Concert will celebrate music of John Denver

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BoulderCanyon_Gettysburg-3During the 1970s, John Denver was the most popular entertainer in the world. He sold more albums for RCA than any other artist in their history. But to say he was an icon would be to sell him short, according to Jordan Harris, marketing director of the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre in Woonsocket.

Denver was also a voice for the environment and a leader in global problem solving. There was something in Denver’s music that transcended melodies and lyrics into an underlying sense of the human condition and the longing people feel for love and home, Harris states in a release.

Chris Collins exhibits some of the same dynamic qualities that made Denver so popular. Collins is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist. Besides having a vocal tone and natural delivery close to Denver’s, Collins is a natural entertainer who has an uncanny ability to deliver Denver’s music with authenticity and musical integrity, according to Harris.

The John Denver Experience with Chris Collins and the Boulder Canyon Band will be performed on April 16 at 8 p.m. at the Stadium, 28 Monument Square.

Musicians from Denver’s band have joined Collins in his concerts in Aspen, Colo., and other locations. Collins has twice been a regional finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the most prestigious songwriting competition in the United States, according to Harris. He is also the recipient of the Golden Eagle award for community service in Aspen.

Tickets are $26 and $31. They can be purchased by going to the Stadium box office; calling (401) 762-4545; or going online to www.stadiumtheatre.com.

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