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VAN WERT — ?The Niswonger Performing Arts Center, along with season ?sponsor?s Statewide Ford and Van Wert Federal Bank?, ?are pleased to announce the release of ticket sales for three dynamic stage events that include familiar faces, new faces and friends from far away places.?

?The musical artistry begins Oct. 4 with the Annie Moses Band performing “Rhapsody In Bluegrass: The Art Of American Music.” Rhapsody In Bluegrass is a panoramic exploration of America and her music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and other quintessential American legends, Rhapsody in Bluegrass fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, beloved classical themes, and roots music to create a beautiful and transporting concert experience. From The Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall, ?t?his musical ?six-member ?ensemble ?known for their virtuosic strings, faith infused lyrics, and creative re-imaginings of American classics, has a unique musical style ?that ?spans classical crossover, Christian, Americana, folk, and jazz influences. Their cutting edge sound feature strings, keyboards, guitar, and rhythm. The family that makes up the Annie Moses Band is musically diverse - their converging artistry on stage creates a unique and beloved style. With accolades that include 1,200+ hours on PBS, the Annie Moses Band brings a distinctive style to American music. Together they are leading an artistic renaissance, inspiring all generations to join the beauty and excitement of highly skilled musicianship. ? Tickets for the Oct. 4 concert at the Niswonger are on sale now and range from $20-$30.



?A familiar face to music and legend in his own right, ?Peter Yarrow, of the iconic and much loved folk group, Peter, Paul, and Mary, takes center stage as he shares stories and songs? in the very intimate setting of the Niswonger? at 7:30 p.m?. Oct. 9. Joined by his friends, Mustard’s Retreat, ?the audience will be entertained by “feel-good” music and reminisce with ? Peter about the story behind? “Puff The Magic Dragon.” Peter will also share his message on anti-bullying”with middle school students from the region during the day. ? October is national Bullying Prevention month and the Niswonger will share in the effort to urgently call attention to the need to prevent bullying, ridicule and violence ? among students and youth. Tickets for the Oct. 9 performance are on sale now and range from $20-$30.

?I?nternational flavor comes to the Niswonger with The Habaneros from Cuba ? at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. ?Direct from Havana,? this unique quintet is comprised of virtuoso clarinetist, Alden Ortuño Cabezas and a string quartet of members from the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. ? ?Rare images of their beautiful Cuban homeland will be displayed on the Niswonger on-stage movie screen throughout their lively performance. Travel the globe ? and experience new sights and sounds? in the comfortable confines of the Niswonger?. Tickets for the Oct. 13 performance are on sale now and range from $10-$20.

?The Annie Moses Band, Peter Yarrow with Mustard’s Retreat, and the Habaneros from Cuba are all featured performances of the 2014-15 Community Concert Series. Series subscriptions can be purchased for as low as $60 for six events throughout the season. The Community Concert Series also includes Love Letters, starring Barbara Eden and Hal Linden, Leon Bates, Concert Pianist and The Stepcrew.

More information about the series is available at NPACVW.org.? ?? The Community Concert Series is presented by Vancrest Health Care Centers, Central Insurance Companies, Delphos Hearing Aid Centers, Slusher’s Jewelry of Van Wert, Van Wert County Hospital and Taylor Auto Sales, Inc.?

The Niswonger Performing Arts Center is located at? 10700 SR 118 S, Van Wert?. The box office is open noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Stop in? or ?order ?by phone (419) 238-NPAC. Tickets are always available online 24 hours a day: www.npacvw.org.