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Four nights of music on tap at Fairfield Theatre Company

Published 6:46 pm, Thursday, February 6, 2014

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  • TajMahal in trio are headliners on a four-day concert spree presented  by the Fairfield Theater Company. Photo: Contributed Photo / Fairfield Citizen
    TajMahal in trio are headliners on a four-day concert spree presented by the Fairfield Theater Company. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The Fairfield Theatre Company has an action-packed concert schedule on tap with four nights of music in a row from Sunday, Feb. 16, through Wednesday, Feb. 19.

The four-pack starts with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Marc Cohn on Feb. 16, followed by Sacred Heart Alumnus Jeff LeBlanc performing on Feb. 17, both at the StageOne venue, 70 Sanford St., Fairfield.

Next, legendary blues musician Taj Mahal takes the stage at the Klein Memorial Auditorium 910 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, on Feb. 18, and "American Idol" winner Kris Allen closes out the four-day musical spree at StageOne on Feb. 19.

Cohn's career took off after recording his self-titled debut disc, which produced such classics as "Walking in Memphis," "Silver Thunderbird" and "True Companion." He returns to FTC bringing songs from his latest album "Listening Booth: 1970." Cohn will be on stage for two shows at 6:45 and 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $65, with a $5 FTC member discount.

LeBlanc has a new album, "My Own Way There," and logged more than 70,000 miles last year, performing at hundreds of theaters, clubs and colleges. The guitarist and singer will be returning to FTC's StageOne on Feb.17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35, with a member discount of $3.

Mahal, a Grammy Award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world, from West Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, to Europe and Hawaii. He will be joined by Kester Smith on drums and Bill Rich on bass for a night of world blues which will celebrate four decades of hit songs, including "Fishin' Blues," "Corinna" and "She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride."

Mahal is in concert at the Klein is on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $85 with member discounts available.

Hailed as the dark horse on "Idol," Allen amassed a TV following with performances of the Swell Season's "Falling Slowly," Michael Jackson's "Remember the Time," and Donna Summer's "She Works Hard for the Money."

FTC welcomes him back on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35, with a $3 member discount.

For tickets or more information, visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036.