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Janesville shows are now free for students
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JANESVILLE - Janesville Presents! has been bringing world class entertainment to the community since 1937. Continue this rich tradition by introducing a young person to the world of music by bringing them to an upcoming performance for free.

In keeping with its mission "The performing arts for all of us," Janesville Presents! has announced that it will no longer charge admission for students tickets for the remaining shows in the 2008-2009 Season. In the past students tickets have been just $7, but in response to the current economic situation Janesville Presents! has chosen to give parents a break. No need worrying about finding a babysitter, just bring the kids along to experience world class family-friendly entertainment. And who knows - the kids just might discover something new that really moves them.

Free student tickets are available to the following performances:

Natalie Stovall

• 7:30 p.m. March 7 - Country/Pop Artist Natalie Stovall -

Make no mistake, she is no newcomer to this business. Natalie has lived in Nashville all her life and has made a living in the entertainment industry one way or another since she was five years old. Her music has started to take shape in some songs as a throwback to old school soul and blues a la Dusty Springfield and Bonnie Raitt.

Quartet San Francisco

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 - Quartet San Francisco -

Grammy nominated Quartet San Francisco expresses itself in its agility and standout virtuosic playing. As crossover specialists they excel in multiple styles - from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond. Non-traditional in their delivery, QSF redefines the sound of chamber music. "When the music says swing, we swing. When the music says groove, we groove."

Franc D'Ambrosio

• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 - Franc D'Ambrosio -

He is best known for his role in The Phantom of the Opera, for which he earned the title, "The World's Longest Running Phantom," after playing the role over 3,000 times, including the national tour and the San Francisco run for over five years. Franc returns to Janesville to perform his "Hollywood" program after a wildly successful program in September 2006 as the JPAC Gala artist.

Alpin Hong

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 - Alpin Hong -

During two whirlwind American tours and performances across the globe, pianist Alpin Hong has earned the reputation as a modern day Pied Piper. Opening the ears, eyes and imaginations of hundreds of thousands of Americans, his combination of stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor continues to bring audiences young and old to their feet.

Children under high school age will be issued free tickets with the paid admission of an adult. High school students who would like to attend a program without an adult will be required to show a valid school ID to receive a ticket. Adult tickets are $23 and groups of eight or more may receive a group discount ticket of $18 each. Call the JPAC Box Office to order tickets at (608) 758-0297