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Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong 7pm Saturday April 27

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Virtuoso trumpeter Dean Simms will visit the Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater in downtown Lumberton with a night of classic jazz as he leads “Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong” 7pm Saturday April 27. Dean has performed or recorded lead trumpet with many famous acts, such as the Ohio Players, Rick James Stone City Band, Peabo Bryson, Little Anthony, Roger Troutman, and many more.  Dean Simms plays trumpet like the master himself and matches his singing style exactly as well as his playing, showmanship and on-stage persona. Audiences will experience authentic recreations by a full band of such classic hits as  “Basin Street Blues”, show stopping Conga-line performance of the “Saints Go Marching In”, up tempo version of a “Wonderful World”, “St Louis Blues” and ending the performance with a rendition of “Hello Dolly.”

Tickets are $25 for individuals,  $22 for seniors (65+) and military $22 and $10 for students $10. There also is a group discount rate of $20 each with the purchase of 10 or more tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased any time on-line at or in person and telephone noon-5:30 pm weekdays through the administrative offices on the theater’s 2nd Floor (use 4th Street entrance), or by calling the theater at 738-4339 Ext. 1.The Theater lobby box office opens for ticket sales one hour prior to a performance.

The theater is located at 315 North Chestnut Street in downtown Lumberton, NC, with easy access to both I-74/76 and I-95.