By: Christina Dixon | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2014
Contemporary artist Debby Boone performs at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center on December 19.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center is spreading holiday cheer by offering three unique shows in December, including an evening with country crooner Lee Ann Womack on December 5, a Broken Arrow favorite, “A Time for Christmas 3,” starring BAPAC Executive Director Mark Frie and friends on December 13, and contemporary artist Debby Boone on December 19.
“The holiday spirit is alive and well every year at the BAPAC,” said Mark Frie, executive director. “Whether we are bringing in award-winning stars from abroad or celebrating our hometown with local performers, the magic of the season is captured on our stage with shows guaranteed to get the whole family in the holiday mood.”
On Friday, December 5, the BAPAC welcomes multi-award winning country artist Lee Ann Womack to the Rose District for a holiday concert for the ages. After spending many years as a professional songwriter, Lee Ann Womack became one of the most popular contemporary country artists of 1997 with her eponymous self-titled debut album. From there, her success only grew with albums such as “I Hope You Dance” and “Something Worth Leaving Behind.” Presently, Womack has released six albums and has sold more than six million worldwide. She has also been honored with five Academy of Country Music awards, five Country Music Association awards and a Grammy award.
Continuing the seasonal celebration on Saturday, December 13, Broken Arrow’s favorite holiday tradition, “A Time for Christmas 3,” returns to help spread Yuletide cheer and get patrons into the holiday spirit. Mark Frie joins an amazing group of musicians and vocalists for a trip down Santa Claus Lane, bringing together the classic carols and songs of yesterday with some of the most sacred and enduring new tunes of today. Joining him again is wife Kim Frie, Melenda Clonts, Adam J. Foreman and many special surprises.
Less than a week later, the sounds of multiple-Grammy award winner Debby Boone take the BAPAC stage on Friday, December 19. In 1997, Debby Boone earned instant fame when “You Light Up My Life” became one of the biggest songs in history, charting No. 1 on Billboard for 10 straight weeks and selling more than four million albums. That year, she received the Grammy for Best New Artist. In 2008, the song was ranked No. 7 on Billboard’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Top-Charting Songs.
Tickets for all three shows are now available by phone or by visiting the box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patrons can also visit the BAPAC Facebook page at facebook.com/brokenarrowpac for show updates and more.
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