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The 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series...

Clovis - September 14, 2009 - A sizzling flamenco guitarist, spectacular modern dance company, and lively Grammy nominated Cajun band from Louisiana are among the highlights of the 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis. Entering its 9th year as eastern New Mexico's premier presenter for entertainment and culture, the Cultural Arts Series features a diverse roster of dynamic entertainers from acclaimed classical musicians to Broadway's best.

Kicking off the Series on September 26 is the number one Beatles tribute band in the world, YESTERDAY. Complete with Beatle boots, velvet suits and on-spot vocals, YESTERDAY has thrilled audiences on five continents showcasing the Fab Four when they ruled the world.

On October 10 Broadway lovers will enjoy "Love Swings," the critically acclaimed cabaret act of Tony nominated performer and former Dukes of Hazzard TV star, Tom Wopat. The award winning Lula Washington Dance Theatre from south L.A. will present unique choreography and high energy dancing on October 24, celebrating and uplifting the human spirit.

Latin Grammy nominated Juan Carmona, a renowned flamenco guitarist, brings with him a talented group of musicians and a sizzling flamenco dancer on November 18. Returning to Clovis for a command performance on December 2 are Broadway stars Ray Saar, Diane Ketchie, Valerie Perri and Scott Harlan in Holiday on Broadway, a special holiday show featuring festive music from stage and screen.

Louisiana's finest, the Grammy nominated Pine-Leaf Boys will showcase master fiddling, bellowing accordions, fast-picking guitars and Cajun-French vocals on January 23, turning the Clovis Civic Center into a dance hall on the Bayou!

On February 13 concertgoers will welcome back to Clovis by popular demand, The Alley Cats, a four-man acappella group who will rock eastern New Mexico with their 50's and 60's doo-wop show. Mexico's La Catrina Quartet will feature a unique blend of Latin-American and standard repertoire on March 9. This young, string quartet is one of the most sought after chamber ensembles in the world today.

Toronto's Enter the Haggis will engage rock, fusion, bluegrass, traditional Celtic fare, folk and Latin flavors on March 23, and the Santa Fe Opera performers will make their annual stop in Clovis on April 20 featuring joyous music, heart wrenching melodies, show stopping arias and favorite show tunes.

San Francisco-based, Swing Fever, features musicians cut their musical chops with Jazz legends Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. Bring your dancing shoes for this special afternoon tea dance!

The 12-concert season concludes with Mother's Day Mariachi Fandango spotlighting New Mexico artists, Reynaldo Maestas, the all-female Mariachi Buenaventura, and award-winning folklorico dancers, Baila Baila, featuring romantic serenades, powerful rhythms and lyrical movements.

Season tickets are $200 and offer a 44% savings over the single ticket price for all events of the 2009-20010 Series. Season ticket holders receive priority seating, invitations to special receptions with the performers, and a complimentary ticket to each performance at Marshall Auditorium. For additional information, please call 575.769.4956 or visit www.clovis.edu/culturalarts.

YESTERDAY Sept 26, 7 pm Marshall Auditorium $20/15

Tom Wopat Oct 10, 7pm Marshall Auditorium $20/15

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Oct 24, 7 pm Marshall Auditorium $20/15

Juan Carmona Nov 18, 7pm Marshall Auditorium $20/15

Holiday on Broadway Dec 2, 7pm Marshall Auditorium $20/15

Pine Leaf Boys Jan 23, 7pm Clovis Civic Center $20/15

The Alley Cats Feb 13, 7pm Marshall Auditorium $20/15

La Catrina Quartet Mar 9, 7pm Marshall Auditorium $15/12

Enter the Haggis Mar 23, 7 pm Clovis Civic Center $20/15

Swing Fever Apr 11, 4 pm Clovis Civic Center $20/15

Santa Fe Opera Apr 20, 7 pm CCC Town Hall - Free!

Mariachi Fandango May 9, 3 pm Marshall Auditorium $15/12

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