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Fowler Center Series Opens With Piano Men,' starring Jim Witter, Sept. 25


JONESBORO – The first presentation in the 2012-13 Fowler Center Series at Arkansas State University will be “Piano Men,” starring Jim Witter, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., announced Dr. Wendy Hymes, director of Fowler Center.

This presentation, one of eight on this year’s schedule, is part of the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. The Jonesboro Sun is sponsor for the show.

The Piano Men is a musical time machine saluting two of the century’s most popular contemporary songwriters, Billy Joel and Elton John. A multimedia experience, the show uses rear-screen projection to return to the newspaper headlines, the automobiles, the people, the events, the toys and even the TV shows that shaped the 1970s.

Along the way, the sounds of “My Life,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Rocket Man,” “Just the Way You Are,” and many more classic hits create an evening that’s just too much fun to let it end.

Jim Witter and his “golden tenor” at the grand piano have had 10 top ten radio hits in Canada and seven hit videos on CMT.  His recording, “Forgiveness,” was nominated for the Dove Award’s Inspirational Album of the Year.

Joined by his sizzling musicians on keyboards, guitar, bass, flute, sax and drums, this show is a memorable postcard from the past.

All seating is reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at (888) ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the ASU Central Box Office, http://www.astate.edu/tickets/, and from Fowler Center, www.yourfowlercenter.com.

Tickets are $30 and $20 for adults, and $23 and $15 for senior citizens and students, $24 and $16 for faculty and staff, and $10 and $6 for ASU students with a current ID.

For more details, contact Dr. Hymes at Fowler Center, whymes@astate.edu or (870) 972-3471.

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