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Tickets now on sale for Oct. 23 Janis concert in ISU Stephens Center

October 2, 2006

Tickets are on sale for the Oct. 23 performance by international musician and public-television star Tim Janis at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello.

Presented by Idaho Public Television/KISU, the performance begins at 7 p.m. Call (208) 282-3595 to obtain tickets. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children and $15 for a family of five or more consisting of two adults and three or more children.

Keyboardist and composer Janis and his featured musicians will perform pieces from his recent CD release "Coastal America." With more than one million albums sold, various national public television specials and 10 Billboard-charting CDs, Janis has conducted orchestras worldwide, including at New York's Lincoln Center.

Janis teamed with George Clooney to produce the public television special "Tim Janis: Coastal America," which airs at 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, on IdahoPTV. Janis paints a musical scene with sweeping melodies while the camera captures America's coastal landmarks. Clooney narrates.

"The music was a gift to me," Janis told the New Hampshire University alumni publication recently. "I'm just the guy who wrote it down. My job is to be grateful, which I am, and just create more music." He is a 1991 graduate of the school's music program.

Many of his independently produced CDs have benefited charities and advanced causes, including his "Music with a Mission" projects. From South Africa to Eastern Europe and mainland China, he has brought to the stage messages as diverse as help for Africa's AIDS crisis, to showcasing America's natural beauty. He has created albums to raise funds for children's charity and the American Cancer Society — working with Paul McCartney, Billy Joel and Ray Charles to produce the distinctive "Music of Hope" CD.


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