Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin Featured in GPAC Programs with Peabody Award Winning Journalist/Author Michael Lasser

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Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin Featured in GPAC Programs with Peabody Award Winning Journalist/Author Michael Lasser

[Sarasota, FL: January 12, 2016] Peabody Award winning journalist and author, Michael Lasser, returns to the Glenridge Performing Arts Center (7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota) with two programs sure to please fans of Broadway and Hollywood musicals of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.

LECTURE:  Michael Lasser –  In the Steps of Fred Astaire
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $5

No name evokes the elegance and charm of Hollywood’s Golden Age of Dance than Fred Astaire. His career spanned from Vaudeville, Broadway to the silver screen, but encompassed so much more than the famous partnership of “Fred and Ginger.”  Peabody Award-winning author and pundit Michael Lasser lends his considerable scholarly acumen and entertaining humor to a lecture-style program revealing more about Fred Astaire than you could imagine.

Michael Lasser & Friends
An Evening with Irving Berlin
Saturday, January 23 at 8:00PM
Tickets: $22.50/$17.50 GPAC Family

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Michael Lasser returns to GPAC with his amazing friends, songstress Cindy Miller and pianist Alan Jones to celebrate the musical genius of the great Irving Berlin. Irving Berlin, a poor Russian immigrant who transformed Tin Pan Alley with his music, earned such widespread fame that he was adored as the most patriotic American of all. “God Bless America,” “Blue Skies,” and “White Christmas” are the tip of the iceberg of Berlin’s genius. The infinitely knowledgeable and entertaining Michael Lasser will be joined once again by his friends, songstress Cindy Miller and pianist Alan Jones, in a brilliant combination of live music and scintillating commentary of “all things Irving.”

All performances take place at Glenridge Performing Arts Center (GPAC), located at 7333 Scotland Way, Sarasota, FL.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.GPACTix.com, or by calling the GPAC Box Office at 941-552-5325.

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