Ninth Season of Performing Arts at ASUMH begins in October  

Postmodern Jukebox

The 2019-2020 ASUMH Performing Arts Series will present another spectacular year of entertainment and fun in its ninth season! The ninth season begins in October with performances in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center inside the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus.

The season includes the following shows:

Croce Plays Croce
Monday, October 14, 2019
7 p.m.
Presented by the Haley Cultural Arts Endowment
Ticket Price: $20 adults, $10 students
Croce Plays Croce pays homage to the legacy of Jim Croce and features his son, A.J. who sings a complete set of classics by his legendary father, some of his own tunes, and songs that influenced both A.J. and his father. The show often includes such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” “Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues,” “Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy),” “One Less Set of Footsteps,” “Lovers Cross,” and “Box #10,” to name a few. Jim Croce was a golden-voiced everyman, a singer-songwriter-guitarist who died too soon. Now, for the first time in 40 years, you can experience the music of Jim Croce sung by his son.

Vienna Boys Choir
Saturday, November 16, 2019
7 p.m.
Sponsored by Mary Walker in honor of her sister, Irene Murray
Ticket Price: $35 adults, $17.50 students
The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir have been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296. For six centuries, these young cultural ambassadors have been adored the world over for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit. The Vienna Boys Choir is the world’s foremost children’s choral group and includes 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen. “Journey Through the Americas,” features classical, pop and folk music selections from countries throughout North, South and Central America, and as always, a sprinkling of much-beloved Austrian favorites.

A Very Postmodern Christmas with Postmodern Jukebox
Sunday, December 8, 2019
7 p.m.
Presented by the Ed and Lucretia Coulter Performing Arts Endowment
Ticket Price: $30 adults, $15 students
Modern day hits from Aerosmith to Abba with a vintage feel! Postmodern Jukebox was formed as a way to bring the classic sounds of old jazz, Sinatra, and Motown back into the mainstream. Postmodern Jukebox has grown over the last five years to include more than fifty crooners and another fifty instrumentalists who perform for millions of fans around the world. It is a rotating collective of the finest performers with a retro vibe full of soul!

The Choir of Man
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7 p.m.
Ticket Price: $30 adults, $15 students
The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for a U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub-crawl-of-a-concert you’ll ever attend! CHEERS!

Georgia on My Mind: The Music of Ray Charles with Take 6, Clint Holmes and Nnenna Freelon
Sunday, March 1, 2020
2 p.m.
Sponsored by Bob and Mary Walker
Ticket Price: $35 adults, $17.50 students
Ray Charles, a Georgia native son, was an American treasure who won every major honor from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame…from the Kennedy Center Honors to a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Boasting iconic tunes from the catalogue of the genius himself, we celebrate Ray’s music with an all-star cast of award- winning performers, including Take 6, a ten-time GRAMMY winning vocal sensation. Their exciting performances defy categorization, and have led to collaborations with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, and the genius, Ray Charles. Clint Holmes, a Las Vegas-based vocal star, has been selling out concert halls around the world. His exciting soulful stylings will bring magic to this enchanted evening. Nnenna Freelon. a six-time GRAMMY nominee and Downbeat vocalist of the year, will add her soulful vocal style to the Ray mix. Kirk Whalum, GRAMMY award winner, hails from Memphis. Together, they honor the genius from Georgia — Ray Charles!

Arvest Concert Series presents:

EmiSunshine
Thursday, October 24, 2019
7 p.m.
Free – No admission charge. No tickets required.
It’s nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 14-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee. Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is a throwback to earlier eras of country music when trendsetters like Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams made history. The sassy, strikingly powerful, ultra-entertainer is bound and determined to follow in their footsteps, and while she has some pretty big shoes to fill, this little lady fits the bill. Since her breakout at just nine years old, Emi has garnered more than 14 million YouTube views and a half million Facebook followers.

Gaston Lecture Series presents:

Peter Giuliano: “Dracula” – 40 weeks with director Francis Ford Coppola
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Free – No admission charge. No tickets required.
The experience of working for director Francis Ford Coppola on his 1991 movie, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” was one of the most memorable in Peter’s forty plus years in the film and television Industry. Peter will share behind the scenes stories of his adventure working for this iconic film director, the cast, and crew.
To make all of this possible, support is provided by Performing Arts Series patrons beyond the cost of tickets. Because ticket revenue rarely covers the costs of bringing top-quality entertainment to our community, generous donations from patrons help to cover production expenses and artist fees. Season Ticket Price: $130, includes all above shows – a savings of $20 if bought separately. Season tickets go on sale according to the following levels of patron gifts:

$5,000 Patrons – June 10
$2,500 Patrons – June 17
$1,500 Patrons – June 24
$1,000 Patrons – July 1
$500 Patrons – July 15
$250 Patrons – June 29
$150 Patrons – August 5

Season Tickets go on sale to the public August 19
Individual Tickets go on sale to the public September 9

For more information on becoming a patron of the performing arts, contact Christy Keirn at 870-508-6109. For tickets, order online at http://www.thesheid.com or by calling toll-free 800-965-9324.

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