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‘Piano Men’ success at Fowler Center

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 18:09

Piano Men

Shan Huang, Staff Photographer

The 2012-13 Fowler Center Series at ASU opened with “Piano Men,” starring Jim Witter, Tuesday night.

“The Piano Men” pulled open the curtain of the Fowler Center Series on Tuesday night.

“The Piano Men” is a musical celebration of the 70’s hit music. Utilizing the back screen projector, it brings the audience back to 70’s newspapers, advertising, people and events. Along the way, the sounds of “Young Song”, ”My Life”, “Candle in the Wind”, “Rocket Man” and several other classic hits create a wonderful evening.

With Jim Witter at the grand piano and his sizzling musicians on keyboards, guitar, bass, flute, sax and drums, the music is not an attempt to recreate or mimic the evening’s long list of familiar hits. Instead, they unleash the landmarks in pop music history and the most important thing: memories. The memory of being a teenager; the memory of high school; the memory of the first ballroom dance; the memory of the first kiss. These invaluable memories flash back to the audience members who have silver hair. Witter’s beats help the audience to feel like they are young again.

In the Fowler Center, the next show will be on Oct. 27, with the Late Great Ladies of Blues and Jazz. For more information or a schedule of events, go to the Flower Center’s page.


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