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Only 5 performances to see CHCAGO starring John O’Hurley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5QM8L4grt8 Buy your tickets today or a limited number of RUSH tickets are available for tonight’s performance! $25* in person only at the Box office – 1 hour prior to show time.
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 CHICAGO is the second longest running show in Broadway history, having surpassed Cats in November 2014. The Broadway production has over 7,600 performances. Buy your tickets today or a limited number of RUSH tickets are available for tonight’s performance! $25* in person only at the Box office – 1 hour prior to show time.
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Don’t miss John O’Hurley from CHICAGO on WZVN this morning at 9:45. Don’t have tickets? Buy them now or a limited number of RUSH tickets are available for tonight’s performance! $25* in person only at the Box office – 1 hour prior to show time.
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CHICAGO starring John O’Hurley is painting Fort Myers red starting tonight! Let them razzle dazzle you! A limited number of RUSH tickets are available for tonight’s performance! $25* in person only at the Box office – 1 hour prior to show time.
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SCOTT BRADLEE’S
POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
MAY 11
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 10AM


(Fort Myers) – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will perform at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW Thursday, May 11 at 7:30PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3 at 10AM at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or call (239) 481-4849.

Imagine wandering into a nightclub somewhere on the outskirts of time. A classic jukebox in the corner plays timeless music with oddly familiar modern lyrics, incongruously marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead is incongruously married with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. The dance floor is full of revelers twerking in poodle skirts, while at the bar well-heeled hipsters balance a martini in one hand with a smartphone in the other.

If such a place actually exists, no doubt the soundtrack is Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Founded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, the ensemble reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown – or, as Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” The band parlayed a series of YouTube videos shot in Bradlee’s Queens living room into massive success, accruing more than 500 million YouTube views and over 2 million subscribers, an appearance on “Good Morning America,” and performances at packed houses across the globe.

The Essentials, released via Concord Records and Postmodern Jukebox Records, collects 18 favorites from Postmodern Jukebox’s weekly postings. Both the songs and the styles span decades – it just happens that the decades in question are separated by about half a century. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the ‘80s hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as last year’s Justin Bieber plea “Sorry.” They’re rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time when Axl, Slash and Bieber’s parents had yet to be born – a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and golden-voiced crooners.

In his liner notes Bradlee writes, “It’s my hope that this collection will lead you to discover a world of nostalgia for the music of the past ─ regardless of when you were born ─ and welcome you warmly into our community of amazing live performers, creative artists, and music lovers that are dedicated to keeping #RealMusic alive.”

If that hashtag denotes a modern-day mission statement, that’s no accident. Bradlee conceived Postmodern Jukebox as a tonic for the autotuned vocals and programmed beats that populate today’s radio soundscape. Postmodern Jukebox combines a genuine appreciation for the melodies and songcraft of these recent hits with a passion for talented musicians playing real instruments.

“I just wanted to make music in the classic styles of ragtime, blues, swing, doo wop, and Motown that I loved as a kid,” Bradlee writes. The album, he continues, includes “breathtaking vocal performances, raucous horn solos, infectious dance rhythms, and nostalgic melodies - all captured the way music was recorded in the Golden Age of the record industry: with everyone together, in the same room.”

And the media has taken notice: Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Scott Bradlee’s group is known for retro-fying modern hit songs into viral success,” while Yahoo! Music added, “if you’ve been on YouTube in the last couple of years, then you’re familiar with the everything-new-is-old-again brilliance of the viral phenomenon known as Postmodern Jukebox.”

In its seven years of existence, Postmodern Jukebox has recorded literally hundreds of songs, but this release compiles the best of them, the tunes that Bradlee himself calls “most essential to the PMJ universe.” That includes the song that put the band on the map, a vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” fronted by Robyn Adele Anderson that garnered more than a million views within a week of being posted. The pin-up styled singer returned for the album’s opener, their ‘50s doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ celebration of an inhibition-shedding spree, “We Can’t Stop,” which garnered more than 19.5 million views and was named one of the “9 Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015” by People magazine.

Postmodern Jukebox is certainly a rebuke to the contention that “they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” The Essentials is an engaging and vivacious album that bridges generations with a unique spin of its own. To echo Bradlee’s own invitation: “Dust off the turntable, fix yourself a stiff drink, and get comfy. Welcome to the world of Postmodern Jukebox.”

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Performance Date: Thursday, May 11 – 7:30PM*
Ticket Prices: $59.50* $49.50* $39.50*

*All shows, dates, times and ticket prices are subject to change


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ANNOUNCES LOTTERY TICKET POLICY
PERFORMANCES BEGIN JANUARY 24
AT BARBARA B. MANN
PERFORMING ARTS HALL AT FSW


[FOR MYERS] – Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking 1-week run in 2015, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Tuesday, January 24 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW in Fort Myers and plays a limited week engagement through Sunday, January 29. In Fort Myers, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making 20 tickets available at $25 apiece.

The wildly popular lottery for the Broadway production has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances. The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON are pleased to offer low-priced lottery seats for every city on the National Tour.

Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q. The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus. Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.
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EARTH WIND & FIRE
MARCH 12

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 10AM


(Fort Myers) EARTH WIND & FIRE returns to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW Sunday, March 12 at 7:00PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 20 at 10AM at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or call (239) 481-4849. The Fort Myers concert is presented by AEG Live and PFM.

Earth, Wind & Fire, America's seventh top-selling musical group of all-time was born in Chicago in 1969.With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres.

One of the most important, innovative, and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released a total of 23 albums. They have recorded eight #1 R&B singles
and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold over 90 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time best selling music artists.

Earth, Wind & Fire's career achievements and their music influences impacted music history. They have been inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2000) and The National Academy of Recording Arts &
Science (NARAS) bestowed its highest honor, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, totaling nine Grammy Awards for the group. The ensemble has also earned Lifetime Achievement honors from ASCAP, NAACP, and the BET Awards.

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Performance Date: Sunday, March 12 – 7:00PM*
Ticket Prices: $129.50* $99.50* $69.50*

*All shows, dates, times and ticket prices are subject to change
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For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Only 5 performances left!
A limited number of RUSH tickets are available for tonight’s performance! $25* in person only at the Box office – 1 hour prior to show time.
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“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Do you have your tickets? A limited number of RUSH tickets are available for today’s matinee and tonight’s performance! $25* in person only at the Box office – 1 hour prior to show time.
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Since Riverdance began performances in Dublin in 1995, the show has played 11,500 performances and been seen by over 25 million people worldwide!
Riverdance The 20th Anniversary World Tour opens tonight!
A limited number of RUSH tickets are available for tonight’s performance! $25* in person only at the Box office – 1 hour prior to show time.  
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