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Saturday, March 24, 2018

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One-man show is sure to entertain

Eastern Montana Concert Association presents its third concert of the 2017-18 season with the performance of Tony Pace at the DCHS Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Pace will also conduct a Star Ed performance for our Glendive students from grades 5-12 at 1 p.m.  

The incorporation of his voice, talent, quick comedic wit, musicianship, and keen sense of audiences makes him the phenomenon you need to experience. He has learned the craft from the ground up, and his diverse understanding of all areas of performance better equips him to recognize the needs of the client, audiences, musicians, marketing and technical staff.

As a performing artist, Tony Pace enjoys headliner status in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and with most major event organizations around the world. In addition to formal studies at Boston University and Berkley College of Music, his 40-plus years of experience have built him a resume that industry leaders consider astounding.

Pace’s life in entertainment began at age 6 and gave way to an astounding 13 theatrical productions and an eight-piece band schedule by the age of 18. Philanthropic efforts stay at the core of Pace’s values, as visits to the bedsides of veterans at VA Hospital became a catalyst for future fundraising endeavors. He began touring the US and Canada shortly after with his high energy showband, Boston Pace. The configuration of his one-man-show format began in the 90s and incorporated a level of production which was previously unheard of. He highlighted his ability as a musician not only in his live performances, but also in his studio work. His success continued through 2004 when a two-day contract at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City was extended to a nine-month long residency. A move to Las Vegas then landed him a headliner position in the main showroom at The Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip. He then enjoyed a prolonged run at the Clarion/Greek Isle Star Theater in Las Vegas until its unexpected closure.

Throughout all of his success, Tony has always maintained an incredible focus on one belief: “To leave each day better than you found it and make a difference.”

His non-profit organization, The Tony Pace Charitable Organization, Inc., was formed with this principle in mind. He continues the philanthropy efforts he started in the 80’s at veterans bedsides with his new pledge of all profits from his signature anthem release “Help Me Make This Place My Home Again”. All proceeds will go towards supporting veterans and their families.

The Eastern Montana Concert Association has presented nationally acclaimed artists to the community since 1940. This all-volunteer organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of  Glendive through live performances.  As a non-profit organization EMCA depends solely on memberships and donations to fund the 78-year tradition of offering a wide variety of concerts to the community.

Season memberships are still available for $50 for adults, $20 for students and $110 for families.  At this time a membership gives ticket holders admittance to the 2 remaining concerts of the current season. Thanks to the generosity of patrons and sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable family-friendly prices.  Corporate sponsors for Tony Pace are Fisher Industries, US Bank and Glendive Medical Center.

Tickets for individual concerts are available for $35.  Both season memberships and individual concert tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each concert.  

Early membership registration for the 2018-19 season is encouraged at this concert or our final concert on March 10, 2018.  As of April 1, 2018, membership prices will be increasing. As of April 1, Adult memberships will be $60, families will be $135 and students will be $25 starting April 1.  If you renew your membership prior to April 1, you can renew at today’s prices:  $50/adult, $110 family, $20 students. Individual concert prices will increase to $40/concert.

Dawson Urban Transit, which is open to the public, will again provide transportation to and from the concerts for a cost of $1 for handicapped and seniors, $2 for students and $3 for the general public. Those interested in using this service can call 377-5024 any time prior to noon on the day of the concert to make arrangements for pickup. Normal business hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information contact Amy Hopfauf at 377-4132.

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