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'I Love a Piano' captures America's spirit with the music of Irving Berlin

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“I Love a Piano” cast members tip to their hats to Berlin’s iconic melodies.

Courtesy <br> “I Love a Piano” cast members tip to their hats to Berlin’s iconic melodies.

Yavapai College Community Events presents a nostalgicmusical journey into the music of Irving Berlin. "I Love a Piano" covers seven decades of musical history through Berlin's music at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Yavapai College Performance Hall.

The storyline, inspired by the famous Berlin ditty of the title, follows a piano passing through several owners, beginning in the Tin Pan Alley period at the start of Berlin's career and ending in the late 1950s. The storytelling device allows for the use of Berlin's popular tunes to illuminate 20th-century American life.

The show features a

live band and six other

performers delivering more than 60 Berlin hits, including

"There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin On the Ritz," "God Bless America" and "White Christmas."

The show explores the spirit of America from the Ragtime rhythms of the early 20th century through the innocent optimism of the 1950s with singing, dancing, stylish set designs and period costumes.

Tickets are $35, $33 and $31, and are available online at www.tickets.com, in the lobby of the YC Performance Hall, or by calling the Community Events Ticket Office at 928-776-2000 or 1-877-928-4253.

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