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Summer season offers country music and a cappella at the PAC

The a cappella group Street Corner Symphony will perform at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia in August.

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The 2014 summer season at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas features country singing star Jo Dee Messina July 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Street Corner Symphony Aug. 24 at 3 p.m.

Jo Dee Messina will perform with her band. She has had nine number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles and sold more than five million records worldwide. The singer/songwriter released her newest album, ME in March on her new label Dreambound Records.

“I have been listening to Jo Dee’s music for years, especially because of her catchy lyrics,” said Mike Morelli, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. “And there have been many requests from the public for her to perform on our stage. Her concert here demonstrates the high value we place on our patron’s suggestions. Jo Dee is an award-winning, country superstar who is known for her high-energy shows, which is just what we are expecting. It will be an entertaining evening.”

Messina received awards from the Country Music Association, the Academy of Country Music and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Street Corner Symphony, an a cappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee, came to international notoriety in 2010 when they became runners-up on NBC’s all-vocal competition The Sing-Off. They have worked with major artists including Ben Folds, Alison Krauss and Take 6’s Claude McKnight. Their repertoire covers a wide range from gospel and barbershop to rock and pop, appealing to the young and old alike.

“If you are a fan of the TV show The Sing Off, you will be familiar with this dynamic and vocally outstanding group,” said Morelli. “They weave lyrics and harmonies through intricate mash ups. Fans of a cappella music should be jumping at the chance to see these vocal masters. It will be a fantastic show.”

Tickets for Jo Dee Messina range in price from $35 to $55. Tickets for Street Corner Symphony are $13 to $25. Tickets for both concerts are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.tusc.kent.edu or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking is available for all shows.

Published: June 14, 2014
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