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McCain shows blaze into ’18 with Corea, Noah and Fab T-Birds

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM by Michael Goens

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Another amazing McCain Performance Series season debuts in September with a smashing music lineup and spectacular Broadway shows like STOMP and “Legally Blonde, The Musical.” The annual lineup features soaring music renditions from Emmylou Harris, Diana Krall, Wynonna Judd and Judy Collins.

The entertainment lineup soars to life in one week -- Sept. 13 -- with a vigilette performance that stars Chick Corea accompanied by Carlitos del Puerto (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums). Corea has been a 50-year constant as master of the piano trio. The two-time jazz artist of the year has collected 21 Grammy Awards.

Boom Tour hits boom time
Two more September shows – Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and the Fabulous Thunderbirds -- precede the highly-acclaimed Black Violin: Classical Boom Tour. Black Violin plays with an amazing energy in evidence at 2014 Bonnaroo with encore performances (2013-14 & 2018) at SXSW. The violin duo blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music.

BV's latest release debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart (No. 4 R&B). These cats can grind, dish out high doses of rhythm and stir up audiences with classical notes, often all in one song. Wil B and Kev Marcus emerged in 2004 and set about merging the genres of classical and hip-hop, what Marcus has called “party music for different eras.” Look for the Fab Floridians on Oct. 2.

Monty Python’s “Spamalot” brings post-Halloween hijinks to outlandish levels of sophomoric humor for Holy Grail devotees. Wynonna & The Big Noise, “Frankenstein” and Stray Cat Lee Rocker build a head of steam toward holiday shows with The Mavericks and Judy Collins.

Series continues through May 2019
Visit Manhattan blog revisits the McCain Series in January when STOMP leads off the 2019 performance lineup. Stay tuned to our social media on Facebook and Twitter for show promotions, and be sure to follow McCain (FB: mccainauditorium, Twitter: mccainksu) and visit for tickets.

McCain Performance Series is held on the Kansas State University campus as the cultural center for live performing arts accessible for all. Punch your ticket for numerous 2018-19 shows and enjoy theatrical, musical and comedic performances of another fantastic season at McCain!

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