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UB welcomes 'Kenny Rogers The Gambler's Last Deal: Christmas & Hits'

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Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:35 pm
Kenny Rogers (Photo courtesy of Webster Public Relations)
Kenny Rogers (Photo courtesy of Webster Public Relations)
With special guest Linda Davis
Concert to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces the 11th annual Ronald McDonald House charity holiday concert will be "Kenny Rogers The Gambler's Last Deal: Christmas & Hits," with special guest Linda Davis. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Tickets go on sale online at 10 a.m. Friday, with the box office opening at noon.
Rogers' annual holiday tradition of performing Christmas and hits shows in the U.S. will return by popular demand this December as part of the Grammy Award-winner's "The Gambler's Last Deal Final World Tour." After more than five decades of touring and entertaining the world, Rogers' final world tour will run into 2018 due to popular demand.
For his upcoming tour dates, Rogers will perform Christmas favorites, selections from his 2015 album "Once Again It's Christmas," and his well-known hits. Davis will be his special guest.
"I hope you'll be able to join us to share some special holiday memories this year. Performing and recording Christmas music have always made for some incredible memories throughout my career, and I'm excited to continue the tradition," Rogers said.
"The Gambler's Last Deal" concerts feature an all-new show, including a reflective look back through Rogers' storied career of nearly 60 years. Enhanced with personal stories, vintage photos and video clips - including never-before-seen footage - the music-filled retrospective touches on every part of Rogers' career. Along with many hits, Rogers is singing songs in concert that he hasn't performed in years.
Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. He has charted a record within each of the past seven decades. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers achieved pop superstardom as well. His 28 Billboard adult contemporary top 10's rank him fourth-best of all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley. 
Rogers has recorded 24 No. 1 hits, 12 No. 1 albums, 25 top 10 country albums, and is the RIAA's eighth-best-selling male solo artist of all time. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has received three Grammy Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 19 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards.
Locally presented by The Derico of East Amherst Corp., concert proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. Since opening its doors to families of seriously ill or injured children, the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo has provided comfortable, affordable lodging for 18,000 families from Western New York and around the world. The Ronald McDonald House is a family's "home-away-from-home" when their child requires specialized medical care at a Buffalo hospital.
Concert tickets will be available at the UBCFA box office (hours: noon to 6 p.m. weekdays) and ticketfly.com. To charge tickets, call 877-987-6487. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org or www.kennyrogers.com.

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