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Masters of ceremonies added to Redlands Bowl performances

June 15, 2014

By Kristina Hernandez, Redlands Daily Facts, Calif.



June 15--REDLANDS -- "Ladies and Gentleman..."

Seven area notables are set to become masters and mistresses of ceremonies during the performances of the Redlands Bowl's Summer Music Festival.

The new addition to the festival's 91st season is looking to add a bit of flair and fun to the event, said Beverly Noerr, executive director of the Redlands Community Music Association.

"We wanted to add to the program and make it a little bit more entertaining, fluid moving and professional to help move the (night) along more smoothly," she said.

A pool of hosts will rotate, and will comprise Shelli Stockton, director of alumni and community relations at the University of Redlands; Nathan Gonzales, head archivist at the A.K. Smiley Public Library; former library director Larry Burgess; Ray Watts, Eric Gruenler, Mike Reynolds and Toni Momberger, editor of the Redlands Daily Facts.

"The folks that we have chosen are so known for being great on stage, so it was very easy to make a selection. The ones picked immediately came to our minds," said Noerr.

Masters of ceremonies will either host the show solo or partner up.

Gonzales and Burgess are known around town for their "bromance" and fun on stage and will buddy-up for one performance, Gonzales said.

"Obviously, I'm very excited to help spread the message of the Redlands Bowl," he continued. "It has been such an important community institution for some time now, and to be part of that tradition is quite an honor.

"To have the opportunity to have a good time with people who you enjoy and to do it for such a great cause is like a triple, triple whammy."

The 91st season of the Redlands Bowl opens June 27.

To learn more, visit redlandsbowl.org.

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