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Michael McDonald slates performance at SFSC

AVON PARK - South Florida State College's Performing Arts is celebrating its 30th Artist Series season with a diverse lineup of performances. Michael McDonald's "This Christmas - An Evening of Holiday and Hits" will take place on at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Theatre for the Performing Arts. McDonald, winner of five Grammy awards, first rose to fame in the mid '70s when he joined the Doobie Brothers as a lead singer and songwriter. It was with the Doobie Brothers where he wrote some of his best known hits, such as "Takin' It To The Streets" and "What A Fool Believes." After the Doobie Brothers disbanded in 1982, McDonald went on to begin a successful solo career. Some of his biggest hits include "I Keep Forgettin'" and duets like "This Is It" and "On My Own." Individual tickets are $42, $53 and $63. They are available for purchase online at www.performances.southflorida.edu or at the SFSC Box Office from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
This performance in sponsored by Bill and Lisa Jarrett, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, and Dr. David and Allison Willey. An hour prior to the performance, audience members can visit the Images of Florida exhibition at the SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture. Images of Florida features the photography of Lee Dunkel. MOFAC is open to the public 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, one hour prior to each Artist and Matinee Series performance and by appointment for group tours. For more information about the museum or its exhibitions and workshops or to request a tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, curator, at 784-7240 or visit www.mofac.org.