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Tullahoma’s SJCC sets performing arts series

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:29 am

South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma has set show dates for its 2013-14 performing arts series.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. except Jazz on Jackson, which starts at 8 p.m., following a champagne reception.

Joe Weigand as Teddy Roosevelt is featured on Nov. 1. This is a one-man theatre show on a nation-wide tour. Wiegand’s reprisal of former U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt shares stories of adventures as rancher, Rough Rider and father of six while in the White House.

Roosevelt was instrumental in establishing America’s national parks, forests, monuments, and wildlife reserves.

Featured on Nov. 15 are The Rigneys, Bluegrass Sounds. Well-known to local audiences, the Rigneys will premier their latest album titled “Double or Nothing”. They have been impressing folks with their instrumental mastery, vocal harmonies, and just plain fun stage entertainment for years. Andrew plays guitar and mandolin. Grant plays fiddle and mandolin. Mark provides strong banjo playing, and Melissa keeps the band together with powerful bass backup. You’ll be toe tapping and wishing for more by the end of this show?

During Jazz on Jackson, Jan. 18, T.S. Monk, son of legendary Thelonious Monk, is featured. T.S. Monk is an award-winning smooth jazz performer, who is drummer, composer, vocalist and bandleader. T.S. won the prestigious Album of the Year with a birthday tribute album to his father called, “Monk On Monk”. He also formed the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz to further music education. Many attend with the help of scholarships. The institute even helps to fund after-school athletic programs.

On April 25 The Tart Terrors, Celtic Sounds will perform. This show combines music, dance and even comedy. Bagpipes, drums, guitar and more provide the rhythms for Highland Dancers. Championship status of musicians and dancers takes the audience to new levels of Celtic appreciation. Celtic Beat Magazine calls the Tartan Terrors, the “heirs apparent to the (Celtic) mayhem.”

Brochures describing these shows and more can be found at South Jackson Civic Center. Call (931) 455-5321 or email sojack@lighttube.net to make arrangements. Season tickets are being offered at $60 for adults and $45 for students. Individual show tickets are $20 for adults and $15 each for students.