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AND VIRGINIA ARTS FESTIVAL PARTNER TO PRESENT THE
TCC PERFORMING ARTS SERIES AT THE ROPER
The series returns with a dazzling line up of world-renowned performers.
Va. - (Oct. 29, 2003) - Tidewater Community College and
Virginia Arts Festival have partnered to bring four diverse and dynamic
performances to the 2003/2004 TCC Performing Arts Series at the Roper.
Cowboys, comedians, composers and conductors will grace the stage
beautifully restored state-of-the-art TCC Jeanne and George Roper
Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk.
||Riders In The Sky, Dec. 20, 8 p.m., $30/$20
Grab your partner and saddle up the horses for these singing cowboy legends.
Riders In The Sky are America's favorite cowboys who have delighted audiences
with their stellar harmonies, side-splitting comedy and some "mighty fine" family
entertainment. Creators and hosts of the popular Rider's Radio Theater program
on National Public Radio, Riders In The Sky preserve the romance and tradition
of singing cowboys. A must see for families!
Chicago City Limits, Jan. 24, 8 p.m., $30/$2
This comedy troupe has raised improvisational theater to an art form.
Chicago City Limits has remained New York's longest-running comedy
more than 22 years. Seen everywhere from HBO to the Superbowl,
this group entertains with one edgy, uproarious moment after another.
opportunity to enjoy such talent!
Chris Norman Ensemble, Feb. 21, 8 p.m., $30/$20
Flutist, piper and composer Chris Norman bridges centuries of
traditional music with his talented and versatile quartet. Norman
clearly in a class by himself, and many critics have named him
the world's finest wooden flute player.
JoAnn Falletta & Friends, May 6, 2004, 7:30
As musical director of the Virginia Symphony, JoAnn Falletta
hailed by The New York Times as "one of the finest conductors
generation." Ms. Falletta shares her talents in an intimate
the Roper conducting a chamber music program that highlights
Tickets may be purchased for the whole series with a 15 percent
discount off single-priced tickets or for each performance. Tickets
at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office in MacArthur Center, through
any Ticketmaster Outlet or by phone 671-8100.
The TCC Jeanne and George
Roper Performing Arts Center is located
Granby St. in downtown Norfolk. For more information, call 757-822-2822
or visit www.tcc.edu/roper/series/.
The Virginia Arts Festival,
created in 1997, is an annual springtime performing arts extravaganza.
The organization's mission is to draw
national and international attention to the region as a cultural
destination and to showcase the region's natural beauty and recreational
attractions as well as its wealth of historic, cultural and educational
institutions. In six years, the Festival has established itself
of the premier cultural events in the Mid-Atlantic.
Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the
colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000
students annually. The 37th largest in the nation's 1,600
community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing
community colleges. Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia
College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region
campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach
as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in
district in downtown Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology
in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region's residents
attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were
For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.
Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications