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Valens to Valli (Courtesy/ Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center)

Valens to Valli (Courtesy/ Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center)

Originally Published: February 7, 2024 11:01 a.m.

'Valli to Valens: Starring Nick Gallardo'

Presented by: Khris Dodge Entertainment

Saturday, Feb. 10 ~ 7 p.m.


An accomplished international performer, Nick Gallardo shares his nuanced vocal stylings as he sings the songs of Ritchie Valens, Frankie Valli, and others. Valens to Valli highlights Nick’s love of theatre, uncanny humor, and endless energy – not to mention his stellar musicianship. From the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus to Dollywood to New York and cruise ships around the world, Nick has entertained audiences for more than 20 years…and he’s just getting started.

'CRUISIN’ - The Music of Smokey Robinson'

Presented by: Alex Mack Music

Saturday, Feb. 17 ~ 7 p.m.


With an iconic smooth-as-silk voice and the musical craftsmanship responsible for writing over 4,000 songs, Smokey Robinson was the all-in-one hit factory that could only be found in a place like the Motor City. Whether he was cruising his songs 'Shop Around,' 'Tracks of My Tears,' or 'You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me' to the top of the charts or churning out hits like 'My Girl' and 'Ain’t that Peculiar' for his Motown stablemates, Smokey is one of the most legendary figures in American music. Join us as we salute the King of Motown, Smokey Robinson!