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Travel with the VBMA Summer Trip

VERO BEACH — Don’t slow down this summer- Travel with the VBMA! Join us for Art & Theater on Wednesday, July 28 when we will visit the Norton Museum and see a matinee performance of the musical Low Down Dirty Blues at Florida Stage’s new venue in the Rinker Playhouse. Deadline for the trip sign-up is June 30.    Your day of Art & Theater begins with a morning at the Norton Museum for the summer tour, Captivating Characters: Portraits from Rubens to Picasso. No subject has captured artists’ imagination throughout history as consistently as the human face. Whether imagining the features of an historical figure or representing the face of a loved one, artists in the Norton Collection, including Gauguin, Renoir and Soutine, have explored portraiture to reveal the many dimensions of human emotion. Exhibitions Beyond the Figure: Abstract Sculpture in the Norton Museum Collection and Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney will also be on display.

Lunch will be at the new BB King Blues Club where we will eat “southern” style in an atmosphere that sets the “stage” for our afternoon performance. You will see Florida Stage Company’s first performance at their new venue in the Rinker Playhouse, the musical Low Down Dirty Blues. When the crowd goes home for the night, the real show begins at this blues bar, where musicians gather after hours to swap stories and songs filled with passion and soul, along with innuendo, insinuation and, above all, humor! Featuring the very best of the style made (in)famous by the likes of Mae West, Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey and many others. Low Down Dirty Blues is a look at life, and a rousing, raucous musical event!Since space is limited be sure to reserve your place now. With the ASFTA discount, the cost is $175; it is $200 for nonmembers and is all-inclusive.

For reservations and information, call Dane Roberts at (772) 231-0707 ext 109

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