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The Times
  • VHS, Stanley offering VIP dinner for Adkins show

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  • Valley Health Services and the Stanley Center for the Arts have entered into their sixth annual joint venture to bring iconic musical entertainment to the Stanley.
    Trace Adkins will perform live on the Stanley stage on Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.
    “In addition to tickets for the show, also available through the Stanley Box Office are a limited number of VIP dinner tickets. For $35 per person, individuals can enjoy a country barbecue at Swifty’s Restaurant right next door to the Stanley prior to the show. A buffet dinner, with one complimentary beer or wine per person, will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., said Jerry Kraus, executive director of the Stanley, in a news release. “The Stanley Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and may be reached by calling 724-4000. Show tickets range in price from $25 to $65 and may also be purchased through ticketmaster.com.”
    The event will support both organizations.
    “Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show,” will embark on tour after the Oct. 29th release of “The King’s Gift,” Adkins’ new Christmas album of Celtic carols.
    Envisioned as a theatrical production, Adkins will alternate between fireside story telling of anecdotes and performances of classic carols with a 12-piece ensemble.
    “The Stanley Theatre and Valley Health Services are proud and honored to have the opportunity to bring country music legend Trace Adkins to the Mohawk Valley. However, this stellar event would not be possible without the support of our many generous sponsors. We are looking forward to sharing the classic beauty of the Stanley with this renown member of the country music world,” Valley Health Services Chief Executive Office and Administrator Lisa Betrus said in the release.
    Not only is Adkins known for his talent and charm as a country music performer, he has also written an autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” and is a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior program and the America Red Cross, for which he raised over $1.5 million as winner of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. He has also performed in seven USO tours.
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