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Tickets to all Marshall Artists Series events go on sale Monday, September 9 @ Noon Call 304-696-6656
The arrival of the season has not only spurred excitement within the series’ fan-base, but also within the Marshall Artists Series itself. Executive Director for the Marshall Artists Series, Penny Watkins, exclaimed: “We are taking a musical journey throughout this 2013-2014 season. From centuries old music from France and Austria, to vocal dynamos continuing their family’s musical legacies, from rock-jazz pioneers, to a current chart topper, and to Broadway’s exploration of current and classic hits, we’ve got a wide variety of genres to spike every music lover’s interest.”
MU Office of Student Involvement presents Bill Burr – successful on and off stage, this hilarious stand-up comedian will own the stage of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Fresh off of his stand up special, “You People Are All The Same,” Bill Burr looks to speak to a new generation with his Adult-Rated Content. Burr has used early successes in his career to propel his stardom to a new stratosphere. He first gained recognition for his role on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show. Burr later appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Showtime at the Apollo. It’s safe to say that Burr has experienced the brightest of lights in the entertainment business. Bill Burr will speak to a new generation with his edgy jokes and uninformed logic. Having three full-length stand-up specials under his belt, Burr proves to be rip-roaring in his latest performance. This night of comedy with Bill Burr is sponsored by 24/7 Comedy, WAMX, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, the College of Arts and Media, and The Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $25.
Back by popular demand is the Uncorked! food and wine festival fundraiser benefiting the Marshall Artists Series. Uncorked! will be held Saturday, September 28th from 5pm – 8 pm in the lobby of Huntington’s Frederick Building. Sample over 60 varieties of wine, tantalize your taste buds with amazing food, groove to Latin jazz by Argentina’s Mielgo Trio, and seize the opportunity to bid on extravagant auction items, all while supporting a great cause! A premium tasting will be held from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Premium tickets are $125 and include admission to the general tasting as well. General tasting tickets are $40 per person. This event is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Atomic Distributing, 21 at the Frederick, Kroger, The Country Vintner, Pepsi, Mountain Stage Beverage, The Herald Dispatch, WSAZ, WKEE, WTCR, and Oldies 97.1.
St. Mary’s Medical Center and HIMG present Nine time GRAMMY AWARD Winner Natalie Cole as she graces the stage of the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, October 10, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Daughter of the legendary Nat “King” Cole, Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable and her #1 single “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”, which earned her two Grammy Awards. After a string of singles throughout the 70’s and 80’s, 1991 brought Unforgettable…With Love which included “Unforgettable” her duet with her late father which spent 5 weeks at #1 and earned 6 Grammy Awards. As of late, Natalie Cole has been recreating classics from her father’s catalog and selections from the Latin American Songbook. Her recently released album, “Natalie Cole en Español,” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Latin Music Chart. This evening with Natalie Cole will prove to be one of a kind. Cole will sing many of her famous hits, some of which will be performed as duets. Be sure to look for a special appearance by her father, the late great Nat “King” Cole. This evening with Natalie Cole is sponsored by ZMM Architects, Marshall University Multicultural Affairs, Dr. Jeff & Mrs. Brooke Leaberry, KEE 100, Oldies 97.1, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $75/$59/$35.
City National Bank and Frontier Communications present Jason Mraz – Two-time GRAMMY AWARD Winner Jason Mraz brings his smooth melodies to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 18, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will bring his blue-eyed soul sounds to Huntington and is sure to melt the audience with his many hits. Winner of two Grammy Awards, Mraz scored one of the biggest hits of the decade with “I’m Yours” which made history as the longest running song on Billboard’s Hot 100 – charting for an unprecedented 76 weeks. On the scene for nearly a decade, Mraz has amassed an impressive collection of hits including - “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry),” “You & I Both,” and his latest hit “I Won’t Give Up,” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart. Jason Mraz is sponsored by Ransbottom Law Office, David & Kim Robinson, Dutch Miller Kia, Jeff & Amber Biederman, M.L. Nichols, KEE 100, WSAZ, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $59.50/$39.50/$20.
Brickstreet, CSX, and Nelson Mullins bring you An Evening of Comedy with Kevin Pollak. Named one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 comedians of all time, Pollak is sure to bring the laughs to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Monday, October 28, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Pollak, known as one of the busiest men in Hollywood, is a comedian, impressionist, writer, director, talk show host and a dramatic actor too – appearing in over 60 films including A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects and Grumpy Old Men to name a few. He first started performing stand-up comedy at age ten and began touring as a professional stand-up at age twenty. Along with his other work, Pollak has starred in three cable TV stand-up comedy specials. An Evening of Comedy with Kevin Pollak is sponsored by The Touma Foundation, Oldies 97.1, KEE 100, WSAZ, the Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $51/$35.
