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By Dave Richards Erie TImes-News staff blogger
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Posted: March 21st, 2013
Garrison Keillor to Chautauqua; Stones tour news; Eagles dates; Broadway shows

Chautauqua Institution has booked the last show for its 2013 amphitheater season. Garrison Keillor will appear with “A Prairie Home Companion” during its “Radio Romance” tour on Aug. 2.
Tickets will go on sale April 1, the same day as every other Chautauqua amphitheater special.

Pollstar reports that AEG Live will present an 18-date Rolling Stones’ U.S. tour in May and June for the band’s 50th anniversary. The touring industry web site says cities are still being finalized but will likely be announced in early April. The band will play multiple dates in each city. Will Cleveland be one of them, considering a major Stones’ exhibit opens in May at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum?
We should find out soon.

This just in: The Eagles will play two area dates this summer for their “History of the Eagles” tour. They hit Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on July 9 and Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center on July 23. Tickets for the Steel City date will go on sale March 28 at Ticketmaster and by phone (800) 745-3000. They’ll go on sale March 28 at www.theqarena.com and (888) 894-9424 for the Cleveland show.

Good news for Talking Heads’ fans, like me. Start Making Sense, the excellent Heads’ tribute band that played Crooked I in July 2012, will return on June 29. Ironically, David Byrne plays Pittsburgh the following night with St. Vincent.

Buffalo’s M&T Bank Broadway Series — which is booked by Al Nocciolino, who also does Erie’s Broadway series — has announced its 2013-14 lineup: “Ghost the Musical” (Oct 15-20); “War Horse” (Nov. 12-17); “Dr. Sesuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical” (Dec. 17-22); “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” (March 11-16); “Once” (March 25-30); and “Evita” (June 10-15). See www.sheas.org for more details.

Erie’s season probably won’t be announced until next month, after the final 2012-13 show (“Rock of Ages”) takes place.

Cleveland’s Key Bank Broadway Series was also just announced: “Sleeping Beauty” (Oct. 1-13, Palace Theatre); “Once” (Nov. 12-14, Palace); “Wicked” (Dec. 4-Jan. 5, State Theatre); “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” (Feb. 4-16, Palace); “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” (March 4-16, Palace); “Flashdance” (April 1-13, Palace); and “Jersey Boys”(May 6-18, State). See www.playhousesquare.org for more details.

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