PALMDALE TO MARK HARVEST MOON FEST ON WEEKEND.
PALMDALE - The Palmdale Playhouse will host its 10th annual Harvest Moon Festival, Friday through Sunday.
The festival celebrates the American tradition of community members gathering together to celebrate the conclusion of the growing season and the harvesting of summer's last bounty.
``From exciting dance and music to inspirational spoken word, the Harvest Moon Festival is our annual collection of outstanding performances celebrating the very best of Americana in all its forms and styles,'' Cultural Arts/Theater Manager Dea McAllister said.
State Street Ballet presents ``American Legends 7/8 Texas Fourth,'' performed to the music of George Gershwin, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and others at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for seniors, students, military and youths 12 and younger.
Gregg Young and the Second Street Band serve up a feast of American jazz, blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Young has appeared with musical legends Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller and Jose Feliciano. Tickets are $18 for adults and $14 for seniors, students, military and youths 12 and younger.
The Watts Prophets bring jazz-infused poetry and positive messages of hope and faith with a unique blend of music and relevant spoken word to the Playhouse at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Veterans of the Watts Writer's Workshop, they have been performing since 1967, and their style is considered the historical roots of rap.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, military and youths 12 and younger.
Three-day ticket packages are available for $48 for adults and $36 for seniors, military, students and youths 12 and younger.
The Playhouse is located at 38334 10th St. E. For more information, contact the theater's Web site at www.thepalmdaleplayhouse.com.
To order tickets, contact the Palmdale Playhouse box office at (661) 267-5685.