. Their hit song “It’s About the Cross” hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Chart and has been seen more than 45 million times online. They won the 2017 AGM “Male Group of the Year” award.

Johnny Counterfit is an Emmy award-winning comedian recording artist presenting hilarious song parodies created from current news items — positive, clean comedy blended with voice impressions of traditional country and pop superstar singers.

IWVCA is indeed challenged this year with loss of use of the Parker Performing Arts Center because of the earthquakes and fewer season subscribers than last year. We do have an enthusiastic board of directors and many volunteers helping with the concerts.

We noted the decline in concert attendance over the previous decades, and we are probing community appetite for outstanding entertainment such as presented previously. We Three, the Eagles Experience, the Surf City All Stars, Elton John Tribute and the Italian Saxophone Quartet were well received. Next spring, we bring the (real) Glenn Miller Orchestra as well as others.

We wish to provide broad audience appeal, and we always appreciate community input which may be addressed to president@iwvca.com.

Doug Sticht, IWVCA vice president

Story First Published: 2019-10-18