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'Imagination Movers - Live!' in your backyard.

by jmaloni
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 08:35 pm

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo will present "Imagination Movers - Live!" on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts (UB North Campus).

The "Imagination Movers," the wildly popular New Orleans-based rock band for kids of all ages, will play their most popular songs on their "In a Big Warehouse Tour," where they will bring the magic of their television series to life. Their unique brand of smart, high-energy pop was described in the New York Times as "prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers."

"Nothing beats the excitement of playing live rock 'n' roll with the help of thousands of great fans," says Rich Collins (aka Mover Rich). "We encourage our audience to be an essential part of the show by singing, clapping, shouting, dancing and generally letting the energy of a real rock concert lift their spirits. Everybody needs a nap after one of our gigs, including the grownups - and especially us!"

The "Imagination Movers" television series is a hit with audiences around the world, airing in more than 55 countries/territories and in 12 languages since September 2008. Since signing to Walt Disney Records, the Imagination Movers have sold more than 100,000 albums, received multiple awards, and earned critical praise from the Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly and many other media outlets. Their newest release, "In a Big Warehouse," the soundtrack for the second season of the television series, hit the charts this fall, debuting at No. 2 on Billboard's Top New Artist Albums chart and bowing at No. 3 on Billboard's Children's Chart.

The Imagination Movers are Collins, a former journalist and father of five; Scott Durbin, a teacher and father of two; Dave Poche, an architect and father of two; and Scott "Smitty" Smith, a New Orleans firefighter who was part of the Hurricane Katrina search and rescue effort.

Tickets for "Imagination Movers - Live!" are $36.50 and $26.50. Tickets are available at the Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000 (in Canada, 1-416-870-8000). For more information, call 645-2787.

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