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The TCA Big Band & VocalAires will present an exciting afternoon tribute concert entitled Mancini & More!, Sunday, May 17th at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts. The 4 p.m. concert will feature some of the most recognized music in the world – from The Days of Wine and Roses to The Pink Panther, from Moon River to Baby Elephant Walk, Henry Mancini remains one of America’s greatest and most prolific composers of all time.

Over the course of 5 decades, Henry Mancini was nominated for 72 Grammys, winning 20; was nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning 4; won 1 Golden Globe Award; and was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards. Though his works include 90+ albums, and transcends all genres, encompassing big band, classical, jazz and pop, he is perhaps best known for his musical contributions in film and television, scoring such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther, The Glenn Miller Story, Charade, Hatari!, and Victor/Victoria, as well as television series and themes for Peter Gunn, Mr. Lucky, Newhart, What’s Happening!, Remington Steele, and the NBC Mystery Movie, which included shows such as MacMillan and Wife, McCloud, and Columbo.

The “… & More!” portion of the concert includes several award-winning Broadway and film tunes, such as ‘S Wonderful, The Look of Love, Hey There, and Almost Like Being in Love. These songs, which were penned by other great composers of the past century, including George and Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Alan Lerner, Frederick Loewe, and Burt Bacharach, will round out an afternoon of great music.

Lead by Adrian College Director of Bands and Music Department Chair, Dr. Marty Marks, the TCA Big Band is a full eighteen-piece big band, and boasts a wonderful group of seven vocalists, the VocalAires. This all-volunteer group was formed in 2004 to provide area musicians the chance to share their love of big band music with the community.

Doors will open for the May 17th concert approximately one half hour before the show, and seating is reserved. Tickets may be purchased online at www.theTCA.org , by phone at 517-423-6617, or at the box office, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from noon to 5 p.m., or one hour prior to performance. Come join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon of great music, as we pay tribute to Henry Mancini, a true American icon.

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