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Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center events

Amazing Dogs of Mutts Gone Nuts come to the DHCAC

BELLE GLADE — Disorderly duo Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes incredible high-flying frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs and of course, the one and only…Sammie the Talking Dog!

“I laughed until I wept, said First Lady, Barbara Bush after she saw the show and recording artist Lee Greenwood said, “Funniest act I ever worked with!”

Come and see these incredible canines in Mutts Gone Nuts on Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.


Benise returns to the DHCAC in Spanish Nights!

BELLE GLADE — Guitar virtuoso Benise and his Emmy Award-winning World Music and Dance Production return to the Dolly Hand with a new show on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Introduced as “the Prince of Spanish Guitar” on Dancing With The Stars, Benise is a former street musician who began composing original works with powerfully emotional arrangements that are both wild and refined, producing a sound that is as edgy and exotic as it is romantic and sensual. A celebration of culture, love, music and life, Benise’s Spanish Nights will take you to worlds both far away and deeply personal, reminding us that hope can be the healing thread in all of our lives.

“Spanish Nights is a culmination of all the shows we have done over the past decade,” said Benise, the show’s composer, guitarist and creative force. “This show is a celebration of culture…pushing the boundaries of traditional Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater.”

In Spanish Nights, classic songs from Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and The Eagles and combined with Spanish guitar and dance. The show is a blend of Benise’s passions of both Spanish guitar and rock with new interpretations of his favorite classic anthems.

Benise handpicked the “Gitanas,” the dancers in Spanish Nights, from a global pool of brilliantly diverse talent. In breathtaking couture and with innovative staging and choreography, they give Spanish dance a fresh and luminous makeover.

Spanish Nights also includes fan favorites from previous shows Night Of Fire! and The Spanish Guitar, directed by Amy Tinkham, who has worked with Paul McCartney, Celine Dion and Madonna; Raj Kapoor, who directed Josh Groban, American Idol and Dancing With the Stars; and choreographed by Alex Magno known for his work with Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and the Academy Awards.

“This is a great show for the whole family. We have something for everyone,” adds Benise. “I hope people will be inspired by our story, the music, and the production, leaving with a greater passion to follow their dreams.”

Prior to the show, a traditional “covered dish” dinner is available for purchase from 5:30 – 7 p.m. This annual fundraising event features your favorite dishes prepared by some of the best cooks in the Glades!

The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is located on Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade Campus at 1977 College Drive in Belle Glade.

For more information, call the box office at 561-993-1160 or visit