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Wednesday October 8, 2014  
7:30 pm New Orleans Legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band ft. Allen Toussaint
For nearly fifty years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has brought the joy of traditional New Orleans Jazz to fans around the world. No matter where they perform, they never fail to get their audiences dancing in the aisles. Joining them in this special appearance is the great New Orleans music legend, Allen Toussaint. Musician, composer, producer and National Medal of Arts recipient, Allen Toussaint has collaborated with everyone from Elvis Costello to Eric Clapton. Tickets from $25 (more)

Wharton Center Cobb Great Hall (750 E Shaw Ln East Lansing, MI)
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Tuesday October 14, 2014  
7:30 pm Once
FIVE STARS! TRANSPORTING! Once is the sweetest and most romantic show on Broadway. It speaks volumes about the power of music and connection. –Daily News Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights...but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note, and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams...not living in fear...and the power of music to connect all of us. Varied performance times. Please see whartoncenter.com for details. Tickets from $34 (more)

Wharton Center (750 E. Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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Sunday October 26, 2014  
7:00 pm David Sedaris
David Sedaris, the celebrated NPR humorist and bestselling author of Naked, invites you to an evening of captivating conversation and social satire. With sardonic and incisive wit, Sedaris has proven to be one of the world’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human experience today. Tickets from $28 (more)

Wharton Center (750 E. Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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Thursday October 30, 2014  
7:30 pm Eisenhower Dance: The Light Show
Back by popular demand after the sensational Red, Hot and Blue, and fun-filled Motown in Motion, Eisenhower Dance returns with a visually stunning co-commission by Wharton Center and the Detroit Opera House. The Light Show matches choreographers with lighting designers for four cleverly electrifying pieces incorporating lasers, light, and innovative dance. One of the finest contemporary dance ensembles today, Michigan’s acclaimed Eisenhower Dance combines remarkable technique with inventive choreography. “Dance that touches the soul.” – Detroit Free Press Tickets from $20; MSU Student Tickets available for $15 (more)

Wharton Center (750 E. Shaw Lane East Lansing, MI)
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Sunday November 9, 2014  
7:00 pm Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra is acclaimed as one of the world’s great orchestras. Now under the renowned leadership of Music Director and Chief Conductor Pavel Kogan, they will be joined by one of the leading names in music, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Known for her passionate, edge-of-your-seat performances, she will perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto in D major. This special all-Tchaikovsky night includes the composer’s Symphony No. 4 and Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy. Tickets from $27. (more)

Wharton Center for Performing Arts (750 E Shaw Ln East Lansing, MI)
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