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Josh Turner Coming to TPAC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Larry Gawronski, Topeka Performing Arts Center

June 3, 2019Phone: 785-234-2787 x 101

Email: larryg@topekaperformingarts.org

Country Star Josh Turner In Concert at TPAC

Tickets on Sale Friday, June 7 at 10 am

TOPEKA, Kan., June 3, 2019 – The Topeka Performing Arts Center is excited to announce Josh Turner will be performing live on August 15. Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.

Turner is making his first appearance at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Hear hits like “Long Black Train”, “Why Don’t We Just Dance”, “Firecracker”, “Would You Go with Me” and “Your Man”.With his deep voice and a popular style, this Nashville recording artist has become one of the most recognizable country singers.

Turner will be supported by Mo Pitney. Pitney will be singing his country hits “Behind This Guitar”, “Country” ad “Clean Up On Aisle Five”.

Turner is a man of many talents.He’s written a book and has been songwriting since he was a boy.To him, music education is essential. This includes having The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students in pursuing a future in the arts and music.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10 am at the TPAC Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.This link will take you directly to TPAC’s website to buy tickets: https://www.topekaperformingarts.org/events/2019/josh-turner

About Topeka Performing Arts Center

The Topeka Performing Arts Center is a non-profit organization that offers the best in live performance and arts education, managed by VenuWorks. Since 1991, TPAC has annually offered a full calendar of professional and community performing arts for all audiences, including touring concerts and Broadway shows, youth arts education programming, and support of community arts organizations. www.topekaperformingarts.org.

About VenuWorks

VenuWorks provides customized management and consulting solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, and concessions along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events. www.venuworks.com.

KANSAS to PLAY TPAC October 4

ROCK BAND KANSAS TO ‘CARRY ON’ TOUR IN CELEBRATION OF

ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC ALBUM…

POINT OF KNOW RETURN

SEXTUPLE-PLATINUM ALBUM TO BE PERFORMED IN ITS ENTIRETY

Nashville, TN – April 8, 2019 – America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select cities in the United States and Canada in during the fall and winter, on the third leg of their popular Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour. Launched as a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the massive hit album Point of Know Return, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites. Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the general public Friday, April 12, 2019. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.

Currently in the midst of its second leg of the tour, the KANSAS: Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour premiered September 28, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.The tour has already performed to large and enthusiastic audiences in cities including Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Worcester, MA; Clearwater, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Baltimore, MD; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA; and Los Angeles, CA.

In 1977, KANSAS followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point of Know Return. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling studio album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.

“The sentiments for this anniversary tour for Point of Know Return are kind of similar to the release of the album itself,” comments KANSAS drummer and original member, Phil Ehart. “Just like when we first released the album, as a band, we knew we had to deliver a tour just as good, or better, than what we did for Leftoverture. So, that’s what we’ve tried to do. Fan response has been overwhelmingly positive and we are excited to continue it and take this show to more people.”

Throughout the tour, live shows not only culminate with the album Point of Know Return performed in its entirety, but KANSAS also performs classic hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites.In some cases the band even puts a new spin on a KANSAS classic.The more than two-hour KANSAS musical event has songs for every type of KANSAS fan.

KANSAS violinist David Ragsdale adds, “This tour really is so much fun. As engrained as this album is in popular culture with ‘Dust in the Wind’, the song ‘Point of Know Return,’ and the album artwork, it’s not uncommon for people to overlook the incredible depth of the album. This entire set keeps the band on our toes and is hopefully as fun for the audience as it is for us!”

KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist Tom Brislin, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. Originally formed in 1973 in Topeka, KS, the band’s documentary film KANSAS: Miracles Out of Nowhere is currently being broadcast on AXSTV.KANSAS has released 15 studio albums, including its most recent release The Prelude Implicit (2016), and plans to release of another new studio album in 2020.With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to ‘carry on;’ performing in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.


For more information on KANSAS and the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, please visit:

www.kansasband.com

www.facebook.com/kansasband

www.twitter.com/kansasband

Nick Jr. LIVE - December 3 and 4

Get the Party Started with Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” in Topeka

Join the Nick Jr. Squad when they hit the stage at

Topeka Performing Arts Center, December 3 & 4

TOPEKA, KS (May 21, 2019) – Sing, clap, dance, and move to the music with all your favorite Nick Jr. friends!Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music”, an all-new, one-of-a-kind adventure. For the first time on stage together, this musical spectacular features characters from multiple Nick Jr. hit animated series, including Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol (produced by Spin Master Entertainment) , Dora The Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue’s Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing. Families will have the opportunity to make lifelong memories together at any of the three Topeka Performing Arts Center performances taking place December 3 & 4. Tickets go on sale May 31, 2019 and can be purchased at www.NickJrLive.com.

Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” follows Dora and her PAW co-hosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they invite their Nick Jr. friends to come together for a music-filled production. Bubble Guppies’ Molly and Gil, Rod and Penny from Top Wing, Shimmer and Shine, and even Blue from the new Blue’s Clues &You! are throwing a Nick Jr. celebration. Audiences will be transported to familiar Nick Jr. locations, including Bubbletucky and Zahramay Falls. The unforgettable celebration will feature live appearances, special on-screen guests and audience participation to engage the whole family.

With innovative costuming and a Broadway style set, Nick Jr. Live! is a perfect way to introduce theater to young children. The show is split into two acts with an intermission and will include original music as well as familiar tunes from Nick Jr. shows. A limited number of V.I.P. packages are available for each performance and feature premium show seating, VIP merchandise item, an exclusive photo opportunity with Blaze from Blaze and the Monster Machines, as well as a post-show Meet & Greet party with Dora the Explorer and Rubble from PAW Patrol.

What: Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” coming to Topeka!
When:TuesdayDecember 36:00 p.m.
WednesdayDecember 410:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Where:Topeka Performing Arts Center
214 SE 8th Street
Topeka, KS 66603

Tickets: Tickets start at $17. Tickets are available at the TPAC Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Prices are subject to change. Additional fees and special offers may apply. A limited number of Nick Jr. Live! V.I.P. Experiences are available, starting at $99. The experience features premium show seating, a souvenir item, after-show Meet & Greet with Dora the Explorer and Rubble from PAW Patrol, exclusive Blaze and the Monster Machines photo opportunity, and more!

For more information or to join the Nick Jr. Live! Superstar mailing list for presale and other exclusive offers, visit www.NickJrLive.com. Follow Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @nickjrlive, and the hashtag #nickjrlive. *Citi is the official credit card of the Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” tour. Citi cardholders can visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com for more information on presale tickets.

FOR MEDIA ONLY: Advance phone interviews and in-studio interviews available. Contact LauraW@vstarentertainment.comto schedule. Photography and b-roll available upon request.

About VStar Entertainment Group

VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. With nearly four decades of expertise in all aspects of event production and management, VStar delivers turnkey, in-house solutions for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and brand activations. VStar also creates custom-fabricated mascots and costumes, large-scale sets, scenery and 3-D installations, serving as a valued resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies. The company has presented more than 40,000 live performances across 40 countries and entertains nearly three million guests annually. VStar Entertainment Group is owned and operated by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group. For more information, visit www.vstarentertainment.com.

About Nickelodeon

Now in its 39th year, Nickelodeon is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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