Up & Coming Weekly

October 24, 2017

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

Issue link: http://www.epageflip.net/i/891505

Contents of this Issue


Page 26 of 36

26 UCW OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MUSIC STONEY POINT TRAIL OF TERROR STAGE 7221 Stoney Point Rd. (910) 424-0694 Oct. 27 Jason Jackson Duo Oct. 28 The Kevin Regan Band Oct. 31 VJ Baller THE CROWN COMPLEX 1960 Coliseum Dr. (910) 438-4100 www.crowncomplexnc.com Nov. 3 Dustin Lynch: The Ride or Die Tour Nov. 9 Momma's Boy Nov. 13 WKML presents Stars & Guitars Dec. 2 Keith Sweat, Dru Hill and Doug-E-Fresh FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 308 Green St. (910) 433-4690 www.fayettevillesymphony.org/ Dec. 2 A Carolina Holiday Jan. 11 The French Connection Jan. 25 Music of the New World THE TAPHOUSE AT HUSKE 411 Hay St. • (910) 426-5650 Oct. 27 Michael Dermott PADDY'S IRISH PUB 2606 Raeford Rd (910) 568-5654 www.paddysirishpub.com Oct. 27 Dueling Pianos and official after-party of the Zombie Walk Celebrating Michael Jackson by NICOLE HODGES e Givens Performing Arts Center hosts a show honoring pop legend Michael Jackson Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. is event is a part of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke's Home- coming celebration. The show, entitled "Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Ex- perience," takes place at the GPAC, which is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. This is the only show that continues to give tribute to the late superstar. Originating from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the group – called Who's Bad – has been successful and is the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band. ey have sold out venues and performed all over the world including places like China and the United Kingdom. e band has been on tour featuring stops at e House of Blues, 930 Club in D.C., Bluebird eatre in Colorado and the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Additionally, the group has per- formed onstage with e Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, e Backstreet Boys, Pitbull and Boys II Men. e group is comprised of Broad- way performers, musicians and sing- ers. e founder and manager of the group is Vamsi Tadepalli, a jazz per- formance graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He created the band in 2003 and serves as the saxophonist, arranger and choreographer, along with a group of other performers. James Times III is the lead singer and commands the stage as Michael Jackson. Attendees and fans will be in for a real treat when watching this show. e performers know the music and choreography of Michael Jackson's greatest hits. ey study tirelessly to make sure every dance and every song is executed with perfection. e band is passionate and dedicated to delivering a powerful performance. James Bass,director of the GPAC, said, "This show is authentic and imitates not only the music of Mi- chael, but the performers have stud- ied his moves in detail. It's going to be like you were there." e audience can expect to hear all Jackson's greatest hits from the '70s to the '90s – tunes like "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" – and there may even be a few songs from his days with e Jackson 5. Because this event takes place on Halloween weekend, the audience can definitely expect "riller" to be on the setlist. Jackson's music has brought peo- ple together for decades. He is still revered as the King of Pop. Posthu- mously, Jackson's album "riller" is still the best-selling album of all time. ere's something about his music that appeals to people of all genera- tions and backgrounds. Bass prom- ised this is going to be a fun show, and it's going to be hard to sit still. Tickets for the tribute show are $36 for adults and $10 for children. Alumni of the university have a ticket price of $26. e show is set to start at 8 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.uncp.edu/gpac or call (910) 521-6361. EVENTS NICOLE HODGES, Intern. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Up & Coming Weekly - October 24, 2017