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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:41 pm

Vocal Trash, a green-minded troupe of singing drummers, musicians, and award-winning break-dancers, will soon take the stage in Harlingen.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium, 1204 Fair Park Blvd.

The show kicks off the Harlingen Concert Association’s 85th season of bringing world-class live entertainment to the Rio Grande Valley.

For tickets, visit the auditorium or call the box office at (956) 216-5990, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. All seats are reserved.

Vocal Trash rescues items from landfills to create toolbox guitars, a milk-urn bass, and percussive props to spread their message of environmental awareness. These talented entertainers have toured extensively, made guest appearances on morning shows, been the subject of countless news articles and earned a substantial grassroots fan base from New York to Seattle and abroad.

“ We continually send Vocal Trash over-seas for our Peace – Love – Recycle initiatives,” Robert Kieth with U.S. Department of State Cultural Programs said. “By design, their performances transcend all barriers connecting with the human spirit like no other.”

On a recent tour of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the group also promoted their new original musical collection, “Let Peace Begin.”

With electrifying energy and a golden voice, Vocal Trash choreographer Kelsey Rae has been wowing audiences all her life. She first stepped on stage at the tender age of five, playing the spunky orphan Molly in the beloved Tony Award-winning musical, Annie.

It wasn’t a “Hard-Knock Life” for Rae, but rather a hard-work one as she went on to star in more than 30 stage productions. Madison Avenue came calling eventually, and she has since appeared in more than a dozen major television commercials.

Vocal Trash creator and award-winning songwriter, Steve Linder, was born in West Texas. Linder’s father played drums in the 1940s and ‘50s, which greatly influenced this budding musician. His mastery on the drums soon led to keyboards, trumpet, bass, and harmonica.

And, though he considers himself mainly a musician, Linder also is a standout front man and vocalist, with incredible comedic skills. Linder studied percussion performance at Hardin Simmons University, and currently arranges and produces all of the music for Vocal Trash.

Greg Dugan and Anthony Silva are among the other talented musicians and dancers in this large, crowd-pleasing group. Dugan has been playing drums and nourishing his abilities since the age of 8, when his parents gave him his first drum kit. He studied music at the University of North Texas, and his love of Latin/Brazilian music enabled him to study the culture, music and rhythms in Brazil.

Anthony Silva of Houston, aka “Beast,” has been dancing for 14 years. When not touring, Silva dances with the Houston Rockets Launch Crew and his own group, Vicious Germz Crew. He also participates in dance competitions and teaches workshops.

For information on this show and the nonprofit Harlingen Concert Association, visit the website, www.HarlingenConcert.com. The website features short videos of Vocal Trash and other performers the Association is bringing to Harlingen this fall and winter.

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