published Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Secret Sisters to open Patten series

The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers, from Alabama will open the series on Sept. 11.
The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers, from Alabama will open the series on Sept. 11.
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Season tickets are now on sale for the 2012-13 Patten Performances series presented by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The series showcases the performance arts.

Opening on Sept. 11 will be country music traditionalists The Secret Sisters, led by Laura and Lydia Rogers, who are making a name for themselves with their beautiful harmonies and traditional approach to music.

Fans of improvisational comedy will enjoy The Second City's performance Oct. 16. First opened in Chicago in 1959, the company counts Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Barbara Harris, Robert Klein, Fred Willard, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner among its alumni.

On Nov. 13, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company will present an evening of dance. The company is known for blending movement, voice, stagecraft, music and text.

Jazz guitarist Jesse Cook will perform Feb. 5. His latest recording, "The Rumba Foundation," continues his exploration of world music, this time recording flamenco musicians in Colombia.

The River North Chicago Dance Company comes to the Fine Arts Center on March 5. Performances are noteworthy for dancers' skill as well as their passion and ability to connect with the audience on an emotional level.

The Trio Con Brio Copenhagen features Korean sisters Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyong Hong and her Danish husband, Jens Elvekjaer. The musicians say this blending of pairs gives them a unique perspective on life, and it reflects in their chamber music.

The season will conclude on April 15 when The Acting Company & Guthrie Theatre return to present John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men."

Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center box office, 752 Vine St.; by calling 425-4269; or online at www.tickettracks.com.

Individual tickets go on sale Aug. 27.

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