St. Louis Public Radio News
1:50 pm
Sun August 17, 2003

UMSL Performing Arts Center Releases Fall Schedule

St. Louis, MO – The $52 million Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Center is nearing its opening date. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held September 23; four days before the first ever show at the center.

The late Gregory Hines was supposed to perform on the 27th but his protege, Savion Glover, will instead perform a tribute to the dancer and actor.

Tickets for the season go on sale Monday; you can call the ticket office at 314-516-4949. Or visit www.touhill.org.

The schedule is as follows:

Sat., Sept 27 - Savion Glover, with comedian George Wallace

Sun., Oct. 5 - St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Sun., Oct. 5 - Comedian Bill Maher

Thu., Oct. 9 - Teatro Lirico d'Europa presents 'Don Giovanni'

Sat., Oct. 11 - Live Broadcast of Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know?

Sat., Oct. 18 - Kiss Me Kate

Tue., Oct. 28 - Melissa Manchester & Paul Williams, 'Songs and Stories'

Sat., Nov. 1 - Opera star Fredrica von Stade

Sat., Nov. 8 - BeauSoleil avac Michael Doucet

Wed., Nov. 12 - U.S. Army Field Band

Sat., Nov. 15 - Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Fri., Nov. 21 - Windham Hill Winter Solstice Tour featuring Will Ackerman, Liz Story & Samite

Fri., Dec. 5 - Manhattan Transfer

Tue., Dec. 9 - U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America

Fri., Dec. 12 - The Moscow Boys Choir