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Tusk will be on stage Saturday at Opera House

  • Tusk presents "The ultimate Fleetwood Mac experience" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe.
    Tusk presents "The ultimate Fleetwood Mac experience" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe.
Published February 12. 2010 05:00PM

TAMS Productions Presents Tusk "The ultimate Fleetwood Mac experience" at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway on Saturday, February 13, at 8:30 p.m.

Then on Sunday, Valentine's Day, pianist Helen Beedle will be entertaining at 5 p.m.

Tusk, "The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Experience" covers the music of Fleetwood Mac. They not only play the music but they recreate the stage show. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.

The Fleetwood Mac story is an episodic saga that spans more than 30 years. It is the saga of a British blues band formed in 1967 that became a California-based pop group in the mid-Seventies.

Tusk is fronted by the vocals of singer-songwriter Kathy Phillips, a New Jersey based musician with a remarkable ability to capture the essence of Stevie Nicks.

The five musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles throughout the years. The band consists of Scott McDonald in the roll of Lindsey Buckingham on guitar and vocals, Tom Nelson as Mick Fleetwood on drums, Randy Artiglere as John McVie on Bass, and Kim Williams as Christine McVie on Keyboards and vocals.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 8:30 p.m. To reserve tickets by phone, or for more information, call (570) 325-0249. Tickets can also be purchased on-line at: Parking is recommended downtown at the Carbon County Municipal Lot behind the train station.

Helen Beedle is a concert pianist known for her unusual programming and elegant style.

Her CDs have sold worldwide, and been spotlighted for play on an HBO series.

Weaving in live dance performances, she plays the lush music of Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera, the familiar Fantasie Impromptu of Chopin, The Banjo of L. M. Gottschalk, and Stephen Foster.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the performance gets underway at 5 p.m.

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