Entertainers Celeste Howe and Roger Carr will host the first in a series of musical Happy Hours on Friday, July 11, from 4 to 6 PM at Cotuit Center for the Arts.
Howe and Carr perform an extensive repertoire, including Broadway music, popular tunes from the 1950s on, old standards, and American songbook favorites.
Ms. Howe, who has lived on Cape Cod for 15 years and summered here all her life, has performed cabaret and one-woman shows at theaters and clubs across the Cape and in Boston and New York, and as a backup singer at the Cape Cod Melody Tent for Chubby Checker and others.
Mr. Carr has sung in nightclubs and cabarets and on cruise ships all over the world. He worked in Los Angeles with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joan Rivers, John Denver, and others, and was music director for The Platters. He recently returned to the Cape after 15 years of performing on Princess Cruise Lines.
The two met at a piano bar in Sandwich about six months ago and performed together for the first time in March at the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Red Carpet Gala. They had so much fun, Howe said, they decided to continue as a duo, and Cotuit Center for the Arts was the perfect fit.
The event takes place in the center’s main theater; the wall of doors opens to create an indoor/outdoor café. There is a $5 cover charge. Draft beer and select wines will be available for $5, along with snacks and a variety of specialty drinks and cocktails.
Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit.