Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Plans Exciting 40th Anniversary Season In 2022

The Blind Boys of Alabama will kick off the season Saturday, Jan. 8.

Palm Beach State College’s Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center in Belle Glade is celebrating its 40th Anniversary “See It Live!” 2022 performing arts season beginning in January with an entertaining lineup of performances.

“We are extremely excited about our dynamic schedule and the opportunity to have more live performances as we continue to return to some sense of normalcy,’’ PBSC’s Mark Alexander said. “We have something for everyone this year, and we look forward to seeing our patrons.”

Kicking off the season, the Blind Boys of Alabama will perform on Saturday, Jan. 8. Recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music, they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and are winners of five Grammy Awards. They are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual songs.

Drumline Live is back for another exciting performance on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Drumline Live was created by the musical team behind 20th Century Fox’s hit movies Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat. Complete with dazzling choreography and explosive percussion, Drumline Live is a thrilling spectacle.

On Thursday, Jan. 13, the World of Musicals will take you on an emotional journey through the great world of musicals. Enjoy beautiful and emotional ballads from Evita and Les Miserables, and great favorites from Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You, The Lion King, Rocky and Sister Act.

The Singing Contractors take the stage on Thursday, Feb. 3. The foundation of the unlikely pair stems from a viral video of their poignant rendition of “How Great Thou Art,” performed in an unfinished corner of a home remodel, which led to more than one million views in almost 24 hours. The duo, comprised of Indiana natives Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett, has continued to amass a following due to their fun-loving personalities and compelling gospel covers.

Let the battle begin when the Motones vs. Jerseys arrive at the Dolly Hand on Thursday, Feb. 17. Singing and dancing their way through nearly 50 of the greatest songs of the 20th century, Motones vs. Jerseys pays homage to the iconic vocal groups of the mid-century. In a playful back and forth, the groups engage in a friendly and spirited sing-off that engages audience members with the power to vote for their favorite group.

Performing on Friday, March 4 is the Pam Tillis Trio. The daughter of Mel Tillis found her own way as a singer/songwriter, and her star continues to shine brightly in the third decade of her career. Her biggest hits include “All The Good Ones Are Gone,” “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” and “Shake the Sugar Tree.”

Helen Miller-Best graces the stage on Monday, March 21. A nationally known gospel recording artist and ordained minister, Miller-Best transports listeners back to the way church “used to be,” with handclapping, foot-tapping praise.

Don’t miss the exciting Latin energy of Mariachi Herencia de Mexico on Sunday, March 27 at 4 p.m. A youth ensemble from Chicago’s immigrant barrios, Mariachi Herencia de Mexico is mariachi music’s most exciting newcomer. Their debut album, Nuestra Herencia (Our Heritage) scored a Latin Grammy nomination. Their follow-up album, Herencia De La Tierra Mía (The Heritage Of My Land) debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts and No. 1 on the iTunes charts.

All performances are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased by calling (561) 993-1160 or by visiting the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Box Office, located on the Palm Beach State College Glades Campus at 1977 SW College Drive in Belle Glade.