Join us for the 75th RRCU Annual Meeting
We will have a free gift and chances to win cash prizes for attending members. Entertainer Shoji Tabuchi will also perform, bringing Branson to Texarkana.
When: April 21st at 6:00 P.M.
Where: Pleasant Grove Performing Arts Center, 5406 McKnight Road, Texarkana, TX
About Shoji Tabuchi
When it comes to popular Branson entertainment, the name says it all... “Shoji Tabuchi!”... Shoji and his wife, Dorothy, who produces, emcees, sings and dances, present a sparkling family, variety show. His Daughter, Christina, also sings and dances as a featured vocalist and dancer as well as co-dance, vocal director, show director, and assistant producer.
Music includes country, bluegrass, big band, Cajun, Broadway/movie tunes, pop, jazz, swing, classical, and even some Led Zeppelin and Michael Jackson music. An exciting addition to the show has been the rhythmic phenomenon of the Japanese Taiko drums. Dorothy chose three different styles of Taiko drums with the largest being the Odiako that weighs nearly 2000 pounds and is made from 600-year-old Bubinga tree. The use of 17 drums in all leaves the audience in awe when the magnificent art of Japanese Taiko drumming takes place. For 27 years, he has reigned supreme with the grand show-to-beat-all-shows. Every minute is a work of art!
Shoji’s many TV appearances include NBC’s “60 Minutes,” “To Tell the Truth,” CBS’s “Good Morning America,” “Regis and Kathie Lee.” On the country music side, he has performed on The Statler Brothers Show, Nashville Now, and Ralph Emery Show. He has been recognized in USA Today, Time Magazine, and many other publications. He has performed on PBS stations and the “Whad’ ya Know?” show with Michael Feldman.
Shoji played fiddle for President George H. W. Bush during a short presidential vacation in Pintlala, Alabama. He was extremely honored to be invited to perform at the White House for President George W. Bush and the Japanese Prime Minister. He has accompanied many of the country greats including Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Barbara Mandrell.
He was nominated two years in a row for “Instrumentalist of the Year” for TNN/Music City News Country Awards. The nomination is most significant because fans participate in the voting and it placed him among nationally known artists and all-time country greats. He was also named “Instrumentalist of the Year” four years in a row, and Entertainer of the Year by Ozark Music Awards.
Directions to the RRCU 75th Annual Meeting
From Interstate 30 in Texarkana, take the Richmond Road / FM 559 Exit. Go north on Richmond Road for 6/10 of a mile. Turn left on McKnight Road / FM 1297. Go approximately 9/10 of a mile to Pleasant Grove High School. The Performing Arts Center is on the left of the high school. Pleasant Grove Performing Arts Center, 5406 McKnight Road, Texarkana, TX