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Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians bring "The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven" to Wisconsin Lutheran College

February 21, 2006

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College welcomes Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4 at 8 p.m. Famous for songs such as "Auld Lang Syne," "Boo Hoo, Coquette," "Sweethearts on Parade" and "Ain't She Sweet," Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians have entertained audiences for nearly 82 years.

On February 12, 1989, Al Pierson took up the baton of the famed Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians with the blessing, and long term contract, from the Lombardo family. Pierson shows a dedication to the distinctive, recognizable style and grand tradition that make the Lombardo Orchestra one of the most listened to, talked about and imitated big bands of all time. During his time with Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians, Pierson has lead the musicians in countless performances and taken the band to 32 countries around the world.

The Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians performance is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $31 general, $28 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit wlc.edu/arts.

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.