One of today’s hottest blues artists, Ana Popovic, will turn up the sounds of funk, rhythm and blues, and other rocking musical styles in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Center for Performing Arts to open the 2015-2016 season of the Celebrity Artist Series. Popovic will perform on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. in Mitrani Hall.
Popovic’s career began with the support of her father, Milton, who introduced her to the world of blues at a young age. Between jam sessions and a large record collection, Popovic fell in love with the sound of the blues.
At BU, the guitarist, who gained the nickname the Serbian Scorcher, will perform with her band, Mo’ Betta Love. As she does in each performance, Popovic will pick up her Fender Telecaster electric slide guitar and rock the audience, proof an artist doesn’t need to be a male or from the South to create authentic blues.
Tickets, $32 for adults and $16 for BU students and children ages 12 and under, are available at the Haas Center box office. For tickets or more information visit www.cas.buzz or call the box office at 570-389-4409.
Other fall shows in the Celebrity Artist Series are:
· Grammy-award winner Matt Haimovitz performing Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.
· The musical, “Bullets over Broadway,” on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Haas Center for Arts, Mitrani Hall.
· The musical, “Ragtime,” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for Arts, Mitrani Hall.
(Information from Bonnie Martin)