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

Four great shows are scheduled at The Times Union Center for the Performing Arts in May.  Go to Ticketmaster.com or call 866-448-7849 today.

GREASE                     April 27-May 2, 2010

Direct from Broadway, and starring Taylor Hicks of American Idol, the musical Grease  will get you rockin' and make you stand up and shout.  One of the most popular shows among audiences of all ages, this new production takes you on a trip back in time.  Danny and Sandy and the gang take the stage performing to the ageless tunes that we all fell in love with. This is one musical rendition that you don't want to miss.
   
ZZ Top                         7:30 PM, May 4, 2010
Live In Concert

ZZ Top is an American blues rock trio, formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. Selling millions of records over their expansive career. The trio is one of the longest running rock band to retain the same members.  The band consists of Billy Gibbons on vocals and guitar, Joseph Dusty Hill on vocals, bass and keyboards and Frank Beard on drums and percussion.  This band who almost always wears sunglasses in public is perhaps most well-known for their song, Cheap Sunglasses.  Still an American classic, ZZ Top's concert should be on your "to do" list.

ALVIN AILEY  
           7:30 PM, May 18, 2010
American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater exemplifies modern dance and will be returning to the Times Union Center in Jacksonville.  Founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey, Jr., an American choreographer and activist, the Dance Theater revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.  The captivating performances dramatically excentuate expression in a unique dance technique.  Revelations, Ailey's choreographic masterpiece, perhaps is the most often viewed dance performance.  The brilliance of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is sure to move you as they take the stage and draw you into one of the most unforgettable dance productions.

CHICAGO                  May 21-23, 2010

Originally, opening on Broadway in 1975, Chicago has played for more than 5,400 performances.  With Bob Fosse's choreography his style is strongly identified with the show.  Chicago is a satire on corruption in the administration of justice and and is based on a play about actual criminals. Many traditional vaudeville acts influenced the musical numbers, All That Jazz perhaps being the most well-known. Winning numerous awards, Chicago the musical offers funny songs, hot dancing and a sexy cast that you'll be talking about long after you leave the performance.

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is located at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 630-3900 map

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