OCCC announces artists for 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series

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OCCC announces artists for 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series

Eclectic mix of performances offers something for all tastes

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has set the bar high for entertainment this year with their 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series lineup.

The series will open with The Texas Tenors Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Frequent performers in Branson, Missouri, The Texas Tenors will treat the audience to a unique harmony of country, classical, Broadway and contemporary music along with their cowboy charm. 

Next is jazz legend Doc Severinsen, of “The Tonight Show” fame, with the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra Monday, Oct. 26. The show will undoubtedly be a crowd favorite full of big band energy and sound.

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet will perform Thursday, Nov. 12. The quartet’s diverse music style will take audience members around the world in a single concert experience.

Audiences will welcome in the holiday season with “A Melinda Doolittle Christmas” Tuesday, Dec. 8. The “American Idol” finalist will bring her soulful voice to holiday favorites, along with originals.

The series will continue Friday, Jan. 22, with the “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and The Rage. Vincent’s talent for the traditional bluegrass sound, along with her stunning harmonies and bluesy phrasing, will entertain audiences of all ages.

Fiesta Mexico-Americana, featuring the Grammy winning group Los Lobos and Ballet Folklorico Mexicano, will take the stage Tuesday, Feb. 16. Through a combination of music, song and dance, these artists will celebrate the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout U.S. history.

Jim Brickman: The Platinum Tour will entertain audiences Tuesday, March 8. As the most charted Billboard adult contemporary artist, two-time Grammy nominee, and the recipient of four gold albums, Brickman continues to entrance audiences with his showcase of new music and popular works from his two-decade tenure as a contemporary pop artist.

The series concludes Friday, April 8, with the highly anticipated, innovative Kid Koala’s “Nufonia Must Fall”— a magical theatre experience with live film, puppetry and music, adapted from Kid Koala’s graphic novel of the same name. The pairing of a uniquely designed production with a heartwarming film noir love story will make Kid Koala’s “Nufonia Must Fall” an unforgettable performance experience for children and adults alike.

All performances will be held in the college’s newly constructed Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater.

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