Maye coming to the Pearson Lakes Art Center

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Pearson Lakes Art Center is excited to announce two performances by Marilyn Maye on Aug. 14 and 15 in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre.

Maye is a highly-praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy-nominated recording artist and a musical treasure.

Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on "The Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson the record for a singer. Perhaps the simplest Marilyn Maye accolade came after one of her show-stopping appearances on The Tonight Show when turning to his audience of millions, Johnny Carson said, "And that, young singers, is the way its done."

A 90th birthday celebration for Marilyn, complete with champagne, birthday cake, hors d'oeuvres, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 before the 7:30 p.m. performance. The Aug. 15 show will begin at 7:30 p.m. The performances will differ some, so audience members attending both nights will be in for a few extra songs.

Tickets to the birthday celebration and concert are on sale for $90 and admission to the following night's performance will cost $45 for non-members, but only $35 for members.

Founded in 1965, the Pearson Lakes Art Center has focused on broadening horizons through the arts for more than 50 years. For more information or to become a member, please contact the Art Center at 712-332-7013, by email, or visit the website at

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