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Friday, January 31, 2020

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Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm
Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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Description: Squirrel Nut Zippers: Their musical journey began in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990s as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience. The Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over 3 million albums from 1995-2000 and their watershed record “Hot” was certified platinum. The Squirrel Nut Zippers are inspired by the city of New Orleans, the poet Ron Cuccia and a disregard for convention. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres, including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo,” has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm

 
Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm
Cirque du Soleil AXEL
Cirque du Soleil AXEL

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Description: Spectacular skating, breathtaking acrobatics, live music and stunning graphics - It’s waiting for you in an all new ice spectacle: Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Join Axel and his adrenaline-fueled crew on an exhilarating adventure as his passion for music and graphic arts takes you on an electrifying journey. See sparks fly as Axel falls for the captivating Lei. Together they jet off on a fast-moving quest through fantastic and colorful worlds to retrieve the stolen light from the mystical Vi. Will Axel find his voice and fulfill his destiny? Get ready for amazing music, stunning projections, and mind-blowing acrobatic skating performances in Cirque du Soleil AXEL. Kansas City Show Schedule Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm Friday, January 31st at 7:30 pm Saturday, February 1st at 3:30 and 7:30 pm Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00 and 5:00 pm https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/axel Submitted by: Mark Schulte Allied Global Marketing

Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm

 
Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm
Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers Headline Kansas State Univ.
Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers Headline Kansas State Univ.

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Description: Platinum-Selling Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers (SNZ) will be, once again, joining forces with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band for a special series of Midwest shows that hits the McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University on January 31. SNZ, whose most recent studio album titled Beasts Of Burgundy debuted at #4 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart, have released eight studio records throughout their career including their pivotal album Hot (1996). Lauded for taking their signature style of anti-establishment sound to commercial radio, Hot was the band’s sophomore album and was certified Platinum in 1997. “The Zippers have always been full of outlandish characters which provides great self-referential material for songs,” said co-founder Jimbo Mathus, whose motto to “let the music lead” still rings true. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who toured with SNZ frequently in the 90s, is celebrating more than 40 years of their unique “musical gumbo” sound – a blend of funk, R&B and bebop jazz. Performing in more than 30 countries across five continents and releasing 12 studio albums, the group’s nontraditional sound has led them to collaborate with many artists, including Modest Mouse and Norah Jones. For the most up to date information on the Squirrel Nut Zippers visit: www.snzippers.com https://twitter.com/snzippers https://www.facebook.com/SNZippers https://www.instagram.com/snzippers/ Submitted by: Denise Kovalevich Squirrel Nut Zippers

Fri, January 31st - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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