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WAYNESBORO - Ronnie Kole, recipient of the “Mahalia Jackson Lifetime Achievement Award,” among other achievements over his illustrious, defining career, brings his smooth sound and elegant persona to Waynesboro Area Senior High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 22.

A New Orleans musical legend, Kole is a pianist, an entertainer, a class act and a consummate performer. He has traveled the world to play in refined venues, make guest appearances with symphony orchestras, and perform at festivals.

Kole is a piano man's piano man, admired by many top stars in the business from Harry Connick Jr. to Allen Toussaint. He was also instrumental in helping to organize both the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the French Quarter Festival, and has made numerous appearances at both venues. A protégé of Al Hirt, Kole began his professional career on television, gaining exposure on the Johnny Carson Show.

He has also performed for six U.S. Presidents and Pope John Paul II.

Tickets at the door are $25 for adults. Waynesboro Community Concert Association subscriptions are $55. Students K-12 are admitted free, students K-8 with a paying adult.  Subscriptions are available at www.waynesborocommunityconcert.org. or at the door. Subscriptions include admission to reciprocal concerts in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Hagerstown and Westminster, Maryland

For more information, contact info@waynesborocommunityconcert.org or Carolyn Scholl at 717-414-3345.

Other concerts in the series include The Next Generation Leahy, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at the Maryland Theatre; Tenore, Saturday April 29, 2017; and Equinox Little Big Band, Friday, May 12, 2017.

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