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A.J. Croce to Play AL's Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center, 11/15

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A.J. Croce will play Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center in Huntsville, Ala on November 15, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

In childhood, A.J. lost his father, Jim Croce, to a tragic plane crash and his eyesight to a brain tumor. From the ages of four to ten, he gradually regained sight in his left eye, learned to play the piano, fell in love with the music of Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, and came into possession of his multi-platinum recording artist father's weathered songbook and guitar. Raised by his mom Ingrid near the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California, A.J. began writing songs and performing locally - first for $20 at a Bat Mitzvah and later as a sideman and bandleader - eventually launching his recording and touring career, modeled after the epic tale of Gilgamesh.

Having survived his challenging childhood, A.J. was able to overcome another unexpected obstacle as an adult: he blew out his powerful voice during the recording of Fit To Serve, had to learn to sing all over again for Transit, and is now in better voice than ever. He has appeared on stage with artists like Aretha Franklin, JAmes Brown, Santana, Ray Charles and Dave Matthews, and has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Austin City Limits," and "Good Morning America" among others.

The performance is set for Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Main Floor: $35 Adults; Graduated Seating: $30 Adults. Click here to purchase tickets, or call (256) 534-6455.

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