CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes “Purple Piano” on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Purple Piano is a unique one-man celebration, created by Marshall Charloff, which is dedicated to the artistry and music of the legendary Prince. Before Prince’s death, he had embarked on a one-man show “The Piano and a Microphone” in which he traveled the country featuring shows with just him, his purple piano and his incredible catalog of legendary songs. Purple Piano is a heartfelt show which provides an intimate evening of celebrating these performances and incredible music.
Marshall has performed worldwide – fronting the finest symphonies in most major cities in North America, featuring the music of Prince; and he continues to tour fronting the celebrated Purple xPeRIeNCE, co-founded by Matt “Doctor” Fink from Prince & the Revolution. He is also featured on recordings with Prince on the album “94 East,” where he plays both keyboards and bass guitar, and recently collaborated with Prince’s sister Sharon Nelson, to co-write and record “Colours”. Pepe Willie, who discovered Marshall, was also responsible for getting Prince’s career up and running. In 2011, Marshall teamed up with Doctor Fink to perform at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame benefit concert.
Purple Piano celebrates all the soul and intimacy of Prince’s final tour, provides engaging graphics and videos and shares fascinating stories about Prince’s life and career. The show will include such hits as “Purple Rain,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Kiss,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” and many more.
Executive Director of Public Appearances Amanda Horton said “This is a great way to enjoy the music of such an iconic musician and support a great cause, our Main Stage Education Series. This program has served over 50,000 students across the state of Arkansas providing them with both educational and entertaining events. Our benefit performances assist us in funding this important program that introduces kids to the theatre.”
All tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., online at uca.edu/reynolds or by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or toll-free at (866) 810-0012.
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