Earl Klugh opens Lyceum year of music, dance and drama

September 18, 2010 8:56:00 PM

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Mississippi State University''s 2010-11 Lyceum Series opens Oct. 5 with Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by a myriad of musical talent from the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble to Montana Repertory Theatre''s "Bus Stop." 

 

Season ticket sales are now under way. Individual reserved tickets become available Sept. 27. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall''s Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. 

 

One of the true statesmen of contemporary jazz, Klugh is a 12-time Grammy nominee, with 23 Top Ten Billboard Jazz Chart albums. His 2005 release, "Naked Guitar," brought intimacy in focus on the unaccompanied instrument, while his 2009 "The Spice of Life" earned him back-to-back Grammy nominations. He has been a guest artist with such names as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Buffet. 

 

Other Lyceum performances (2011) are The Dance Theatre of Harlem Feb. 3, the Ahn Trio March 3, the Montana Repertory Theatre''s production of "Bus Stop" March 29, and Chris Brubeck''s Triple Play ensemble April 14. 

 

On Nov. 30, a Criss Christmas Concert will feature Wycliffe Gordon, internationally known trombonist and tubist. Gordon has toured the world as a member of the Wynton Marsalis jazz band as well as a renowned soloist. He will be accompanied by the Starkville-MSU Symphony Big Band. 

 

 

 

How to go 

 

Season tickets (reserved seating) for all performances are $60 each. They must be purchased in advance by sending a check and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to MSU Lyceum Series Season Tickets, Colvard Student Union, P.O. Box 5368, Mississippi State, MS 39762.  

 

Individual performance reserved tickets are $15 each and may be purchased this same way. Children ages 3 to 12 may attend for $8 each when accompanied by an adult. 

 

MSU employee and senior citizen season season tickets are $50. For discounts, proof of age or MSU employment should be mailed to the address above. There are a limited number of reserved tickets available. Individual general admission tickets and free MSU student tickets are available at the door before each performance. 

 

For more information, contact the MSU Lyceum Series at 662-325-2930, or visit www.msstate.edu/dept/lyceum.