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Bluegrass coming to Corning Opera House

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 10:47 a.m. CST

CORNING — On Sept. 21, the historic Corning Opera House Cultural Center, 800 Davis Ave., Corning, will be filled with American bluegrass music by Andy Glandt and Rudiger Mund.

Beginning at 4 p.m., Glandt and Mund will have an interactive program for children in the auditorium for $2 per child. For more than 20 years, they have performed interactive programs for children. Children will interact with the musicians on the opera house stage as they sing about animals, learn a Polish dance, hear tales about Germany and a few surprises.

At 6 p.m., Westside Spirits is teaming with the opera house board for a beer tasting with cheese and crackers for a free-will donation.

Leona Westphal, owner of Westside Spirits, has chosen a wide range of beers including Beck’s Oktoberfest, Praga (a Czech beer), Warsteiner Dunkel, Angry Orchid Crisp Apple (gluten free), Deschutes (white IPA) and Lakefront Pumpkin Lager.

The concert will be at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Glandt has been touring the world for 30 years with his banjo, combining original tunes with old-time and folk music from American, Australia, Germany and other countries.

The German magazine “Bluegrass Buhne” said, “No other banjo picker in the country is as resourceful as Andy Glandt.”

He uses many different banjo styles, such as bluegrass and slide banjo to entertain his audiences.

In 2010, he was inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame and received the Best of Texas Award.

During his 2013 USA tour, Glandt will be joined by Mund, a singer, songwriter and guitar player. Mund is known in Germany as one of the most passionate musicians.

Both performers have videos on YouTube.

Concert tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $10 for students or may be purchase in advance at Adams Community Chamber of Commerce or State Bank of Brooks for $18 and $8.

For tickets or other opera house information, email corning.oh@gmail.com, visit www.CorningOperaHouse.com, call (641) 418-8047 or follow Corning Opera House on Facebook.

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