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Blumenthal sets its '08-'09 lineup

More than 40 special attractions – from the music of Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt to the comedy of The Second City to the dance moves of Savion Glover – will be featured in the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's 2008-09 season, the center is announcing today.

Single tickets are already on sale for some events, and others will go on sale through the year. Some season packages are already available.

Other highlights include the farewell tour of Riverdance, more than a dozen musical concerts, best-selling humorist David Sedaris, and Rain: The Beatles Experience.

For detailed ticket information and a complete listing, visit www.blumenthalcenter.org.

Highlights of upcoming Blumenthal attractions

Ralphie May: Aug. 17, McGlohon Theatre. Tickets now on sale, starting at $25.

Comedian from the first season of NBC's “Last Comic Standing.”

Jon Reep: Aug. 28, McGlohon Theatre. Tickets now on sale starting at $25.

Hickory native Jon Reep was the 2007 Winner of NBC's “Last Comic Standing.”

Celtic Crossroads: Sept. 27 – 28, McGlohon Theatre. Tickets now on sale starting at $29.50.

NBC's Last Comic Standing Live Tour: Sept. 28, Belk Theater. Tickets now on sale start at $21.

Mother Load: Sept. 30 – Oct. 26, Stage Door Theater. Tickets go on sale Aug. 8, starting at: $29.50.

Comedy about motherhood.

An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt: Oct. 9, Belk Theater. Tickets now on sale starting at $34.50.

An Evening with David Sedaris: Oct. 11, Belk Theater. Tickets now on sale, start at $29.

The Second City – DeFace the Nation: Oct. 14-19, Booth Playhouse. Tickets go on sale Aug. 8, starting at $29.50.

Janis Ian: Oct. 26, McGlohon Theatre. Tickets go on sale Aug. 8, starting at $20.

Savion Glover: Bare Soundz: Oct. 27, Belk Theater. Tickets on sale Aug. 15, start at $25.

An evening of tap dance.

Squonk Opera: Charlotte The Opera: Nov. 21 – 23, McGlohon Theatre. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5, starting at $29.

Squonk Opera created its show in a gritty Pittsburgh junkyard, with choreographed cranes and earthmovers. The show takes on Charlotte.

Soweto Gospel Choir: Nov. 23, 2008, Belk Theater. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5 starting at $10.

RAIN: The Beatles Experience: Nov. 24-25, Belk Theater. Tickets go on sale Sept. 5 starting at $21.

Richie Havens: Dec. 5, McGlohon Theatre. Tickets go on sale Aug. 8, starting at $20.

RENT: Jan. 27– Feb. 1, Ovens Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15, starting at $25.50.

Tango Fire: Feb. 3, 2009. Belk Theater. Tickets go on sale Oct. 17, starting at $19.

Chicago City Limits: MySpace or Yours? Feb. 6 – 7, 2009, Booth Playhouse. Tickets go on sale Nov. 28 starting at $29.50.

Mardi Gras Mambo: The Neville Brothers and Dr. John & The Lower 911: Feb. 25, Belk Theater. Tickets on sale Nov. 21 start at $24.

Riverdance: Mar. 3–8, 2009, Ovens Auditorium. Tickets go on sale Nov. 21, starting at $20.

Dixie's Tupperware Party: Mar. 24 – 29, Playhouse. Tickets go on sale Jan. 16, starting at $29.50.

The fast-talking Tupperware Lady with funny tales.

Chris Botti: Apr. 30, Belk Theater. Tickets go on sale Jan. 23, starting at $21.50.

MAMMA MIA!: July 28 – Aug. 2, Belk Theater. Tickets go on sale April 24, starting at $30.

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