Cabell Huntington Hospital is proud to present the one and only Blue Man Group! This high energy event is coming to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center for two performances: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Blue Man Group is known for their intensely exciting and wildly outrageous shows and concerts which combine comedy, heart thumping music and technology to produce a totally unique experience. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages and cultures. E! Entertainment News exclaims “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.” Blue Man Group is sponsored by First Sentry Bank, Reynolds and Associates, American Babbitt Bearing, Prichard Electric, Trifecta Productions, Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Tao, Cabell Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Kendall York Dentistry, KEE 100, WTCR, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $58/$50/$45.
American Electric Power presents Blood Sweat & Tears Holiday Celebration with 40 Piece Orchestra – the three time Grammy Award winning group Blood, Sweat & Tears will share an evening of unforgettable hits and holiday favorites at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Blood, Sweat and Tears bring 70’s era rock, jazz, and pop music, along with horn arrangements, all backed by a 40-piece orchestra. The band will perform some of their biggest hits including “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” “And When I Die,” “God Bless The Child,” and “Got To Get You Into My Life.” Blood, Sweat and Tears is sponsored by Marshall Health, Reger Funeral Home, River Cities Anesthesia, Oldies 97.1, The Herald-Dispatch, WSAZ, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $62.50/$45/$35.
Direct from Broadway, the Tony winning smash-hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet comes to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. This is the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night! The show will feature hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Ring Of Fire,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk The Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” Hound Dog” and many more. Million Dollar Quartet is sponsored by Neighborgall Construction, Air Systems Inc., Chase Bank, Three Gables Surgery Center, the West Virginia Lottery, Oldies 97.1, WTCR, The Herald-Dispatch, WSAZ, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $58/$50/$45.
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, West Virginia Department of Education, Guyan International, and Cabell County Commission present an orchestra of international stature, Austria’s Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra. at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, January 30, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. Created by members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1987, the 32-piece Vienna Concert – Verein Orchestra, conducted by Phillipe Entremont and featuring piano soloist Sebastian Knauer, will perform a repertoire of Austria’s best – Mozart, Beethoven, Lehar and Strauss. Sponsors for the Vienna Concert – Verein Orchestra include RBC Wealth Management, The Earleen Heiner Agee & Robert W. Agee Fund for the Tri-State Community, Kindred Communications, Edward Tucker Architects, Huntington Federal, Rahall Transportation Institute, the West Virginia Department of Education & Arts - Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary, Delegate Kevin Craig, Marsha Slater Insurance, Dr. Stephen Nicholas, KEE 100, WVHU, The Herald Dispatch, WSAZ, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $65/$48/$35.
For the first time in over 48 years, Carmen, Bizet’s world famous opera, will be staged at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. Carmen will be presented by Teatro Lirico D’Europa complete with a full orchestra. There is no other woman in the world of opera like Carmen. Considered Bizet’s greatest work, his indelible portrait of the willful Gypsy is an operatic tour-de-force, tells the tale of Carmen and her lover Don Jose. Carmen is incredibly dramatic, often times irrational and always brilliant. This iconic opera will be performed in French with English supertitles. This show is brought to you by Community Trust Bank, KEE 100, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $58/$40/$25.
The dynamic and multi-talented Roslyn Kind, sister of the legendary Barbra Streisand, will perform an intimate Evening of Cabaret on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m. at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Known for her vocal prowess, Kind will present an evening of music, cabaret and family story-telling that is sure to entertain! Rozzie, as she is known, is fresh off the European leg of Streisand’s world tour where she and nephew Jason Gould were the special guest artists. The New York Post summed it up best “She’s so good on so many levels; it’s difficult to categorize her. This elegant, beautiful, petite, dynamo delight rules the stage with a royal command that demands adoration from every seat in the house.” Rozzie is nine years younger than her mega-famous sibling and has built a considerable name for herself in music, theatre, television, on Broadway and in film. An Evening of Cabaret with Roslyn Kind is sponsored by KEE 100, Oldies 97.1, WVHU, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $45.
American Idiot, the groundbreaking Broadway musical will rock the stage at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 8 p.m. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends who are forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world. American Idiotboldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. The show features Green Day’s powerful soundtrack of hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday,” and the blockbuster title hit “American Idiot.” American Idiot is sponsored by First State Bank, KEE 100, WAMX, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, Marshall University, the Marshall University College of Arts and Media, and the Marshall Artists Series. Tickets are $58/$50/$45.
Individual tickets go on sale, Monday September 9th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
The Marshall Artists Series accepts all major credit cards. For tickets call the Marshall Artists Series box office at 304-696-6656. Or order tickets online at Ticketmaster.com. You may also visit our box office located in the Joan C. Edwards performing arts center on the Marshall University campus. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Season ticket packages are still available. Call the Marshall Artists Series for more information at 304.696.3326.