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C.S. Lewis

Nov. 15/ASHLAND – 7 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center, Ashland University. Performed by David Payne and titled “An Evening with C.S. Lewis (My Life’s Journey),” this drama production has proved to be an enthralling theatrical experience for the many thousands who have attended the more than 500 performances. Full of humor, it is a fascinating and enthralling insight into the life of a man who became a legend in his own lifetime. Indeed, it is a testimony to the ongoing visibility of this great British author that this production shows no sign of slowing down. The event, which is part of AU’s Faith and Society lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Lee Brice

Dec. 13/WARREN – 8 p.m. at Packard Music Hall. Tickets start at $48 and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com  an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Curb Records. Brice has released four albums for the label: Love Like CrazyHard to LoveI Don’t Danceand Lee Brice. He has also released eleven singles, of which four were written by his cousin, Michael Cericola, and have charted at number one on Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay: “A Woman Like You“, “Hard to Love“, “I Drive Your Truck“, and “I Don’t Dance“. He has also charted within the top 10 with “Love Like Crazy“, “Parking Lot Party“, “Drinking Class“, and “That Don’t Sound Like You“. “Love Like Crazy” was the top country song of 2010 according to Billboard Year-End, and broke a 62-year-old record for the longest run on the country chart.

Clint Black

Dec. 15/NEWARK – 8 p.m. at the Midland Theatre.

Known for his hit, “Killin’ Time,” prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been heralded as one of Country music’s brightest stars. His many talents have taken him even further, as Black has transcended genres to become one of the most successful artists in all the music benchmark in any artist’s career. An astounding one-third of these songs eligible for major single release also achieved hit song status at Country radio, while more than 20 million of his albums have been sold worldwide. While it’s well-known that Black is an accomplished singer and guitarist, people may be surprised to learn that he is also proficient on drums and harmonica. Tickets are $47 and up. Please note, tickets purchased out of state will be held in Will Call for pick up.

Brenda Lee

Dec. 22/TIFFIN – 7:30 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre. Brenda Lee was one of the 1960s’ most popular artists. Best known for her “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” her career has spanned over five decades. At age 12, young Brenda starred at the Grand Ole Opry and in Vegas and toured the country with stars like Patsy Cline, Mel Tillis, and George Jones. In September of 1959, Brenda rocketed to number one on the Rock and Roll charts with, “Sweet Nothings.” In 1960, Brenda hit the top of the charts again with “I’m Sorry.”.
$80-$70-$60-$50 (EV)(MS)(SP)