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Tickets for spring shows at Miller go on sale

Feb. 11, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Tickets are on sale for four upcoming performances at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium including "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash," bluegrass band Cherryholmes, Five by Design in "Radio Days," and Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance."

Tickets for all shows are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

"Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash"--8 p.m. Saturday, March 29--Direct from Broadway, "Ring of Fire" stops in Kalamazoo on its first national tour. The jukebox musical features more than 30 signature songs from Johnny Cash, the legendary Man in Black. Tickets for "Ring of Fire" range from $25 to $45.

Cherryholmes--8 p.m. Saturday, April 19--The Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Cherryholmes is a regular act at the historic Grand Ole Opry. Following a 2005 win, the group was recently nominated for its second International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award. The band is known for its one-of-a-kind live performances, which include twin fiddles, Irish step dancing and classic yodeling. Tickets for Cherryholmes range from $10 to $35.

Five by Design's "Radio Days"--3 p.m. Sunday, April 20--"Radio Days" pays tribute to the men and women who defended the home front during World War II. The demand for this symphony-pop production has resulted in more than 500 performances with 162 of the nation's leading symphony orchestras. According to Symphony magazine, Five By Design's shows are "meticulous, well-crafted productions." Tickets for "Radio Days" range from $10 to $35.

"Lord of the Dance"--7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15--More than 100 million people in 67 countries have seen Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance." Fresh off its 10th-anniversary tour, the crew has announced its next lineup of more than 45 U.S. cities including Kalamazoo. Based on mythical Irish folklore, the production blends traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. When the lord of darkness challenges the lord of light, battle lines are drawn, passions ignited and love fueled. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes, and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. Tickets for "Lord of the Dance" range from $27.25 to $47.25.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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