published Thursday, February 21st, 2013

'An Evening With Tony Lucca'

Show by 'Voice' finalist helps with tornado recovery

IF YOU GO

What: "An Evening With Tony Lucca

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23

Where: Gem Theatre, 114 N. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga.

Admission: $10 and $15

Phone: 706-625-3199

Website: www.calhoungem.org

The second runner-up on the second season of "The Voice" will bring his tour to Calhoun, Ga., on Saturday, Feb. 23, to help victims of the recent tornado in Gordon County. "An Evening With Tony Lucca" will start at 8 p.m. in the Gem Theatre, 114 N. Wall St.

Lucca has added a link to the Gordon County United Way on his website, Twitter and Facebook accounts to help raise money for recovery efforts. He also is donating a portion of merchandise sales to the United Way the night of the show.

The NBC singing competition wasn't Lucca's first foray into show business. He began his career on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in 1991, when he was 14. When the show was canceled, he moved to Los Angeles and began an acting career, including the teen drama "Malibu Shores" and commercials for Levi's Jeans, J.C. Penney and Blockbuster Video. He left acting in 1997 to pursue music.

In 2001 and 2002, he served as an opening act for 'N Sync. Over the course of his career, he has released seven studio albums and five EPs and has shared the stage with Marc Anthony, Macy Gray, Jonny Lang, the late Chris Whitley, Sara Bareilles and Tyrone Wells.

His songs have been featured on TV's "Friday Night Lights," "Brothers & Sisters," "Shark" and "Felicity" and in the film "Open Range." He has performed multiple times as part of the band on "Last Call With Carson Daly" and played himself in an episode of "Parenthood" in 2011.

During "The Voice," Lucca's cover of Hugo's version of Jay-Z's "99 Problems" landed him in the No. 3 spot on iTunes Overall Singles sale chart and No. 1 on iTunes Rock Singles chart. His duet of The Beatles' "Yesterday" with coach Adam Levine hit the Top 5 on iTunes Overall and Pop Singles sales charts.

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