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Box Office: 217-581-3110 TUSK THE ULTIMATE FLEETWOOD MAC TRIBUTE No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection. With note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Saturday, August 27, 2022 THE AMERICAN SOLDIER DAR HE Thursday, February 16, 2023 STARRING DOUGLAS TAUREL Mike Wiley is the NC-based playwright, actor and director whose distinctive original works in documentary theatre, film, educational residencies and performances for student audiences have been acclaimed across America and abroad. The American Soldier is a one-man dramatic production that reveals the struggles American soldiers face at war and explores the bravery our veterans and their families face when they try to come back home and re-enter civilian life. Featured in The Huffington Post, Broadway World, Playbill, The Washington Post, Military Times, Washington Times and Time Out to name a few. Wiley’s Dar He chronicles the murder, trial and confession of the men accused of Emmett Till’s lynching in Mississippi in 1955. New + Emerging Artists Series New + Emerging Artists Series Thursday, November 3, 2022 XANADU THE MUSICAL TWIN FLAMES Saturday, September 17, 2022 This Tony Award-nominated, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. This is a perfect choice for anyone looking to have a bonafide 80s blast. You’ll want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart... forever. Indie rock, synth rock, and folk-pop are just a few of the ways critics have tried to label the music of Twin Flames. From the beginning, husband and wife duo Chelsey June and Jaaji have chosen to let their music speak for itself. When considered alongside the nearly 30 various music awards and nominations they have accumulated over the past six years as Twin Flames, it is obvious they have something special going on. New + Emerging Artists Series AILEY II Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 2021, Calypsus Brass is a professional chamber ensemble performing new works, giving masterclasses, and creating high-level professional recordings for composers. The five founding members are avid performers and educators touring around the world. Friday, January 20, 2023 RANDY BRECKER Friday, February 3, 2023 Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa. Thursday, October 13, 2022 Thursday, March 2, 2023 Friday, March 3, 2023 Saturday, March 4, 2023 Sunday, March 5, 2023 Classica Music Artists Series AT THE 63RD JAZZ FESTIVAL EMPIRE WILD THE STORY OF EMMETT TILL ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ Thursday, March 30, 2023 Led by composer/pianist JooWan Kim, hip-hop orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates Meta Music by sampling principles of both hip-hop and classical. Executed with MC/lyricist Sandman, a lyric soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, drums, and bass. The music is rigorous, nuanced, accessible, and free from the dogmas of the Western European concert music aesthetic. New + Emerging Artists Series WITH EASTERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Empire Wild is a genre-bending, crossover trio founded by Ken Kubota, Brandon Ilaw, and Mitch Lyon. Ken and Mitch bring all the cello has to offer - bowed, plucked, chopped and more. Brandon can be found singing and playing anything he can get his hands on – often a cajon, sometimes a guitar or piano, maybe some ankle bells. Sunday, April 16, 2023 New + Emerging Artists Series CHILDREN’S AUTHOR MICHELLE NELSON-SCHMIDT Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2023 Michelle Nelson-Schmidt has the great privilege of being an author and illustrator. After about ten years eeking her way towards that goal while working full-time as a mother and graphic designer with a painting side gig, she is finally a full-time author and illustrator with many published books and more on the way. DOUDNA LOYALTY POINTS SEE SHOWS, EARN FREE STUFF! New this season: earn loyalty points with every ticket purchase!! For every ticket purchased you earn two (2) points, and for every 50 points you accumulate, you earn a $25.00 gift certificate to be used for Doudna merchandise or for future ticket purchases! Your points will apply automatically and will never expire. You must have a user profile to earn points and receive your rewards. *not applicable for group rate tickets.