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The Times-Union Center for the Performing Art's August venue


         Cedric the Entertainere

 As the end of summer draws near, why not take the time to see one of the events that are scheduled at The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts.  Tickets are available  at  Ticketmaster.com or call 866-448-7849 today.

NORAH JONES                   August 12

An American singer-songwriter, keyboardist, pianist, guitarist and actress, Norah Jones career began in 2002 with her debut album Come Away With Me, which included the hit, "Don't Know Why."  This burst into the music scene earned her seven Grammy Awards and had her well on her way to becoming number one on the charts in most of the world.  If your looking for traditional vocal pop with a hit of jazz and blues, coupled with a little country, folk and soul, then this is an event you don't want to miss.

CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER                         August 20

If you like to laugh, then seeing Cedric the Entertainer is the event for you.  An American comedian and actor,  Cedric made is first TV appearance on "It's Showtime at the Apollo" and then appeared on and hosted HBO;s Def Comedy Jam and BET's ComicView.  He would be best remembered on TV for his role playing Steve Harvey's friend, Cedric Jackie Robinson, on his sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show, when his career moved into acting.  As his career has grown, he has appeared in numerous movies including Barbershop I and II,  Dr. Doolittle 2, Madagascar and Be Cool.  Now Cedric the Entertainer will be leaving 'em laughing with his stand up humor across the country.  You don't want to miss this show!

AN EVENING OF HOPE WITH SARAH PALIN                  August 26

This special event, an "Evening of Hope,"  hosted by Heroic Media will feature keynote speaker Governor Sarah Palin. Heroic Media is a faith-based non-profit organization that helps women facing unexpected pregnancies by placing television, internet and billboard ads providing help line numbers enabling women to connect with the needed information and services available.  Because of her "faith and commitment to protecting life," Sarah Palin was invited to speak by Mark Nelson, the Florida Director of Heroic Media.  Sharon Wilbur, a contemporary Christian singer and finalist on American Idol will be opening the event.

AARON BING                     August 28

The music of Aaron Bing is different than any other on the current Jazz as it creates a new sound combining several genres.  He himself claims his music is "multi-faced" being a mixture of Jazz, R&B and Classical.  Aaron plays 20 instruments and in fact played all the instruments on his first album which he wrote and produced by the time he graduated high school.  He has opened for artists such as The Temptations, Lenny Williams, Glady's Knight and others.   Aaron will be accompanied by his six piece band in this official release concert for his newest CD, Rebirth.  Be inspired by the soulful ballads, incredible instrumentals and wonderful stage presence at this memorable concert.

The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts is located at 300 West Water Street, Jacksonville, FL map    (904) 633-6110

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