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The Diary of Black Men

Friday, January 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: VIP – $55 (Meet and Greet w/Picture with the cast) (Row A-F)
ORCH – $45
MEZZ – $40
LOGE – $35
BALCONY – $25
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The phenomenon known as “The Diary of Black Men,” is a theatrical production that has been touring since 1983. It’s a mortality play laced with comedy, and a lot of talk about manhood from a black man’s prospective. This exciting and tantalizing play is coming to Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Saturday, October 11, 2014. If history is any guide, the show will play to sell-out audiences. This most successful stage play in Black theatre history will set its mark in (Montgomery, Alabama).

The play attempts to answer the question through a series of vignettes and scenarios examining the relationships between Black men and women using six male stereotypes: a Hip-Hop Revolutionist played by Tommy Ford who starred in the classic African American film, “Harlem Nights”. Tommy also portrayed Tommy in the hit sit-com “Martin” starring Martin Lawrence. Jackson, The role of The New School Pimp is Melton Martin, Martin has been in the play for over twenty years. The Blue Collar Working Class Man is played by Carl Payne, who has starred in several TV series such as, “The Crosby Show”, “The Game” and “The Martin Show”, Carl also played in the motion picture “The TLC Story ”. The role of The Lover Man is played by Jason Morgan . Morgan is not only an R&B artist but has also appeared in the TV series, “Eve”.

Merle Haggard

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $75, $60, $45, $35
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Country music star Merle Haggard was born in Bakersfield, California, on April 6, 1937. Originally a troubled youngster who served time in San Quentin prison, Haggard grew to become a country music legend. With 38 No. 1 hits and 250 original songs, Haggard remains one of the best-known and most covered artists in country music.

Cirque D’Or

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $57, $37, $27
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With over 30 performers from around the world, a new generation of Cirque shows is coming to Montgomery, AL. Cirque D’Or, a thrill-a- minute spectacle, will perform one show at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre on Friday, February 13 at 7pm. The electrifying and mesmerizing Cirque D’Or is one of the most spellbinding shows you will ever see. It has fast become one of the hottest tickets in show biz history with sold out shows and standing ovations worldwide.

Featuring a cast of world champion acrobats, contortionists, and aerial artists from around the world, this award winning spectacle will leave you breathless. This action packed presentation delivers incredible talent beyond your wildest imagination.

Cirque D’Or is perfect for the entire family. This amazing show brings you beautiful costumes, dynamic sound and lighting, and the world’s greatest talent assembled on one stage.

This is not an MPAC sponsored event. This show is not affiliated with Cirque Du Soleil.

Black Jacket Symphony presents Pink Floyd “Dark Side of The Moon”

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $34, $29
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Agape of Central Alabama Presents MICHAEL OHER

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $152, $102, $77, $42, $27
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Agape of Central Alabama is bringing Michael Oher for their fundraising event in February.

Michael Oher was born on May 28, 1986, in Memphis, Tennessee. He came from a broken home and his estranged father was murdered while Oher was in high school. Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy became Oher’s legal guardians and he developed into a college football star and a top NFL draft pick. Oher’s story was told in Michael Lewis’s book “The Blind Side” and the Sandra Bullock film of the same name.

Disney Live – Pirates and Princess Adventure

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Tickets: $52, $37, $27, $17
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Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, “Sofia the First” along with “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance by Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano.

It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour!

ZZ Top with opening act Ben Miller Band

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $102, $87, $77, $57, and $47
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DUSTY HILL ON THE MEND..! ZZ TOP ROADSHOW TO RESUME FIRST OF THE YEAR

ZZ TOP have just announced that scheduled tour dates will resume at the first of the year, stating, “Dusty’s well being is paramount.” The statement is in reference to Dusty Hill, the band’s bass-guitarist, who, earlier, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip, whose energies are now aimed at rehab in expectation of a a complete recovery

The band’s management is now booking and re-scheduling an extensive run of dates starting early next year. “We’re looking forward to getting out there and rockin’ it with Dusty in a big way…100%,” bandmates Billy F Gibbons and Frank Beard, commented. Dusty’s usual upbeat wit was very much in evidence as he added that he’d like to see Slim Harpo’s classic “Hip Shake” added to the band’s repertoire.

Rodney Carrington

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: $180.75 (VIP), $45.75
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Rodney Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums which have sold more than two million copies … two of which have been certified Gold.

Rodney Carrington recently started his own record label “Laughter’s Good” and is releasing two albums under the new label in October 2014. Rodney plans to re-release “C’Mon Laugh You Bastards” which will feature 3 new songs, as well as an album of all new material called “Laughter’s Good.”

In addition to starting his own record label, Rodney is starting a new YouTube series in October 2014 called “Bit By Bit.” In the series, he will be releasing new material one piece at a time on a weekly basis.

On November 1, 2014 Sirius XM is doing a “Rodney Carrington Takeover Special” on their Blue Collar Comedy Channel. Carrington can also be heard every Sunday on ESPN2 on the intro of “Colin’s Football Show” with Colin Cowherd. He wrote and performed the intro song for the show, and stars in the video before each show, which airs every Sunday prior to NFL games during the 2014 season.

Originally from Longview, TX, Carrington has three sons and resides in Tulsa, OK.

Rodney Carrington kicks off his “Here Comes the Truth” tour in 2015.

Chicago

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $127, $87, $77, $47
VIP Meet & Greet – TBD
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Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era” by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #13, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades.

Chicago’s album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and that year, the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time, playing four songs with Grammy nominee Robin Thicke.

In 2014, a record of new studio tracks, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI, was released on July 8, 2014 on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs, recorded on the road. Chicago has built a new recording system that is flexible, portable, powerful and musical. This new “recording rig” travels with the band. They have even created an online collaboration portal that allows even more performances to be worked on around the clock from remote locations. The CD package is a six-panel digipack with a beautiful 16-page full color lyric booklet.

Also in 2014, Chicago performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the first time ever, and also played with numerous Symphony Orchestras across the country.

Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

Chicago have toured every year since the beginning – they’ve never missed a year.

The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion.

For the past four years, Chicago have raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” in concert. The band has been doing it in honor of their friend, Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Chicago generously support other charitable causes, donating a portion of ticket sales to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease, Niemann-Pick Type C, and Hannah & Friends, an organization that serves children and adults with special needs. Hannah & Friends is the personal mission of Maura Weis and her husband, Charlie Weis, the current coach at the University of Kansas.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 47th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city’s name with pride and dignity around the world.

Some of Chicago’s hits:
Make Me Smile Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4 Saturday In The Park
Beginnings Questions 67 and 68
Just You ‘N’ Me Feelin’ Stronger Every Day
If You Leave Me Now Old Days
Baby, What A Big Surprise Hard Habit To Break
You’re The Inspiration Colour My World
I’m A Man Free
Call On Me Dialogue (Part I and II)
Look Away Wake Up Sunshine
Happy Man (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long
Hard To Say I’m Sorry Another Rainy Day In New York City

UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Diary of Black Men Friday, January 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm
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Merle Haggard Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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Cirque D’Or Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
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