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Second Show Added to Ronnie Milsap Concert

An additional 2 p.m. concert appearance has been added to the schedule for country great Ronnie Milsap, whose Spencer Theater show at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 6 was rapidly selling to capacity. A few rows of seats are still available to the evening performance, but the 2 p.m. matinee provides an additional 500+ seats for fans to fill.

Concert tickets are $79 & $76 and are available at the Spencer Theater Box Office. Call the Spencer at 575.336.4800, toll free at 888.818.7872 for tickets and information, or go online to the theater's secure server site at www.spencertheater.com. Patrons attending the 8 p.m. performance may also enjoy a barbeque brisket supper in the Spencer Lobby. Tickets are $20 per person.

With 40 number #1 chart-toppers under his belt, Milsap is a seven-time Grammy Award winner and four time Male Vocalist of the Year. His countless honors also include a dozen Country Music Association Awards.

Performing at the acoustically supreme Spencer Theater with his five member band (on keyboard, guitars, drums, percussion and vocals), Milsap's 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. concerts will include such hits as Pure Love, Smoky Mountain Rain, Houston Solution, I'm A Stand By My Woman Man, I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World, Any Day Now and Where Do The Nights Go, among a dozen other favorites.

His performances at the Spencer are sponsored by Walton Stations of New Mexico.

Next up in Summer Season 2011:

• The Miss New Mexico Pageant, June 22-25 (times vary, tickets are $29-$50). Over 20 of the most impressive young women in New Mexico compete for the crown in this talent and beauty competition. Four nights of performance events; finals at the theater are Saturday June 25 at 7 p.m

• An Evening with Pat Boone, Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m., ($79 & $76). Pre-performance Pork Roast lobby supper at 6 p.m. ($20). Singer, actor with boyish charm, this 1950's & 60s chart topper will sing his classics as well as share behind-the-scenes tales about his stage and screen performance career. Sponsored in-part by Four Seasons Real Estate.

• The Jan & Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence & the Surf City All Stars, Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). Pre-performance Tilapia Beach Supper at 6 p.m. ($20). Together with their pals The Beach Boys, the world famous Surf Music of the doo-wop duo Jan & Dean (an upbeat, closely harmonic and rocking sound) dominated the airwaves from the 50s through the 60s - and still fills concert arenas today. Dean Torrence celebrates their legendary sound with gusto.

• "Pinocchio" Missoula Children's Theatre, Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. (Adults $15, kids $7). Free acting workshop for youth culminating in fun-filled musical show. The Monday, July 11 auditions start promptly at 9 a.m. Don't be late! Auditions are open to all youth ages 6 to 17. This event is sponsored in part by Ruidoso Ford Lincoln Mercury.

• "Shine On!" A fund raising musical show benefiting Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lincoln County - Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. ($38) & 8 p.m. ($45). This "musical with a mission" features pop, country, jazz, R&B and rock tunes performed by outstanding local singers & dancers. For audition information, call Steve Duffy at 575.258.4185.

• Chamber Music Festival, Saturday, July 30. Pianist Di Wu at 2 p.m. ($49 & $15 for students).and Linden String Quartet at 8 p.m. ($49 & $15 for students). Critics gush with accolades for Wu, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Finalist, noting her "her glissandos are unbelievable." The Linden Quartet is considered one of the premiere young string quartets in America today. New at the festival this year is a live auction of 12 painted violins, created by Lincoln County artists, which immediately follows the fundraising party, the Fabulous Festival Fling.

• Ronnie Milsap at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, August 6 ($79 & $76); pre-performance Barbeque Brisket Supper in lobby at 6 p.m. ($20). Milsap is one of the best-loved and most enduring artists in country music history, a "country soul" singer with over 40 number one hits and 7 Grammys: Pure Love, Smoky Mountain Rain, She Keeps the Home Fires Burning, Where Do the Nights Go, A Woman in Love. Milsap is presented in concert by The Walton Stations of New Mexico. The 2 p.m. matinee was just added to the schedule in early June, opening up 500+ seats available for sale!

• Delbert McClinton at 8 p.m. Saturday, August 13 ($69 & $66). Pre-performance Fried Catfist Supper at 6 p.m. ($20). A Lubbock-born blues and country star, McClinton is a Grammy-winning country and blues star with broad riffs that include roots rock and Americana. The concert is presented by Laureen & Richard Zelt.

• Andy Lo Russo The Singing Chef stars in an onstage Cabaret Dinner Show, Saturday, August 20 at 6 p.m. ($85). This gastronomically entertaining event with the hit TV chef and recording artist Andy Lo Russo promises to be scrumptious and funny. All patrons will dine on stage with Lo Russo while he prepares the four-course Italianate gourmet meal and sings Broadway standards and operatic classics.

• "A Ride With Bob" starring Asleep At The Wheel, Thursday-Saturday, August 25-27 at 8 p.m. & Saturday, August 27 at 2 p.m. ($59 & $56). Faded Love, Roly Poly, San Antonio Rose. Rollicking tribute-tale with Ray Benson's band of 25 celebrating the late, great Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing. Sponsored by the Hubbard Foundation & Cheveron.

• Bernie Jessome as Roy Orbison, Saturday, September 3 at 8 p.m. ($69 & $66). Pre-performance Enchilada Supper in lobby at 6 p.m. ($20). This blazing baritone, rockabilly-pop tribute show features the best Roy Orbison impersonator on the continent!

WAYS TO ORDER/ BUY Summer Season 2011 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: www.spencertheater.com. 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 boxoffice@spencertheater.com.
BY MAIL: Donna Clarke, Box Office Manager, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto, NM 88312
WAYS TO ORDER/ BUY Winter Season 2009-10 Tickets (public series & public single ticket sales)
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. No phone orders are accepted for series sales. For tickets or information call (575) 336-4800 or toll free at 888.818.7872.
ON THE WEB: www.spencertheater.com. 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 boxoffice@spencertheater.com.
BY MAIL: Donna Clarke, Box Office Manager, Spencer Theater, 108 Spencer Road, Alto, NM 88312

Summer Season 2011 is sponsored in part by The Hugh Bancroft Jr. Foundation, The Lodge at Sierra Blanca, the Inn of the Mountain Gods, Sierra Blanca Motors, Ruidoso Ford-Lincoln-Mercury, R.D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation, Ventanas, The Enjoyment of Fine Southwestern Living, Rainmakers, New Mexico Magazine, Ruidoso.net, MTD Media radio stations KRUI-1490 AM, KIDX 101.5 FM, KNMB-96.7 FM, KTUM 107.1 FM, KWES 93.5 FM, KBUY 1360 AM and KWES 1450 AM Fox Sports; KEDU 102.3 FM, KOBR Channel 8, Burt Broadcasting in Alamogordo KZZX 105.3 FM, and the publicity support of Ruidoso News, Ruidoso Free Press, Ruidoso.net and Ruidosoattractions.com.
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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