Up & Coming Weekly

October 02, 2018

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM OCTOBER 3-9, 2018 UCW 17 Community Concerts celebrates its 83rd season this year with a full slate of diverse entertainment. e 2018- 19 season opens strong with "e Choir of Man" on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Crown eatre. Billed as the "ultimate feel good show," "e Choir of Man" is more than a concert. It's a 90-minute fun- filled party complete with singing, dancing and just the right amount of good-natured carousing. e multitalented cast features nine handsome blokes that sing pub tunes, folk songs, Broadway hits and classic rock, including the works of Adele, Queen, Paul Simon, Katy Perry and Red Hot Chili Peppers. e performers are world-class tap danc- ers, acrobats, singers, instrumental- ists and poets. "e Choir of Man" is the latest show from Nic Doodson and Andrew McKay, the creative duo behind Soweto Gospel Choir, e Magnets and North by Northwest. "e guys have spent the last couple of years touring the UK and Australia, and they are ready to bring this show to American audiences," said Doodson. "is concert is such a great time for all – whether it's a ladies night, first date, guys night out or even a bachelorette party! So, grab your best mates and we'll see you at the venue." e second performance of the Community Concerts season will be by Grammy award winner Michael McDonald at the Crown eatre. Set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m., this show is a part of McDonald's "Season of Peace" tour. e Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers alum has won five Grammys and has pro- duced several chart-topping hits. He's also collaborated with many prominent artists. His latest album, "Wide Open," was released Sept. 15 and includes collaborations with Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. is is McDonald's first album of original material in 17 years. It was recorded in his Nashville studio over a number of years with drummer Shannon Forrest, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Toto, Blake Shelton and Nashville session musicians. ree Dog Night heats up the stage at the Crown Feb. 22. is legendary group had more top 10 hits and sold more records and more concert tickets than any other band between 1969 and 1974. e band includes founder and lead vocalist, Danny Hutton, along with Michael Alsup, Paul Kingery, Pat Bautz and David Morgan. Songs like "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Black and White," "Shamba- la and "One" keep fans coming back year after year. Hall of Famers and iconic coroners e O'Jays are the fourth concert of the season. Scheduled for March 15, the concert will include chart-top- ping fan favorites like "Love Train," "Put Your Hands Together," "For the Love of Money," "I Love Music," "Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)," "Livin' for the Weekend" and "Use Ta Be My Girl." April 4, America closes the Com- munity Concerts season. e band has six Gold or Platinum albums with 11 Hits and have been inducted into the prestigious Vocal Group Hall of Fame. ey topped charts with "A Horse with No Name" in the 1960s and dominated the '70s with "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross the River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People" and "Sister Golden Hair." Community Concerts was started in 1935 and is Fayetteville's oldest art organization. e nonprofit's mission is to bring top-notch entertainment to Fayetteville and the Fort Bragg/ Cumberland County community at affordable prices. Purchase tickets online at CapeFearTix.com or by calling 1-888-257-6208. For season tickets, visit www.community-concerts.com or call 910-303-3996. EVENTS Community Concerts: 83 years entertaining Fayetteville by DR. SHANESSA FENNER DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Prin- cipal, WT Brown Elementary School. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910 484-6200 "e Choir of Man" opens the Community Concerts 2018-19 season. Families & Communities in Cumberland County which was held on ursday, September 27, to benet the wishes to thank the following sponsors of the Holt Oil Company DISASTERS DON'T PLAN AHEAD. YOU CAN. WWW.READY.GOV

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