For the City Times
The Arts Council of South Wood County, celebrating its 40th anniversary, is excited to announce the second performance of six scheduled for the 2016-2017 season.
Orbison and the Everly Brothers Reimagined will be at the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, 1801 16th Street South, on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
What would it sound like if one of the most famous male duos of the 1950’s and 60’s performed alongside one of the most iconic voices of all time? Experience it yourself by joining us!
The Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison crossed paths more than a few times in their prolific careers, but not much is documented. We do know that the Everly Brothers’ 1958 #1 hit “All I have to Do is Dream” had a song written by Roy Orbison, “Claudette,” as its B-side. Roy wrote the lyrics and chords on the lid of a shoebox for the Everlys, and soon Roy’s song was heard on every jukebox in America.
Phil and Don Everly transformed the Appalachian folk, bluegrass, and country sounds of their Kentucky boyhood into a richly harmonized form of rock and roll. Orbison’s three-octave voice, unorthodox songwriting technique, and prescription sunglasses became career trademarks. Orbison and the Everly Brothers Reimagined combines this unique vision for an unforgettable evening of career-panning hit songs that live forever.
Tickets are available at the Arts Council, 1040 8th Street South, Suite 101, Wisconsin Rapids, 10 am to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
You may also call 715.424.2787 or order online at www.SavorTheArts.org.
A special thank you goes out to Renaissance Learning for sponsoring this performance.