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Triple Play concert to open HBPA season

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HESSTON, KAN. -- Chris Brubeck's Triple Play, featuring Peter "Madcat" Ruth and Joel Brown, will open the 2004-05 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season with a 3 p.m. concert, Sunday, Oct. 3, in Hesston College's Yost Center. Triple Play concerts feature a broad range of musical styles, from jazz to folk to blues to classics. Peter "Madcat" Ruth (harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion, and vocals), Joel Brown (folk and classical acoustic guitar and vocals), and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano, and vocals) collectively bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity, and American spirit to the music they perform.

Tickets range from $12 to $15 with discounts available for students and senior citizens. Call 620-327-8158 for reservations.

Other concerts this season include: Cleveland Duo and James Umble (3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14, Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton), Kansas Brass Quintet (7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, Yost Center, Hesston College), King's Singers (7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, Yost Center, Hesston College), and Rajaton (7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, Memorial Hall, Bethel College).

Season tickets range from $51 to $60 and include dinner in Hesston College's Bontrager Student Center before the Kansas Brass Quintet concert, Jan. 15. Call 620-327-8158 for details.

The concerts by Triple Play, Cleveland Duo, and King's Singers are supported by the Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions by the Kansas Arts Commission, Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The concerts by Kansas Brass Quintet and Rajaton are presented in part by the Kansas Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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