2004-12-10 / Community

Kenny Rogers At Westbury, December 22, 23

The magic of Kenny Rogers’ Christmas Show has brought joy to over one million peole for nearly two decades. This year, Rogers will delight audiences with an all-new family show, “Kenny Rogers and Friends Celebrate the Season,” featuring country stars Rebecca Lynn Howard and Billy Dean. Once again, the tour will feature several local children and a local choir. Kenny Rogers brings his all new Christmas tour to Westbury Music Fair on Wednesday, December 22nd and Thursday, December 23rd. Both shows are at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office and all Ticketmaster ticket outlets. Tickets can also be purchased online at CC.com or musicfair. com.

As the curtain rises, the children welcome the audience with Everybody’s Nicer at Christmas. Kenny Rogers, Rebecca Lynn Howard, and Billy Dean will then take the audience on a musical journey through a winter wonderland through life in a small town, complete with snowfall, performing such classics as The Christmas Song, Let It Snow, and White Christmas. This new and exciting show will also feature beautifully decorated sets and lighting designs. After intermission, Kenny is joined on stage by a noted local choir group in such Christmas favorites as Silent Night, Away in a Manger, The First Noel and Joy to the World. Audience members will have the opportunity to sing along with some of their favorites. The ultimate storyteller, Rogers’ will also gather the children around to share some of the traditions of the season and the true meaning of Christmas. The show will close with a grand “Celebration of the Season” with all of the performers, choirs and children.

“Live By Request,” Kenny Rogers’ 60 th career record and the first live recording by the legendary entertainer is Rogers’ latest release. Broadcast live from New York City in late September of 2000 on the A & E Network’s Emmy-award winning show “A & E’s Live By Request,” the unique interactive special, hosted by television personality, Mark McEwen, was one of the cable’s channels highest rated country concerts since inception of the series in 1996. Included amongst the instantly recognizable mega-hits performed by Rogers are 11 of his #1 Billboard hits, two of which are stellar duet performances featuring special guest Linda Davis (“Don’t Fall in Love With a Dreamer” and “We’ve Got Tonight”).

Kenny Rogers has sold over 80 million records worldwide and has enjoyed an illustrious life of performing and acting, as well. In 1999, Rogers returned to the top of the charts with his back-to-back hit singles, “The Greatest,” and his 22nd Number One hit, “Buy Me A Rose.” Inspired by “Buy Me a Rose,” the producers of the CBS Television network show, Touched By An Angel , guest starred Kenny Rogers in an episode built entirely around Rogers’ hit song. It was the second highest rated Touched By An Angel show of the season.

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