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York offers plenty of winter entertainment

Don't let the winter weather keep you at home. Check out these York County entertainment venues all month long.

The Clover School District Auditorium will feature The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra 8 p.m. Jan. 12.

The music will transport you to the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.

The cost is $15 a person.

The big band sound includes three instrumentalists from the Carolinas and is under musical director Gary Tole. Visit www.clover2.k12.sc.us for details on the 2012 Performing Arts Series.

The Sylvia Theater in York will host shows by Al & Amy as well as Jack Lawrence 8:30 p.m Jan 14.

Al Petteway and Amy White's music was featured in the soundtrack for Ken Burns' Emmy winning documentary, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."

Petteway is a Grammy winning guitarist whose album with White was listed among the essential albums of the past 20 years by Acoustic Guitar magazine.

Lawrence, partner to Doc Watson, will perform solo.

He delights audiences with his flat top guitar and eclectic style, which includes Americana, blues, bluegrass and folk. Advanced tickets are $15, $18 at the door. Details: www.sylviatheater.com.

Back in Clover, bring your kids to the Taradiddle Players' "The Commedia Cinderella" show 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Clover School District Auditorium.

The familiar tale is twisted into a funny slapstick story. Tickets are $5 and children 12 and under are free.

The McCelvey Center in York will host Asheville quintet Steep Canyon Rangers on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Steep Canyon Rangers have taken the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Merelefest, Telluride and many music festivals.

Their bluegrass and country style will provide an interesting evening in the historic McCelvey Center. Details: 877-369-2290 or 803-329-2121.

Finally, the Rock Hill Community Performance Center will feature the band Simplified 8 p.m. Jan. 27.

The pre-show includes beer tastings and a tapas bar for those 21 and older. Fusing elements of rock, reggae, funk and roots, the band's newest album, "Brighter Days", was topping the iheartradio.com charts this past summer. Call 803-329-8756.

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