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Elvis is ‘In the House’ at the Falany on Sept. 23 with Tribute Artist Travis

Travel back in time to a 1960s Elvis concert with look-a-like tribute artist Travis LeDoyt at the Falany Performing Arts Center on Sept. 23.

Elvis is ‘in the house’ at the Falany on Sept. 23 with Tribute Artist Travis

LeDoyt was featured in a two-page photo spread in the “New York Times” as the world’s best young Elvis and has entertained audiences around the world with Elvis hits from 1954 to 1964.

“Travis looks like Elvis.  He sings like Elvis.  He moves like Elvis,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “Audiences of all ages will enjoy Elvis ‘in the house’ at Falany.”

The talented tribute artist and his three-piece band, “Tales from the Heartbreak Hotel,” will perform at Flint Hall at Falany Performing Art Center Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.

LeDoyt regularly performs sold-out shows at casinos and performing arts center and is the headline entertainer for cruise lines, festivals and corporate events.  He has been an opening act for performers including Little Richard, Johnny Rivers, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley’s Original Comets. 

 Tickets cost $35 to $40 for adults, $30 to $35 for seniors and $10 to $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/fpac or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.

The Drifters Come to Waleska

The Drifters, one of R&B’s founding vocal groups, will return to the Falany Performing Arts Center on Sept. 15 with shows at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The Drifters come to Waleska

The Drifters are the second most successful recording artists of all time, according to Billboard magazine. Mega hits include Under the Boardwalk, On Broadway, Stand by Me, Up on the Roof and Save the Last Dance for Me.

“Join us for ‘This Magic Moment’ at Falany with familiar hits from the 50’s and 60’s,” said Jessica Akers, director of the Falany Performing Arts Center. “The Drifters are a rock and roll legend, and we are pleased to have them return to our stage.”

The popular group performed at Falany two years ago to a sold-out audience. A second matinee show was added this year.

The Drifters have been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. They were the first musical group to include string instruments into rhythm and blues with the hit, There Goes My Baby. Their classic tune, Under the Boardwalk, is the most played R&B record of all time.

The Drifters have performed for audiences around the world including three U.S. Presidents, the Pope, the Queen of England and Nelson Mandella. They have also given a benefit concert in Berlin the day the wall fell and performed at three war zones for the USO.

Tickets cost $40 to $45 for adults, $35 to $40 for seniors and $10 to $15 for children (12 and younger). Tickets can be purchased at Reinhardt.edu/fpac or by calling the box office at 770-720-9167.

Two Glass Arts Events at The Bowen

The Bowen is pleased to announce the month-long exhibit GLASS ART from April 28 to May 25, 2018. This show features over 20 glass artists which include instructors and students from Dunwoody’s Spruill Center for the Arts and Dawsonville’s own glass studio, Pamela Mayer of Substantial Lion Glass.

Glass techniques include stained glass, blown glass, fused glass, mosaics and art sculptures. From delicate to durable or wall hangings to useable, these works of art bend light and color in all forms. Come stroll through the glass menagerie.

All Bowen exhibits are free and open to the public.

GLASS HARP CONCERT with Brien Engel

On May 11, 2018 at 7:00p.m., the Bowen is featuring an evening concert GLASS HARP with Brien Engel performing.

Brien Engel of Pine Lake, GA will create an intriguing and educational demonstration which combines glass and music and it’s origin and process. He also relates historical stories of the inventive process of musical instruments, including the physics and scientific background of sound. Prepare yourself for a unique and entertaining experience of musical ambiance.

Tickets for this performance are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Bowen.

 

The Bowen Center for the Arts is located at 334 Highway 9 North, Dawsonville, just North the historic square next to Lanier Tech.

Visit www.BowenArts.org or call 706.216.ARTS(2787) for more information.