Billy Joel tribute comes to Person County

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The 2018-19 Performing Arts Series Season at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex continues this weekend with a tribute to one of the nation’s most honored performers.

Billy Joel Tribute The Stranger will appear on stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

With over 150 million records sold worldwide in a career spanning nearly 50 years, singer, songwriter, composer and performer Billy Joel is one of the world’s most beloved musical artists of the past 100 years. So naturally, paying tribute to that level of talent and doing it justice is something not easily achieved.

The Stranger is the complete premiere tribute to the music of one of the world’s most beloved performers, Billy Joel. Comprised of some of the best and most experienced musicians in the business, this six-piece band brings together an authentic replication of Joel’s timeless music, crowning it with soulful, spot on vocals that makes listening to a Billy Joel song so special.

Out front on piano and lead vocals is founder and frontman Mike Santoro. Born and raised in Levittown like Joel himself, Santoro not only looks and talks a lot like Joel, but has the piano chops, vocal prowess and stage presence of the Piano Man – so much so that you will soon forget you are watching a tribute show. The Stranger gives you the Billy Joel experience with the sound of his original band in its prime... energetic, interactive and often unpredictable. It’s live entertainment at its best.

From his radio hits to classic B-sides, sprinkled with great songs from similar artists such as Elton John, Paul McCartney and many others, it’s everything you’ll ever want in an evening of great music.

Tickets are on sale now and range in price from $8 for students to $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Kirby Gallery, over the telephone with Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express, or online at www.kirbytheater.com. Concessions will be sold before the show and during intermission.

The Kirby Theater is located at 213 N. Main St., Roxboro. For more information, call the Kirby Box Office at 336-597-1709 or visit the website at www.kirbytheater.com. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday 1- 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The show is sponsored by the Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department, Person County Arts Council and Piedmont Community College.

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