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2008-2009 SEASON

Independent Bank
Independent Bank Series

Josh Gracin

An Evening with
Josh Gracin
Saturday, November 22, 2008
7:30pm – $42

Sponsored by Independent Bank, WILX-TV10, Eaton Federal Savings Bank, and WITL radio. Co-Sponsored by Insty-Prints Downtown.

American Idol finalist, Grand Ole Opry performer and Michigan native, Josh Gracin's dynamic and electrifying stage performances have thrilled and energized crowds across the country. His first CD, Josh Gracin, positioned him as one of Country music's top new performers with three consecutive Top 5 singles! This celebrated album has been certified Gold and is quickly edging in on Platinum status. His recently released second CD, We Weren't Crazy, is fast on the heels of his debut CD.

Independent Bank WILX Eaton Federal WITL Insty-Prints

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Southern Fried Chicks
Independent Bank
WILX Gannett Michgan WITL Dean Transportation Baughman Manor



Southern Fried Chicks
Comedy Tour

Saturday, January 31, 2009
7:30pm – $30

Sponsored by Independent Bank, WILX-TV10, and Lansing State Journal/Lansing Community Newspapers. Co-Sponsored by WITL radio, Dean Transportation/Dean Trailways, and Baughman Manor Bed & Breakfast.

Rated as the top-grossing all female comedy tour on the road today, The Southern Fried Chicks Comedy Tour is the story of four different women and their hilarious take on life, love and the pursuit of happiness. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair and bigger attitude! Life and love in the USA has never been funnier as when the original “desperate housewives” give their points of view. You'll leave the theatre wiping your eyes, holding your sides and waiting for your next helping of the Southern Fried Chicks.


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Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians

Independent Bank WILX Adams Outdoor Advertising Charlotte Area Medical and Dental Professionals Comfort Inn Dean Transportation

Guy Lombardo's
Royal Canadians

Friday, May 8, 2009
7:30pm – $22

Sponsored by Independent Bank, WILX-TV10, and Adams Outdoor Advertising. Co-Sponsored by Charlotte Area Medical & Dental Professionals, Comfort Inn Charlotte, amd Dean Transportation/Dean Trailways.

Hailed as the longest running act in show business history, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra created a distinctive and recognizable style that makes it one of the most listened to, talked about and imitated big bands of all times. Over its lifetime the band has introduced over 500 hit songs, more than any other musical organization. Performing the big band songs of the 20s, 30s, and 40s, band director Al Pierson brings “The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven” back to the prominence it so richly deserves.


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Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors Series

Melissa Manchester
Spartan Motors WILX Capital Region International Airport Hayes Green Beach Hospital The County Journal Dean Transportation Sheraton Lansing Hotel

Melissa
Manchester

Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 6, 2008
7:30pm – $32

Sponsored by Spartan Motors, WILX-TV10, Capital Region International Airport, and Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital. Co-Sponsored by The County Journal, Dean Transportation/Dean Trailways, and Sheraton Lansing Hotel.

Just in time for the holidays, Grammy award-winning artist Melissa Manchester will be performing her acclaimed holiday concert on Saturday, December 6. For over thirty years Melissa's numerous albums have served to establish her as one of the most compelling singer/songwriters in contemporary music. Her holiday album, Joy, has been hailed by the New York Times as “a heartfelt Christmas album that sounds classic on first listen.” Come join us for an evening of beautiful music.




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Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies
Sunday, March 1, 2009
7:00pm – $35

Sponsored by Spartan Motors and WILX-TV10. Co-Sponsored by Crandell Brothers Trucking and Sheraton Lansing Hotel.

Considered the most successful and sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music, Cherish the Ladies will grace the stage on Sunday evening, March 1. With their unique, spectacular blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and puts it forth in an immensely humorous and entertaining package. You won't want to miss this highly acclaimed group!


Spartan Motors WILX Crandall Brothers Trucking Sheraton Lansing Hotel

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Asleep at the Wheel
Spartan Motors WILX Charlotte Area Insurance and Financial Professionals Comfort Inn

An Evening with
Asleep at the Wheel
Sunday, March 29, 2009
7:00pm – $30

Sponsored by Spartan Motors and WILX-TV10. Co-Sponsored by Charlotte Area Insurance and Financial Professionals and Comfort Inn Charlotte.

Clever lyrics, speed-demon picking, and lightness of spirit characterize great western swing music and Asleep at the Wheel is one of America's most gifted purveyors of the genre. With over twenty-five albums under their belt, the nine-time Grammy-winning “Kings of Texas Swing” have been entertaining audiences for over thirty-eight years! Join the millions who have been entertained over the years for an outstanding evening of great music.



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Auto Owners Insurance
Auto-Owners Insurance Michigan Connections Series

Bill Haley's Comets
Auto Owners Insurance Russell and Schrader Insurance Agency Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance WILX




Bill Haley's
Comets


with special guests
The Fabulous Oldies But Goodies Band


Saturday, October 4, 2008
7:30pm – $20

Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, Russell & Schrader Insurance Agency, Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance Services, and WILX-TV10.

Bill Haley's Comets, known as the first rock 'n roll band, earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for selling 43 million copies of their greatest hit, “Rock Around The Clock.” The band is now lead by the original bass player Al Rappa, who earned the nickname “The Original Walking Bass Man” for his unique style. Since 1952, Bill Haley's Comets have sold over 200 million records, including such hit songs as “Rock The Joint,” “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” and “See You Later, Alligator” to name just a few.



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The Chenille Sisters


The Chenille
Sisters

Friday, January 16, 2009
7:30pm – $20 adults / $10 student

Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, Russell & Schrader Insurance Agency, Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance Services, and WILX-TV10.

A Chenille Sisters performance is a blending of three uniquely gifted souls into a musical phenomenon that.s more poignant, funny and entertaining that any single performer anywhere - and oh, those exquisite harmonies! What these three women have in common are heavenly voices, a lot of witty wisdom and a passion for connecting with their audiences. If you haven't experienced the sweet, serious, silly and satisfying sensation of The Chenille Sisters, get your tickets now!


Auto Owners Insurance Russell and Schrader Insurance Agency Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance WILX

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The Contours
Auto Owners Insurance Russell and Schrader Insurance Agency Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance WILX


The Contours
Friday, January 23, 2009
7:30pm – $22

Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, Russell & Schrader Insurance Agency, Ackley-Peters-Haubert Insurance Services, and WILX-TV10.

The Contours are the multi-Platinum Motown recording artists best known for their blockbuster hit “Do You Love Me.” Today, under the leadership of original member Joe Billingslea, The Contours are center stage again. Their show is jam-packed with dazzling high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. Come join us as they perform their greatest hits, together with many of the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s era.




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All events and schedules subject to change.
Please call the Box Office at 517.541.5690 to confirm event details.


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