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FAC to open new season in October

<p><strong></strong>Pam Tillis (right) and Lorrie Morgan will bring their Grits and Glamour tour to the Van Buren Fine Arts Center Oct. 5.</p>

Pam Tillis (right) and Lorrie Morgan will bring their Grits and Glamour tour to the Van Buren Fine Arts Center Oct. 5.

<p style="text-align: left;" >Ernie Haase and Signature Sound southern gospel group.</p>

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound southern gospel group.

<p style="text-align: left;" ><strong></strong>Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band will perform Feb. 22 at the Fine Arts Center.</p>

Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band will perform Feb. 22 at the Fine Arts Center.

Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center announces will have three professional shows and two Van Buren High School theater productions during its 2013-14 season beginning in October.

In October, the Fine Arts Center presents Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan and their duet show known as the Grits and Glamour tour.

A show that everyone can enjoy, Grits and Glamour features a full acoustic band and solo and duet performances in addition to entertaining interplay between the performers, their band and the audience.

Tillis and Morgan, both raised in families which feature legendary performers and musicians, have sold 14 million records, had 28 top ten hits and 12 number one singles on the American country charts. Their show has been selling out in advance at Performing Arts Centers and Casinos across North America.

Showtime for Grits and Glamour is Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound is one of the most popular southern gospel acts touring the world, with a message of hope and joy permeating their performances. The quartet has won multiple Dove awards since 2008.

This concert will feature Signature Sound’s most popular music along with new material for fans of traditional gospel music to enjoy. Showtime is Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25.

Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band are four talented musicians and actors who were hand-picked by Louise Harrison - sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles.

They showcase the evolution of one of the most important rock and roll bands in history, and can be seen at the FAC in February.

Headlining their own production in Branson for six seasons, Liverpool Legends have been voted Best New Show, Best Band and Best Show. They also received the Visitors’ Choice Award for Best Show in 2009 and also Best Show in 2010.

In 2012 Liverpool Legends along with Louise Harrison were nominated for a Grammy Award for their work on “Fab Fan Memories: The Beatles Bond.”

Showtime is Feb. 22. Tickets are $15-$25.

Van Buren High School Theater presents the Neil Simon classic “Lost In Yonkers” as their spring stage play.

“Lost in Yonkers” won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for drama and is a coming-of-age story about an adolescent boy’s struggle with new responsibility brought about by family tragedy in post-WWII New York.

The play features a powerful dramatic plot sprinkled with classic Neil Simon humor. Showtime is April 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Also from VBHS Theater, “Annie” the musical will be presented at the FAC.

“Annie” is the Broadway musical based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and the book by Thomas Meehan.

The original show opened in 1977 and ran for six consecutive years, and is now one of the most often produced musicals by amateur and community theatre companies. Featuring a large cast and popular songs such as “Tomorrow,” “NYC” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” “Annie” is one of the most popular American musicals of all time.

Showtimes are Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Season Tickets and single event tickets on sale July 1 and can be purchased online at centerforfinearts.org or by calling (479)471-4017. Season subscription includes tickets to all five shows with a generous discount.

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