Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: January 15, 2013 2:20:18 PM CST
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Ricky Nelson Remembered, a live performance of Nelson's hit songs by his twin sons Matthew and Gunnar, on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.columbiatheatre.org or at 985-543-4371.
HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Ricky Nelson Remembered, a unique multi-media entertainment event featuring the live music of the singer's hit songs, on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond Theatre, the presentation will feature such hits as "Hello Mary Lou," "Travelin' Man," and "Garden Party," performed by Nelson's twin sons Matthew and Gunnar. The program includes never before seen big screen video footage of the Nelson family with interviews from celebrities influenced by Nelson.
With their rock band Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar have five Top 40 Billboard hits, four No.1 MTV videos, and have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide.
"This show appeals to a wide audience and multiple generations and celebrates the life of America's original 'Teen Idol'," said Interim Columbia Theatre Director C. Roy Blackwood. "This year marks the 28th anniversary of Ricky Nelson's passing in a tragic New Year's Eve plane crash."
Tickets for Ricky Nelson Remembered range from $28 - $36 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.