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Posted on: July 11, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Holly Springs Cultural Center announces 2014-2015 performances

The upcoming year of performances at the Holly Springs Cultural Center is sure to be a hit. Featured performers, including John Oates, Juice Newton and Exile, are intermingled among local favorites including the Route 55 Jazz Orchestra and Clean Comedy Series.

All tickets go on sale August 22. Beginning on that date, tickets may be purchased online with a credit card. Tickets also may be purchased with a credit card by phone; call the Holly Springs Cultural Center at (919) 567-4000. Or, visit the cultural center in person to pay with cash, a check or a credit card.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

Featured performances

Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and $25 for students.

John Oates, October 9: Since 1999, John has recorded five solo albums.His latest project, “A Good Road to Follow,” began as a series of digital singles featuring collaborations with legendary and new rising stars.

Juice Newton, February 13: "Juice" Newton is an American pop and country singer, songwriter and guitarist. She’s received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female Vocalist categories. Her hits include “Queen of Hearts,” Break It To Me Gently” and “Angel of the Morning.”

Exile, March 14: Exile hit the peak of its success in 1978 with the ballad hit "Kiss You All Over." After a couple of subsequent pop hits, Exile re-established in 1983 as a country music group. Between then and the early 1990s, the band had several country chart hits, including the number ones "Woke Up in Love," "I Don't Want to Be a Memory," "Give Me One More Chance," "Crazy For Your Love," "She's a Miracle," "Hang On to Your Heart," "I Could Get Used to You," "It'll Be Me," "She's Too Good to Be True" and "I Can't Get Close Enough.”

Clean Comedy Series

Enjoy a night of clean comedy at the cultural center! Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students. Performances include Jerry Carroll, October 10; Jeff Allen, January 16; Matt Jernigan, February 20; and James Gregory, April 10.

Great Performance Series

Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and $25 for students.

The Association, September 20: One of the most successful bands to come out of the 60s, the Association has sold millions of records, tapes, CDs and DVDs with hits like "Cherish," "Windy" and "Along Comes Mary."

The Classic Rock Experience: A Collection of The Greatest Legendary Epic Classic Rock Anthems, October 24: The Classic Rock Experience features the music of Queen, Boston, Styx, Journey, Elton John, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Pink Floyd, Bad Company and more.

Pure Prairie League, November 1: This country-rock band, active from the 1970s through the late 1980s, was revived in the late 1990s for a time, and then again in 2004. As of 2013, Pure Prairie League still is performing at least 100 shows a year.

Randy Linder - Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute, November 7: The presentation by Randy Linder and his band as a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival is second to none. The group has entertained audiences from California to New York with the beloved hits that came from CCR between the years of 1968 and 1972 with a few of John Fogerty's solo hits.

Dawn Day’s Tribute to Karen Carpenter, December 20: Dawn Day presents an elegant and moving tribute to Karen Carpenter. The unique voice and lush musical arrangements come to life on stage again, unlocking a time capsule of great songs by of one of the most beloved singers in history.

American Pride – A Tribute to the Statler Brothers, January 11, 3 p.m.: Relive the musical memories of the Statler Brothers. American Pride has captured the true authenticity of the Statler Brothers’ sound, keeping the legacy alive and promoting traditional country music, which is generational yet crosses age boundaries.

VoicePlay, January 24: Runner-up of NBC's "Sing-Off," VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. The cast of VoicePlay turns the timeless sound of vocal music completely on its head.

Jay and the Americans, February 28: Jay and the Americans, a pop music group popular in the 1960s, performs chart-topping hits including “Cara Mia,” “Come A Little Bit Closer” and “This Magic Moment.”

Local Favorites

Route 55 Jazz Orchestra performs September 19, December 13, February 21 and May 23. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

The Holly Springs Community Band performs October 3, December 11 and April 11. Performances are free, but seats must be reserved.

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