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The Homosassa First Methodist Church arts council presents their 2021-22 concert series at the church fellowship hall, 8831 W. Bradshaw St.

The lineup is: The Mystics at 3 p.m. Nov. 14; Sideline Sunday at 3 p.m. Jan. 16; Brass Roots Trio at 3 p.m. Feb. 6; Paul Todd at 3 p.m. March 5. All concerts will be in the fellowship hall.

For single tickets, general admission is $15 and reserved seating is $20. For package pricing, general admission is $50 and reserved seating is $70.

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Tickets can be picked up on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the church office. Reserved tickets will be sold only in sets until the first concert. That way, anyone purchasing reserved tickets is assured the same seats for the full series.

Those vaccinated will not need to wear masks; however, masks are recommended for those who are not vaccinated.

For tickets or more information, call the church at 352-628-4083, Ron Hesketh at 352-382-4518 or Karen Kline at 352-382-7263.

WHO’S WHO?

- George Galfo and his uncle Phil Cracolici, both original members, along with Rocky Marsicano and Ralph Varrone make up the modern version of The Mystics. They began appearing on stage with name groups such as The Crests.

The original group also performed on Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” and Alan Freed’s “Big Beat Show.” Their biggest hit, “Hushaby,” was recorded in 1959 and became their signature song. It was even played as Freed’s closing song on his Saturday night show. Phil Cracolici was the lead singer on “Hushaby” as well as on their follow-up hit “Don’t Take The Stars.”

George and the original group provided vocal backup for several artists, including Connie Francis on her 1959 release “Tammy.”

- Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in bluegrass for over two decades.

Founders Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years of national and international touring.

What started as a side project for the seasoned players soon moved to the front and center as the three were joined by talents of Bailey Coe; guitar, Troy Boone; mandolin, and Daniel Greeson; fiddle, and began to record and release albums in earnest.

- Three world-class musicians redefine the chamber music genre of the Brass Roots Trio with their adventurous programming of classical, jazz, Americana and Latin styles. Travis Heath (trumpet and flugelhorn), Douglas Lundeen (French horn and vocalist) and Rosetta Senkus Bacon (piano) infuse their music with exuberant energy, and their warmhearted presentation makes an immediate connection with the audience.

The trio’s concert programs are an eclectic mix of styles. From a baroque duet with piccolo trumpet and horn to jazz-inspired Gershwin to Piazzolla’s decadent tangos and American spirituals, Brass Roots Trio creates symphonic sounds, making three instruments sound like a small orchestra.

- The experience of a Paul Todd concert is totally different from anything anyone has ever seen before.

Although Paul is first and foremost a Christian artist, his concerts also include original, classical, popular and Broadway selections. Paul accompanies himself by playing six keyboards simultaneously. His fingers and feet move at lightning-fast speed, which the audience can see on a large mirror set up behind the keyboards.

Paul travels with his son, Paul Todd Jr., a gifted singer, songwriter and percussionist.” With powerful vocals, they combine talent with a sparkling wit to help make their concerts an unforgettable family night out.

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