Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Comes to Spencer, 4/14

Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Comes to Spencer, 4/14The sounds of silence seem to be drowning out what really matters in this day and age, making the universal lyrics of Simon and Garfunkel more relevant than ever. Hailing from Stourbridge, England, Dan Haynes and Pete Richards are the members of Bookends, perhaps the finest Simon and Garfunkel Tribute band in the world. At Spencer Theater the duo comes together with their string quartet on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. ($39-$59) to sing the songs that speak to the times as importantly as they did 50 years ago.

Friends since childhood, Dan and Pete were young musicians bonded through a shared love for the music of Simon and Garfunkel. When they reached adulthood, both men decided to keep the spirit of Simon and Garfunkel alive. Originally called the Sounds of Silence, they broke up in 2008 after having a falling out. However, in 2011, the pair met again by chance at a Paul Simon concert, where they realized their true calling and reconnected, as band mates as well as friends. Changing their name to Bookends, the pair believe they are better than ever; people agree.

The pair has received tremendous acclaim in their home country with BBC Radio WM calling their performance "a masterpiece." Over the years, Bookends have been able to fine-tune their vocals to the point that they now sing in perfect harmony, just like Simon and Garfunkel.

Pre-show beef short ribs buffet in the lobby ($20) at 5 p.m.

The Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years

Next on stage the Spencer stage this season:

State Street Ballet's "Cinderella" Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. ($39 - $69). Original, highly acclaimed production of Cinderella is a light-hearted retelling of the beloved fairy tale. Spectacular choreography, opulent sets and cutting-edge hilarity, this is an award-winning production by the award-winning Santa Barbara-based company of 18 professional dancers from across the globe. Green Chile Shrimp or Chiken Pasta Buffet ($20) at noon.

For tickets or information CALL (575) 336-4800 or toll free at 888.818.7872. • ON THE WEB: • BY E-MAIL: • BY PHONE: (575) 336-4800 or (888) 818-7872 • BY FAX: (575) 336-0055 • BY MAIL: Donna Clarke, Box Office Manager, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto, NM 88312.

The Fall-Winter-Spring Season 2017-18 is sponsored in part by The Hugh Bancroft Jr. Foundation, Eleganté Lodge & Suites, KOBR Channel 8, MTD Media, Walton Stations of New Mexico with additional season support from, Inn of the Mountain Gods, Ruidoso Ford-Lincoln, R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation, Su Casa Magazine, Rainmakers Golf & Lifestyle Community, Comcast Spotlight, KEDU 102.3 FM Big Oldies, Burt Broadcasting, Majestic Communications,, and First National Bank of Ruidoso.

Stay tuned: The Spencer Theater Summer Season 2018 schedule of shows will be announced in mid-April, with single tickets going on sale on line, by phone and at the box office beginning April 26.

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 award-winning hall, which first raised its curtains in 1997, seats 514, with no seats farther than 67 feet from the stage. The venue presents a variety of Broadway, comedy, dance and music throughout the year. From its limestone face to the crystal lobby, the building itself is a work of art. Public tours at 10 a.m. every Tuesday & Thursday.

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