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Music, the best of Broadway, and a dramatic performance of a timeless literacy classic all make up the new Center Stage series this season at The Center for Rural Development.

“We have an exciting, diverse selection of performances that will offer something for everyone,” said Dianna Winstead, associate director of arts, culture, and events at The Center. “Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys will be returning to Center Stage, and we have added a new live show celebrating the music of Broadway.”

The Center Stage season is presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with The Center.

Here’s what you can expect to see this season at the four remaining Center Stage shows:

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Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Saturday, Nov. 16
7:30 p.m.

When legends in bluegrass music come to mind, there is only one star that shines above them all. That star is none other than legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley.

Stanley is one of the most influential artists of all time. He formed the legendary Stanley Brothers duo with his older brother Carter Stanley in the 1940s and continues to perform with the Clinch Mountain Boys.

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys played earlier this year to a sold-out-crowd at The Center and are back by popular demand.

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The Lettermen Christmas Show
Saturday, Dec. 21
7:30 p.m.

Few groups are more experienced and display more variety than The Lettermen. For more than 30 years, The Lettermen have been performing Christmas shows.

During this concert, the three solo artists will be singing Christmas songs and carols as well as a medley of their 26 hits. In addition to getting the audience into the holiday spirit with their beautiful voices, The Lettermen have a few surprises planned for audience members.

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Broadway Rox
Thursday, Jan. 23
7:30 p.m.

Take some of Broadway’s favorite hits, add six of Broadway’s brightest stars, throw in a live band and it’s Broadway Rox—the best of Broadway rocked by Broadway’s best.

Performers from current Broadway productions present a multi-media concert celebrating today’s Broadway. The concert features songs from over a dozen recent Broadway productions including, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Hair Spray, Rock of Ages, Tommy, and Rent.

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The Miracle Worker
Tuesday, Feb. 25
7:30 p.m.

Few stories are as timeless or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit as well as “The Miracle Worker.” The stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller and her tutor Anne Sullivan comes to Center Stage in this production by the Montana Repertory Theatre.

In “The Miracle Worker,” a young deaf and blind girl finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of a gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities.

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Lake Cumberland Performing Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

These performances are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.