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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt
SALUTE TO VETERANS - Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Victory Belles, the National WW II Museum's vocal trio, in a special Veteran's Day concert, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Columbia Theatre box office, on line at columbiatheatre.org, or by calling 985-543-4371.
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Victory Belles, the National WW II Museum's vocal trio, in a special Veteran's Day concert, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Theatre Interim Director Roy Blackwood said the Victory Belles are an elegant, charming trio who travel the globe delighting audiences with their spirited performances, which feature dazzling costumes and audience interaction. The group will perform hits that include "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," "Rum and Coca Cola," "God Bless America," and the "Service Medley."
"The Victory Belles represent the patriotic fabric of World War II America in keeping the sentimental musical history of the 40s alive with regular performances every Wednesday at the National WWII Museum's Stage Door Canteen, as well as across the country and oversees," he said. "The Victory Belles are proud to serve as ambassadors of the National WW II Museum and are honored to salute our nation's veterans in song. Come celebrate Veteran's Day with us at the Columbia Theatre for this special concert."
The vocal trio has performed at hundreds of military, veteran and civilian events around the world, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Ceremony, USO galas in Japan and Hawaii, the National Anthem at a Saints football game, the USO Guam Six Star Salute on board the USS WASP, and with several military bands across the country.
Tickets range from $21 - $29 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. Special discounted tickets are available at $15 for veterans and active military with I.D.
All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the Victory Belles and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 985-543-4371 for more information.