Free Whiffenpoofs Concert Friday

EDT, October 2, 2013 EAST HARTFORDThe Fine Arts Commission is sponsoring a free concert by the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University on Friday Oct. 4. Scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Community Cultural Center at 50 Chapman Place, the concert will feature songs from a range of genres sung in the Whiffenpoofs signature a capella style. The oldest all-male college a capella group in the United States, the Whiffenpoofs were founded in 1909 and have been featured on a number of television programs, including “The West Wing,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Jeopardy!,” “The Gilmore Girls” and “The Sing-Off.” “Last year’s Whiffenpoofs were on the season finale of ‘Glee,’ which is pretty exciting,” said group member Benji Goldsmith, 21. Every year a new crop of seniors is selected for the group. Goldsmith is one of 14 selected for the current group and serves as music director. “I conduct the group in performance and lead rehearsals but also sing,” Goldsmith said. “We all feel so lucky to be a part of this group, it’s definitely an honor and we really kind of don’t take it for granted.” Not only is acceptance an honor, it’s also a full-time job. The entire group has taken a yearlong leave of absence from Yale, which is not formally associated with the Whiffenpoofs, although Goldsmith said the University does frequently hire the men to give concerts. The group began as a senior quintet that met weekly at Mory’s Temple Bar in New Haven , where they still sing every Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. “We spend so much time traveling and touring and doing performances that we are actually taking time off from classes, which is something that has become somewhat standard for people doing the Whiffenpoofs over the last decade,” Goldsmith said. In terms of what listeners can expect from Friday’s show, “our repertoire is pretty diverse in terms of genre,” Goldsmith said.

George Strait Concert Tickets On Sale Now: SuperbTicketsOnline.com Announces Tickets for Newly Announced 2014 Concert Dates

4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The country singer has decided that structured touring will no longer be a part of his career, although he wants fans to know that he will still record albums and may perform the occasional concert. He is visiting locations that have significance for him in order to wrap up the touring portion of his career with a fond farewell. Tickets are expected to sell out for his 2014 concert dates, and SuperbTicketsOnline.com has tickets on sale for all performances next year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131004/MN90723 ) Concert dates begin on January 9 and will continue through May. Some of the cities where the performer will entertain include Austin, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; San Diego, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; Columbus, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Tacoma, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. A unique feature of the “Cowboy Rides Away” events coming up next year is that a different opening act will take place for every week of performances. It is not yet known at this time which act will open for which week, but some of the entertainers who are on the tour schedule include Jason Aldean, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Merle Haggard, Chris Young, and Eric Church. The popular country entertainer has stated that the tour is a bittersweet time for him. After finishing performances comprising the first leg of his tour this year, it is starting to sink in now that his touring days will soon be over. His fans will certainly want to obtain George Strait concert tickets to share in these special events with the “King of Country.” Country music enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the singer has signed a record deal with MCA Records where he will release five albums. He may not tour any longer after next year, but he definitely will be keeping busy with other projects. The remarkable entertainer does not intend to give up music, and fans will still have the opportunity to enjoy his songs even after his touring days have come to a close. About Us SuperbTicketsOnline.com has affordably priced George Strait tickets in the inventory. Customers will also be able to locate Demi Lovato concert tickets, Justin Timberlake concert tickets, and many others for shows coming up in the remaining portion of 2013 as well as next year. Media Contact: Superb Tickets LLC, Superb Tickets, LLC, 414-235-3381, sales@superbtixx.com News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity. Quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes.

Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

15. (12) Blake Shelton; $655,010; $35.38. 16. (14) Brad Paisley; $622,244; $43.13. 17. (13) Rascal Flatts; $593,931; $37.31. 18. (15) Miranda Lambert; $468,732; $35.51. 19. (16) Widespread Panic; $376,802; $46.44. 20. (New) Train; $364,132; $31.90.

George Strait Concert Dates for Denver, Phoenix, Columbus, Atlanta, San Diego, Detroit, Omaha and Des Moines Go on Sale for the Public to Buy Today

Along with his original band, Ace In The Hole, who have played with George since 1975, some George Strait concert dates will feature special guest performers. For the tour dates going on sale today special attention goes to the Omaha concert where Eric Church joins George, Auburn Hills MI near Detroit when Little Big Town takes part, Miranda Lambert joins the George Strait San Diego concert and Sheryl Crow takes the stage at the George Strait Atlanta show. Over his storied career George Strait brought 57 records to number one on the charts, more than any other performer including Elvis Presley. In total 69 million George Strait records have sold with 33 different albums going platinum or multi-platinum. Even as a current artist, George Strait already entered the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2006. Songs by George Strait people may be most familiar with include I Cross My Heart, Check Yes Or No, All My Exs Live In Texas, I Saw God Today, You Look So Good In Love and Give It Away. While the songs one may hear at a George Strait concert may vary based on the night and his guest star, we assembled a projected Cowboy Rides Away Tour Set List based on songs played during the first stage of the tour. Below find all of the concerts dates going on sale today: Omaha – January 17, 2014 With Eric Church San Diego – January 31, 2014 With Miranda Lambert Phoenix – February 7, 2014 Auburn Hills – February 14, 2014 With Little Big Town Columbus – February 15, 2014 Atlanta – March 22, 2014 With Sheryl Crow Denver – April 5, 2014 Des Moines – April 18, 2014 Visit GeorgeStraitConcertDates.com for the complete George Stait tour schedule. In addition to the George Strait Pepsi Center concert in Denver look for shows including the Michael Buble Denver performance and Eagles Pepsi Center tour date. When not in a concert mode, the Denver Pepsi center plays host for the home games of both the Colorado Avalanche NHL squad and the Denver Nuggets NBA team. The GeorgeStraitConcertDates.com site, in conjunction with Tickets-Cheapest.com, operates in the ticket resale market, similar to sites like Stubhub, which concert fans may be familiar with. Only these sites offer ticket prices cheaper than Stubhub and other such pages.