A salute to Buddy Holly, Brat Pack jazz, electroluminescent artistry and ice, ice, baby
The lineup of tribute artists includes many performers that pay homage to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper and their infamous Winter Dance Party. One of these bands, Not Fade Away, will bring the Ultimate Buddy Holly Experience to the area on Friday, January 12 with a performance that keeps this music edgy and relevant. The band’s six young artists give fresh takes to classic hit songs such as “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday” “Summertime Blues,” “Oh Donna,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace” and “Twist and Shout.” Tickets are $39.50.
Molly Ringwald may be remembered best as a member of the Brat Pack, a group of young actors who appeared together frequently in 1980s teen-oriented coming-of-age movies such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink. That was then. Now, however, she still acts as well as writes books and sings jazz. Ringwald released her debut jazz album, “Except Sometimes,” in April 2013, and since that time, she and her quartet have performed more than 200 concerts in seven countries. They will come to Evans on Saturday January 13 for “An Evening with Molly Ringwald.” Tickets are $45.
Lightwire Theater presents “Moon Mouse, A Space Odyssey” on Saturday, January 27. The group, which has appeared worldwide, combines theater and technology to tell stories in complete darkness with electroluminescent artistry. Tickets are $29.50 for adults and $16.50 for children under age 12.
Featuring professional skaters from all across the globe, Dreams on Ice will present worldwide holiday traditions in a show featuring dancers, singers and specialty acts on Thursday, February 1. Tickets are $37.50 for adults and $19.50 for children under age 15.
All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center. For an additional cost of $25, dinner is available for each of the shows as well. For more information, call 726-0366 or visit augustaamusements.com.