L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens
Performing Arts Center

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    Building 88,
    Pocatello, ID 83209.
Stephens Center

2015-2016 A Season of Note:

Suzy Bogguss

October 27, 2016

Grammy award-winning and Platinum selling artist Suzy Bogguss is one of country's music most pristine and evocative vocalists. With the release of the Illinois native's 1989 major label debut, Somewhere Between, Suzy quickly became one of the key artists that defined those golden days of '90 country. She scored a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples like "Outbound Plane," "Drive South," "Hey Cinderella," "Letting Go," and "Aces" and her 1991 album of that name was certified platinum. In addition, she scored a trio of gold albums and notched more than 3 million sales. Her latest album, Lucky (2014), is her take on Merle Haggard songs, paying homage to the artist that influenced her from the beginning of her career. Lucky is remarkable in its freshness. Its acoustic-based arrangements, while sparse, crackle with vibrancy. Each of Merle's records sounded fresh and you hear that in these different songs we chose for the album.

Wynonna and The Big Noise

November 19, 2016

Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary due The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna's ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer's true gift. Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her epic career. Charting countless singles including 20 No. 1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as "vintage yet modern" and a "return to the well." It's a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album featurs special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B. Schmit.

Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas Starring Michelle Berting Brett

December 15, 2016

The Carpenters' Christmas records still top "Favorite Holiday Album" lists every year. Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas celebrates those classic Carpenters' recordings with a full complement of their biggest pop music hits. Michelle Berting Brett takes center stage accompanied by a live, 7-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe. You hear fascinating stories and sing along to songs like "Close to You", "Yesterday Once More", "We've Only Just Begun", and all you holiday favorites. Definitely fun for the whole family. Michelle and her band have played in front of sold out shows across the country and the reviews are fabulous. The great Peter Noon referred to the show as "Brilliant" and Bobby Vee described the performance as "Timeless music . phenomenal show! Don't miss this first class show. This tribute to the Carpenters is superb!

Amy Grant

February 2, 2017, 2017

Amy Grant's career spans over 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into her experience as an iconic pop star, songwriter, television personality and philanthropist. Grant has sold over 30 million albums boasting one five-time Platinum album, one triple Platinum and one double Platinum album, as well as six Platinum and four Gold albums. Amy Grant has won six Grammy Awards in multiple categories, beginning with the platinum selling Age to Age in 1982 and 25 GMA Dove Awards. She also has six #1 hits - including "Baby, Baby" and "Every Heartbeat" - and is one of only two Christian artists to be awarded as star on the legendary Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Don't miss this appearance by a true superstar.

The Irish Rovers

February 14, 2017

Throughout the years, these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, raising performance of good cheer - one that will soon have you singing and clapping along. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy among generation after generation. The days of long tours are coming to an end for these Irish lads as they are now completing one last tour. After that, they will rove only for special events, festivals and longer stays. Band members hail for Ireland and one from Scotland. They have produced over 40 albums in North America with many more internationally. The band's new album "The Irish Rovers, 50 Years", is being released at events this year on their 50th Anniversary Tour.


March 18, 2017

The Gentlemen Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of tenors Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as "Cinematic Pop," the music of GENTRI is transfused with epic orchestrations and dynamic three-part harmonies. GENTRI's self-titled, debut album spent 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on two different Billboard charts, including three weeks at No. 2 on both Classical and Classical Crossover charts. The Gents debuted their first music video "dare," which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition.

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

April 5, 2017

Back by popular demand, Garrison Keillor is one of the most prolific American storytellers of all time. Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. Keillor is also the host of the daily radio online program, The Writers Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry. He has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, and Homegrown Democrat. With Grammy, ACE and George Foster Peabody awards, Keillor has also been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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