Presley Perkins and Cash: A Night to Remember

“Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash: A Night to Remember” pays tribute to and celebrates the legendary Sun Records recording artists Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Johnny Cash.  The audience will get the feeling they’re a witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood […]

The Original Stars of American Bandstand Featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, Johnny Tillotson, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez, Merrilee Rush

In 1959 one man had an idea…Hire some buses, load up the brightest stars and a generation’s greatest sounds and take the show on the road.  Now The Original Stars of American Bandstand are back on the bus.  These are the artists and this is the music that defined a generation.  It will be a […]

Let It Be – A Celebration of the Beatles Music

Direct from London’s West End and Broadway, the show that has been seen by over 2 million people worldwide is introducing a brand new show for the 2016 touring season! Relive the past from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road, and imagine the reunion that never was. Enter a time capsule and turn back the clock […]

The Way We Worked

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit: “The Way We Worked” explores how work shaped America and will be on exhibit in the Polk County History Center from July 1 – August 12, 2017.    

“Building An Icon: The Way We Worked on the Singing Tower”

Bok Tower Gardens celebrates the city’s centennial anniversary, in partnership with the Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center, Florida’s Natural Grove House and the Lake Wales Public Library. The exhibit includes never before seen educational and historical materials about the craftsmanship and construction of Florida’s original attraction and iconic Singing Tower Carillon. The exhibit opens July 14, 2017 and […]

Ryan White, author – Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett scuffed around New Orleans, washed out of the Nashville scene, and found refuge among the artists, shrimpers, and genuine characters at the end of the road in Key West. Music critic Ryan White describes how Buffett found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation: […]

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