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Pepperdine Presents The Kingston Trio's Christmas Show
The Pepperdine Center for the Arts presents The Kingston Trio’s Christmas Show on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. in Smothers Theatre. Kingston Trio members George Grove, Bill Zorn, and Rick Dougherty will lend their banjo-and-guitar-backed vocals to a host of holiday songs--many from the 1960 Kingston Trio Christmas album, The Last Month of the Year. They will also perform some of their most requested songs, including "Tom Dooley" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"
The original Kingston Trio was formed in 1957 by Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds, and Dave Guard while the three were attending college in the San Francisco area. Using only acoustic guitars and banjos, and singing simple yet memorable melodies, they revolutionized popular music, reawakening America to its own rich folk-music heritage.
The Kingston Trio's trademark three-part harmony and clean, crisp sound keep the band touring 30 weeks out of the year. This busy touring schedule has allowed them to survive the many changes in the world of music while still maintaining their popularity among a diverse fan base.
Tickets, priced at $45 for the general public and $10 for Pepperdine students, may be purchased by contacting the Smothers Theatre Box Office at (310) 506-4522, or visiting the Center for the Arts Web site. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster by calling (213) 365-3500.