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Lyle Lovett to play at Francis Marion U.

June 26, 2014

By Karen Kissiah, The Cheraw Chronicle, S.C.

June 26--FLORENCE -- Lyle Lovett and his Large Band are headed to Florence for a show at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts CenterAug. 30.

Lovett's appearance continues the performing arts center's recent string of big-name acts. Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt have all played Francis Marion in recent months, and the Indigo Girls will be in the building, accompanied by the Florence Symphony Orchestra, on June 20.

During a career spanning more than three decades, Lovett has churned out hit songs and best-selling albums that cross musical boundaries. His 14 albums include the Grammy Award-winning "It's Not Big, It's Large," and most recently, "Release Me."

Lovett has won four Grammy awards and was honored with the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award. Texas recently named him its state musician.

Lovett has appeared in a half-dozen feature films, including Robert Altman's "The Player" and "Short Cuts." He has made guest appearances on several TV shows (he currently has a regular role in FX's "The Bridge") and has written for TV and composed movie scores. Lovett met his former wife, Julia Roberts, during a movie shoot.

For his Florence show, Lovett will be on stage with his "Large Band," a group of musicians and singers. More than a dozen performers will be on stage with Lovett. The show regularly runs more than two hours.

Ticket prices range from $69 to $99, and are available online at Tickets may also be purchased in person at the FMU Performing Arts Center box office or by calling 843-661-4444.

The box office is located in the performing arts center lobby at 201 S. Dargan St. in downtown Florence. It's open Monday and Wednesday from noon till 6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m.


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