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Roy Clark Plays Spencer Theatre 8/14


Perhaps best known for his decades-long stint as the host of the country-music show "Hee Haw," Roy Clark is truly a master of strings and a charming vocalist who has entertained millions for more than 40 years. He is a multi-award winning virtuoso, actor, vocalist, and philanthropist -- an all 'round great human being -- who has headlined some of the world's most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Grand Palace in Brussels and the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow. His many awards include:

• Three time Entertainer of the Year, Academy of Country Music

• Comedy Act of the Year, Academy of Country Music

• Three time Instrumentalist of the Year, Country Music • Association

• Picker of the Year, Playboy Magazine's Reader's Poll

• Best Country Guitarist, Guitar Magazine

• a Grammy Award winner for "Alabama Jubilee."

With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Clark is a virtual icon in country music, a genre he popularized through his musicianship, amiable personality and telegenic presence. His pop vocals like Yesterday, When I Was Young and Thank God And Greyhound have been major hits, as have his country classics like Tips of My Fingers, Take Me as I Am (Or Let Me Go), Rose Colored Glasses and I Never Picked Cotton. His skills as an instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, mandolin) are particularly awesome in Alabama Jubilee, Malaguena, Riders in the Sky and Dueling Banjos. Clark is a true music inspiration and a born entertainer who, because of his comedic gifts, has been referred to as "Jonathan Winters with a guitar."

A member of the Grand Ole Opry and The Country Music Hall of Fame, Clark will appear in concert with his eight-man band at the Spencer Theater in Alto at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, August 14. Excellent seats are available for $56-$69. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or go online to for tickets and information.

Mr. Clark's performances at the Spencer are sponsored by Walton Stations of New Mexico KWES 93.5 FM, KBUY 1390 AM & Fox Sports KWES 1450 AM.

Next up:

• SPENCER LOBSTERFEST FUND RAISER Sat Aug 21 at 6 p.m. ($100) All-you-can eat whole lobster or tails (your choice) and fixings! Cash bars. Snazzy jazz, light rock, blues and soul music at this scrumptious affair!

• NEARLY NEIL AND THE SOLITARY BAND Sat, Aug 28 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). Singing the sequin-adorned star's mega-hits like Sweet Caroline, Holly Holly, Red, Red Wine, Kentucky Woman, I Got The Feelin' (Oh No No), September Morn, Cherry Cherry.

• RAY PRICE Tues, Aug 31 at 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. ($ 69 & $66). Legendary western crooner with the 4/4 beat has award-winning hit recordings that go back decades: Your Cheatin' Heart to Stardust, Danny Boy and Good Times to How Great Thou Art, Crazy Arms, Release Me, You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, City Lights and San Antonio Rose. Sponsored by the R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation.

WAYS TO ORDER/ BUY Summer Season 2010 Tickets

GO TO THE BOX OFFICE: at the theater at108 Spencer Road, Airport Highway 220, Alto, NM. Business hours are 9 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For tickets or information call (575) 336-4800 or toll free at 888.818.7872.

ON THE WEB: The site offers secure ticket ordering.

BY FAX: series and single tickets can be ordered by fax at (575) 336-0055.

BY E-MAIL: single tickets may be ordered at

BY MAIL: Donna Clarke, Box Office Manager, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto, NM 88312

Spencer Theater is a world-class performance hall located in the Sacramento Mountain settlement of Alto, about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso. Unique architecture, outstanding acoustics, intimate seating, and excellent artistry are the Spencer's celebrated features. The elegant, award-winning hall, which first raised its curtains in 1997, seats 514, with no seats farther than 67 feet from the 4,770 square-foot stage. The Spencer also has a 964 square-foot outdoor stage that can seat 1,500. From its Spanish mica-flecked limestone face to the crystal lobby, the building itself is a work of art. Free public tours are offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.

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