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Jersey Boys
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:30 PM
Luhrs Performing Arts Center


"THE CROWD GOES WILD!" – The New York Times

"TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!" – New York Post

They were just four guys from Jersey until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that's just too good to be true.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS: "Sherry" • "Big Girls Don't Cry" • "Walk Like A Man" • "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" • "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)"


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Don McLean
Saturday, September 30, 2017 8:00 PM
Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Always a bit of a troubadour, Don McLean developed his style of Folk music at an early age.

In 1969, McLean recorded his first album, Tapestry, in Berkeley, CA. While student riots were going on outside the studio door, Don was singing "And I Love You So" inside. The transition to international stardom began in 1971 with the release of the album American Pie. The title single charted within a month of release and quickly ascended to #1 in the USA. The song is believed to be an impressionistic ballad inspired partly by the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) in a plane crash in 1959. The second single from the album, "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)" was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting of "Starry Night." As McLean studied a print of the painting, he realized that a song could be written about the artist through the painting. Other hits include "Crying," "Castles in the Air," "Wonderful Baby," and more.



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