Community Concert Association of Morgan City unveils 2013-2014 concert season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Celebrating more than six decades of presenting top-flight national touring talent to the community, the Community Concert Association of Morgan City is launching its season-ticket campaign with the announcement of artists to appear during the 2013-14 concert season.

Floyd Cloutier, organization president, said, “This is a season you won’t want to miss. We’re especially happy that Exile will open the series, celebrating their 50th anniversary.”

In addition to the legendary recording artists the 2013-14 line-up features Mediterranean superstar, Pavlo; goddess of soul, Jane L. Powell; music, movement and technology comedians, AudioBody; classic hit-makers, The Diamonds; and season closer, star of stage and television, Hal Linden.

Community Concert Association of Morgan City is an all-volunteer concert organization, presenting an annual performance series in Morgan City.

The association is making a special offer to celebrate its campaign kick-off. Season tickets to the six-concert series are $45 for adults, $10 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Single tickets are $45. All performances are held at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. For more information, call 985-385-2307 or visit the association website at

The artists were introduced in a news release from the association.

Exile, Sept. 17

Founded in Richmond, Ky., in 1963, Exile has become a legend in both rock and country music, boasting two gold records and massive radio success. While achieving moderate sales and touring exposure during the 60s and 70s, Exile exploded on the international scene in 1978 with their smash hit “Kiss You All Over.” Their move to Nashville in 1983 met with even greater success, producing 13 top-ten singles, 11 going on to number-one (Billboard, “Hot Country Songs”). The band has also produced writers that have penned hit songs recorded by other artists, most notably “Take Me Down” (Alabama) and “Heart and Soul” (Huey Lewis and the News). Exile has recorded for Warner Bros., RCA, Epic, Arista Nashville and Intersound record labels. Enjoying their 50th anniversary, Exile continues to actively tour and record, including an appearance on GAC’s “Hit Exchange” with Trace Adkins in 2012.

Pavlo, Oct. 22

The Toronto Star calls Pavlo a “Guitar Master.” His 15-year performing career, including nine albums and a PBS special, has proved them right. His electric live performances continue to propel Pavlo around the globe and galvanize his fans. Awards and recognition include two gold records (“Fantasia” and “Pavlo”) and “Instrumental album of the Year” (“Trifecta,” Juno Awards, 2010). His unique musical voice is self-described as a “Mediterranean sound mixing the folkloric styles of Greek and Latin music with pop sensibilities.” (Greek Reporter, 2012)

Jane L. Powell, Nov. 19

Powell has demonstrating her remarkable vocal range throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, has recorded a national McDonald’s advertisement and can be seen and heard in the films “Marie” and “The Bachelor.” She earned the title of “Entertainer of the Year,” “Performing Arts/Music Awards” and “Jazz Artist of the Year” by the National Association for Campus Activities and has worked with or opened for artists such as Lou Rawls, B.J. Thomas and The Crusaders. In regards to opening for the legendary Ray Charles, The Washington Post read, “She stole the night from a legend.”

AudioBody, Feb. 20, 2014

Brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy launched their careers in a 1994 talent show. Their natural performance abilities captured the attention of physical comedian Michael Miclon and Mimist Tony Montanaro, who provided apprenticeships and tour opportunities. Today Audiobody tours worldwide, including appearances at The White House, CBS Sunday Morning, “Inside Edition” (CBS) and “The Late Show with David Letterman” (NBC). Their first album, “Sound. Motion. Theater.” reached the No. 1 position for four weeks on and garnered music credits on two Emmy nominated videos and several television credits, including “MythBusters” (Discovery) and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (NBC).

The Diamonds, March 25, 2014

With a “National Anthem of Rock and Roll” in their pockets, The Diamonds are more than seasoned performers, they are a living pop music legacy. The original quartet rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hits including “The Stroll” and the instant, million-selling hit “Little Darlin’,” which has sold about 20 million copies to date. The Diamonds have learned that the durability of classic rock and roll music is as much about the future as it is about the past. The newest quartet members, playing saxophone and trombone, backed by piano and drums, continue to expand their audience by performing in a variety of venues and touring Europe, South America, and Asia. In addition to their 33 appearances on American Bandstand, the Diamonds have been awarded three gold records and inductions into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

An Evening with Hal Linden, April 7, 2014

Hal Linden spices up the stage with a dash of nostalgia and a heaping helping of legendary star quality. With a 65-year career as an entertainer, Linden is best known for his portrayal of the police precinct captain in the hit television series “Barney Miller,” for which he earned multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. In 1957, he made his Broadway debut in the musical “Bells Are Ringing” opposite Judy Holliday and has continued to perform in more than 20 Broadway and off-Broadway productions including “Pajama Game,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Chicago” and “Cabaret.” In 1971, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in “The Rothschilds.” An accomplished jazz clarinetist and vocalist, Linden is backed by a seven-piece band performing America’s classic songs, along with a lifetime of showmanship and charm.

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