Wyoming Arts Council

Allen Toussaint performs Nov. 16 at UW

From a UW press release:

New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint will perform Friday, Nov. 16, in the finale of the University of Wyoming Cultural Programs’ fall concert series.

Toussaint’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall. Tickets cost $20 for the public and $16 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available by calling the Fine Arts Center box office at (307) 766-6666 or at the Web site www.uwyo.edu/finearts.

A producer, songwriter, pianist and vocalist, Toussaint (shown above with Paul Shaffer during an NBC “Tonight Show” appearance in September 2005) has written music for, among others, The Rolling Stones, Robert Palmer, Otis Redding, Al Hirt, Lee Dorsey and the Pointer Sisters, Harry Connick Jr., and Elvis Costello.

The Cultural Programs’ spring concert series, which includes five performances, begins Jan. 25 with the Belcea String Quartet, from London’s Royal Academy of Music.

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