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Doc Severinsen and His Big Band: "Once More with Feeling"

September 21, 2013
7:30 PM — 9:30 PM
Heritage Center: John and Alice Butler Hall
Farber Box Office 585-SHOW or
come to the box office Monday thru Friday 12:30pm-5:30pm

"Heeeeere's Johnny!" That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late night TV for three decades. Trumpeter Doc Severinsen is perhaps the most iconic band leader from the golden age of television as Johnny Carson's leader of the "Tonight Show Band." Named after his best-selling recording, this concert features Doc's 17-piece band and the amazing vocalist, Vanessa Thomas performing "When You're Smiling" and "Singing in the Rain." Doc still brings his trademark wit and has not lost his flair for the outrageous fashion statement. The Lincoln Journal Star proclaimed, "Amazingly, Severinsen proves that he still has the lip and the technique to play with power, precision, and stamina... (His) playing and bandleading certainly quashes any doubts that at 84 he might have lost some of his famous panache."

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