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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Will Perform Dec. 6 at Penn State York

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
12/2/2005 —

There's still time to buy tickets for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Penn State York's new Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. The group brings the Big Band sounds of Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller in holiday style. The band borrows the Rat Pack lingo, the hip zoot suits and recalls the swinging days of the '40s and '50s.

The band's upbeat sound has been embraced both by older fans nostalgic for the music of their youth and by younger fans interested in swing dancing and the elegance and sophistication of the Big Band era. The band has performed at the Billboard Music Awards, the White House and at the halftimes of both the Super Bowl and the Orange Bowl.

Parker House and Theory (PH&T) will open the show for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. This five-man group creates a unique sound with influences ranging from rock to hip-hop and jazz to jam. PH&T will also perform at noon on Dec. 7 in the Lion's Den of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at the campus as part of the free Wednesdays in the Lion's Den (WILD) program.

Penn State York's Pullo Family Performing Arts Center has seating for more than 1,000 and offers full theater capabilities. Tickets for the performance are are $29 and $24.

Patrons should mark their calendars for Feb. 3 and 4 when the Broadway touring company of "Rent" takes the stage at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. For tickets and information, visit http://www.pullocenter.yk.psu.edu/ or call (717) 505-8900.

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