Ticket feature: Blues Brothers to kick off Cultural Arts Series

With performers from Portales to Chicago to India — and many parts in between — Clovis Community College is set for its upcoming Cultural Arts Series schedule.

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The Clovis Community College's Cultural Arts Series is scheduled to begin Sept. 22 with The Blues Brothers Revue at Marshall Auditorium.

With 11 events running through the school year — starting Sept. 22 with The Blue Brothers Revue — CCC officials believe they're fulfilling a mission of bringing the world to Clovis.

"We're very excited," said Natalie Daggett, director of resource development at CCC. "I know Christy (Mendoza, CCC cultural arts director) is as well. We believe there is something, literally, for everyone, out there."

The shows are split between Marshall Auditorium, the Clovis Civic Center and the CCC Town Hall, mostly focusing on music with some comedy acts throughout.

Ticket prices range between $17 and $22, but five events are eligible for what Daggett called a "Family Friendly Pass," at a price of $45 for five tickets.

"We're trying to make sure this year there are shows for all ages," Daggett said.

Shows for the upcoming year include:

  • The Blues Brothers Revue, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Marshall Auditorium. The act, sanctioned by Dan Akroyd and the estate of John Belushi, pays respect to Chicago's history of music.
  • Mystic India, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Marshall Auditorium. The Bollywood dance troupe includes 65 dancers and hundreds of costumes.
  • Ying Quartet, 7 p.m. Nov. 6, CCC Town Hall. The quartet focuses on classical music and has performed in Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
  • Sounds of the Season with the Eastern New Mexico University Choirs, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Marshall Auditorium. The choirs are comprised of ENMU students, and members are preparing for a performance tour of Italy next summer.
  • Moscow Nights/Golden Gates, 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Marshall Auditorium. The group takes a trip into Old Russia with music and dance.
  • Nation Beat, 7 p.m. Feb. 9, Clovis Civic Center. The Fat Tuesday celebration includes an American/Brazilian collective.
  • George Kahumoku Jr. and Masters of Hawaiian Music, 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Marshall Auditorium. Kahumoku's songs were recently featured in the George Clooney movie, "The Descendants."
  • Goitse, 7 p.m. March 19, Clovis Civic Center. The five-piece band does a mix of traditional tunes and their own pieces.
  • The Second City: Laughing Matters, 7 p.m. April 11, Marshall Auditorium. The Chicago-based comedy theater is known for churning out comedy stars such as John Belushi, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert.
  • Round Mountain, 7 p.m. April 23, CCC Town Hall. The Santa Fe-based duo presents a unique take on folk music.
  • QTANGO, 7 p.m. May 4, Marshall Auditorium. The tango orchestra attempts to tell a story with each song performed.

Daggett advised citizens to follow the series on its Facebook page, which will include videos of performers.

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