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Comfortable favorites populate Ruth Eckerd Hall

The Clearwater venue releases the rest of its 2006-2007 season acts.

By Tijmes staff writer
Published June 11, 2006

In addition to the already announced Broadway series, Ruth Eckerd Hall today released the balance of its 2006-2007 season. It includes many familiar names, such as Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Tom Jones, Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby and Olivia Newton-John. The programming is not adventurous, although the dance lineup does include the prestigious Paul Taylor Dance Company and Dayton Contemporary Dance, and violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Olga Kern are on the classical schedule. There's also a respectable group of comedians, including Dennis Miller and Lewis Black.

Here are some highlights; ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced later this summer. For more information, go to


Jan. 20, 8 p.m.: Joshua Bell, violinist, with Jeremy Denk, pianist

Feb. 6, 8 p.m.: Boston Pops/Keith Lockhart, conductor

Feb. 24, 8 p.m.: Canadian Brass

April 10, 8 p.m.: National Philharmonic of Russia/Vladimir Spivakov, conductor; Olga Kern, pianist


Nov. 17, 8 p.m.: Puccini's La Boheme, presented by Teatro Lirico D'Europa

March 24, 8 p.m.: Verdi's Rigoletto, presented by Teatro Lirico D'Europa


Jan. 25, 8 p.m.: Paul Taylor Dance Company

Feb. 22 and 23: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company presents Color-ography: The Jacob Lawrence Project

Feb. 27, 8 p.m.: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

April 18, 8 p.m.: Russian National Ballet Theatre and Orchestra present Minkus' Don Quixote, with the Sofia Symphony Orchestra


Dec. 13, 8 p.m.: The Klezmer Conservatory Band/Hankus Netsky, director

Jan. 11, 8 p.m.: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano

April 6, 8 p.m.: Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, presented by the Royal Carl Rosa Opera

April 7, 8 p.m.: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble


Oct. 6, 8 p.m.: Dennis Miller

Oct. 12, 8 p.m.: Kathy Griffin

Nov. 11, 8 p.m.: Gallagher

Dec. 9, 6 and 9:30 p.m.: George Carlin

Dec. 30, 8 p.m.: Lewis Black

Feb. 2, 8 p.m.: Lisa Lampanelli

Feb. 10, 5 and 8 p.m.: Bill Cosby

March 10: 7 and 9:30 p.m.: Jeff Foxworthy


Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: Doobie Brothers

Nov. 3, 8 p.m.: Triple Threat Tour with Blackhawk, Little Texas, Restless Heart

Nov. 18, 8 p.m.: Four Tops, Temptations

Nov. 28, 8 p.m.: Judy Collins, Smothers Brothers

Dec. 4, 8 p.m.: Olivia Newton-John

Dec. 15, 8 p.m.: Tony Bennett

Dec. 29, 8 p.m.: '70s Soul Jam with the Spinners, the Stylistics and the Chi-Lites

Jan. 9, 8 p.m.: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Jan. 12, 8p.m.: Linda Eder

Feb. 7, 8 p.m.: Bobby McFerrin & Voicestra

Feb. 23, 8 p.m.: Liza Minnelli

March 2, 8 p.m.: Patti LaBelle

March 3, 8 p.m.: Richard Nader's Doo Wop Reunion VII with Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Kenny Vance and the Planotones, Shirley Alston Reeves, the Dubs and the Legends of Doo Wop

March 11, 7 p.m.: Paul Anka

April 4 and 5, 8 p.m.: Tom Jones


Jan. 21, 2 p.m.: Dave Brubeck Quartet and the Ramsey Lewis Trio

March 4, 2 p.m.: Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish, Too!

March 18, 2 p.m.: Italian-American Festival

March 25, 2 p.m.: Bobby Vinton


Dec. 18, 1 p.m.: The Big Band Broadcast, with Holly Larocque and the Mark Ferguson Orchestra.

Jan. 16, 1 p.m.: Glenn Miller Orchestra

Jan. 24, 1 p.m.: The Spencers' Theatre of Illusion

Jan. 29, 1 p.m.: Torme Sings Torme, starring Steve Torme

Feb. 7, 1 p.m.: Vienna Choir Boys

Feb. 19, 1 p.m.: Irish Rovers

Feb. 28, 1 p.m.: Diahann Carroll

March 5, 1 p.m.: Shields & Yarnell

March 12, 1 p.m.: Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

April 2, 1 p.m.: Chuck Mangione


Dec. 3, 2 p.m.: Marie Osmond's "Magic of Christmas''

Dec. 8-10: Miami City Ballet & The Florida Orchestra present George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Dec. 16 and 17: Michael W. Smith Christmas

Dec. 20: Peter White Christmas with Mindi Abair and Rick Braun

Dec. 23, 2 and 8 p.m.: A Christmas Carol, produced by Nebraska Theatre Caravan

Dec. 31, 8 p.m.: Salute to Vienna

[Last modified June 8, 2006, 12:25:46]

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