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Jun 26, 2017

Peace Center adds jazz, soul, ukuleles

Greenville News

Donna Isbell Walker , [email protected] 11:17 a.m. ET June 26, 2017 

The Peace Center's concert calendar is expanding again; the additions include jazz, ukuleles and the legendary Mavis Staples.

Tickets for all four shows go on sale at 10 a.m. June 30. Here's what's coming:

•Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Orchestra: Eddie at 80, Oct. 19. Palmieri is a Latin jazz icon and founder of the bands La Perfecta and Harlem River Drive. In 2013, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Tickets are $15-$45.

•Mavis Staples, Feb. 18. Grammy Award-winner Staples is known for her solo career and her work in the soul-gospel group the Staple Singers, whose hits include "Respect Yourself" and "I'll Take You There." Tickets are $25-$55.

•The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, April 17. This group takes the ukulele to the next level, performing the works of everyone from Tchaikovsky to the Who, Wagner to AC/DC. Tickets are $15-$45.

•The Hot Sardines, May 17. This band plays all flavors of jazz, even incorporating some non-traditional songs into the genre. The Hot Sardines have been known to put a jazz spin on such songs as Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" and the tune "People Will Say We're in Love" from the musical "Oklahoma!" Tickets are $15-$45.

For more info, go to www.peacecenter.org.