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Marcia Ball on Tour Stops in Mason for Odeon Performance
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 • Posted January 25, 2012

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, touring in support of her Grammy-nominated Alligator Records CD, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS, will make a stop in Mason to help ‘SAVE THE ODEON’. The Odeon Preservation Association (OPA) presents Marcia Ball Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:00PM at the Odeon Theater in Mason. Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano. Over the course of her career, Ball’s infectious, intelligent and deeply emotional songs have won her a loud and loyal international fan base. ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS is Ball’s fifth release for Alligator, and the fourth to receive a Grammy nomination. Ball has recently been nominated for a 2012 Blues Music Award for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award. She has previously won seven Blues Music Awards. Living Blues named Ball the Female Blues Artist Of The Year and Most Outstanding Musician—Keyboard in their 2011 Readers’ Poll. Advance reservations for this concert are recommended . The O.P.A. is expecting a sell-out crowd. Reservations are $20 per person and are not confirmed unless paid in advance. Showtime is 7:00 PM and the doors open at 6:30. Concessions will be open and attendees may bring their favorite beverage. For information or reservations call Kay or Dennis Evans at 325 347 6781 or send a check to Concerts P.O. BOX 1599 Mason, TX 76856. Make checks payable to O.P.A.The Odeon Preservation Association concerts are a continued effort to raise money for the Odeon theater to keep the doors open for movie entertainment as well as live music and theater. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. For more information check

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