Darius Rucker, Billy Joel among acts coming to a stage outside the Myrtle Beach area

spalisin@thesunnews.comJanuary 3, 2014 

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Darius Rucker will be in Charleston Jan. 4 for "Darius Rucker Night" at the North Charleston Coliseum during the Stingrays hockey game.

TIM DOMINICK — MCT photo

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    Note: Surcharges might apply to ticket purchases.

    FLORENCE CIVIC CENTER

    Where | Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, at Interstates 95 and 20

    Who, when and how much |

    • Pee Dee Vipers’ debut season in Premier Basketball League, home opener 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 against Fayetteville Shipmen, with Outshyne concert afterward; and with other home games Jan. 9, 11 and 18; Feb. 1, 8 and 27; and March 2, 8 and 21. Each $12-$38 for ages 13 and older, $10 ages 2-12; general admission season tickets $110 and $90, respectively, and half-season (five games) $55 and $45. www.peedeevipers.com.

    • Ninth annual Kids Jamboree, noon-9 pm. Jan. 24 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 25, for $7 daily.

    • Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. $25 or $30.

    • Pee Dee Blues & Soul Spectacular, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 with Clarence Carter, Lenny Williams, Mel Waiters and Sir Charles Jones. $25-$45.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Super Circus Heroes,” 7 p.m. Feb. 13-14; 11 a.m. and 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15; and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. $20-$35; and $10 ages 2-12 in upper deck only, excluding Feb. 13.

    • “Monster Jam,” 7 p.m. Feb. 21-22, and 2 p.m. Feb. 22 (pit party 11:30 a.m. for $10 extra for ages 13 and older, $5 ages 2-12). $20-$35 advance, and $5 ages 2-12 in $20 and $25 sections, and $2 more for all tiers on day of show.

    • Audio Adrenaline and Kutless, with Finding Favour and Shine Bright Baby, 7:30 p.m. March 7. $18 or $28.

    • 10th annual Darlington Car Hauler Parade & Fest, benefiting area nonprofits, 4 p.m. April 10, for free, then parade leaves at 7 p.m. for Darlington RaceFest at Darlington Square, which includes fireworks.

    • 21st Annual Pee Dee Deer Classic, opens 1 p.m. July 25, 9 a.m. July 26, and 10 a.m. July 27, daily $10 ages 13 and older, $3 ages 7-12, and free ages 6 and younger.

    Buy tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Arena information | 843-679-4525 or www.florenceciviccenter.com

    NORTH CHARLESTON COLISEUM AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

    Where | 5001 Coliseum Drive, between International Boulevard and Montague Avenue, off Interstate 526, one exit west of I-26.

    Who/what, when and how much |

    • S.C. Carolina Stingrays hockey, Double-A East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the Boston Bruins, in coliseum. Games at 7:05 p.m. Jan. 3, Jan. 4 (“Darius Rucker Night”), and Jan. 7, 14, 24, 25, 28 and 31; Feb. 7, 8, 18, 21 and 22; March 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29; and April 11; and 3 p.m. Feb. 16 and March 23. $8-$21 in advance, $1 more on game day. 843-744-2248 or www.stingrayshockey.com.

    • “Monster Jam,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10-11 in coliseum. Advance: $20-$30 ages 13 and older, and $10 ages 2-12; and $2 more day of show.

    • “The Addams Family,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14-15 in arts center. $32-$62.

    • Tedeschi Trucks Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 17 in arts center. $35-$69.50.

    • Barry Manilow, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in coliseum. $19.99-$139. Also for this concert, donate a new or gently used musical instrument for Charleston County School District to coliseum box office 10 a.m.-5 pm. Mondays-Fridays through Jan. 19 and receive two free tickets in pre-selected seats. www.manilowmusicproject.org.

    • Johnny Mathis, with Gary Mule Deer, 8 pm. Jan. 25 in arts center. $46-$86.

    • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, 8 p.m. Jan. 31 in arts center. $49-$96.

    • Merle Haggard, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in arts center. $39.50- $59.50.

    • Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 8 p.m. in arts center. $45-$85.

    • George Benson “An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole,” 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in arts center. $55-$125.

    • “Tyler Perry’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned,’” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12 in arts center. $43.50.

    • Arlo Guthrie, 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in arts center. $45.

    • The Isley Brothers and Erykah Badu, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in coliseum. $58-$101.

    • North Charleston Pops! “Endless Love,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in arts center. $15-$35.

    • “Memphis,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17-18 in arts center. Prices TBA.

    • “Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure,” 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in arts center. $20-$45.

    • Darius Rucker, with Eli Young Band and David Nail, 8 p.m. Feb. 20 in coliseum. $41-$66.

    • Temptations and Four Tops, 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in arts center. $53-$93.

    • Alton Brown, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in arts center. $29.50-$125

    • “WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania,” 7:30 p.m. in coliseum. $15-$95.

    • Celtic Woman, 7 p.m. March 4 in arts center. $40-$100.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Built To Amaze!” in coliseum: 7 p.m. March 5-8, 10:30 a.m. March 7, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 8, and 1:30 p.m. March 9. $15-$65.

    • Marcus Luttrell’s “Patriot Tour,” 7:30 p.m. March 15 in arts center. $61 or $251.

    • Brian Regan, 8 p.m. March 21 in arts center. $37.

    • Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller, 8 p.m. March 28 in arts center. $76-$126, and VIP $501.

    • North Charleston Pops! “Philly Soul,” 7:30 p.m. March 29 in arts center. Prices TBA.

    • Umphrey’s McGee, 8 p.m. April 4 in arts center. $25 advance, $30 day of show.

    • Billy Currington, 7:30 p.m. April 11 in arts center. $35 or $39.75.

    • Jillian Michaels, 8 p.m. April 12 in arts center. $25-$151.

    • “Million Dollar Quartet,” 7:30 p.m. April 16-17 in arts center. Prices TBA.

    • McDonald’s Choir Showcase, with Dorinda Clark-Cole, 7 p.m. May 11 in arts center. $11 or $26.

    • Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons, 7:30 p.m. June 13 in arts center. $45-$125.

    • 2014 Lowcountry Jazz Festival, 6 p.m. Aug. 28-31 in arts center: Bobby Caldwell Aug. 28, Brian Culbertson and Najee Aug. 29, Pieces of a Dream and Jazz Attack (Peter White, Rick Braun and Euge Groove) Aug. 30, and Boney James, Nick Colionne and Brian Simpson Aug. 31. Daily $56-$66, or four-show package $204-$244.

    Tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 529-5000 or www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

    CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL

    Where | 37 John St., Charleston

    Who, when and how much |

    • Don Williams, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, for $48 or $58.

    • Carolina Chocolate Drops, 8 p.m. Jan. 30. $20 or $25.

    • Groundhog Day Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 1 with The Opposite of a Train (Bill Carson, Nathan Koci and Ron Wiltrout) with special guests Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, Wilton Elder, Clint Fore and John Cobb. $20-$50, student $15.

    • Jake Shimabukuro, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4. $35.50 advance, $40 day of show.

    • Elise Testone “In This Life” Album Release Show, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, then Late Night Rock Show, 10 p.m. at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway (S.C. 700), Charleston, west from Folly Road (S.C. 171), south of U.S. 17. Advance and day of show, respectively: $15 and $20 Music Hall show; $15 and $17 Pour House show; $30 and $35 both shows; and VIP $40 and $45, including both shows and signed CD.

    • Charleston Jazz Orchestra “Such Sweet (Billy) Strayhorn,” in two sets on Feb. 22: 5 and 8 pm., each $30-$40.

    • The Mavericks, 8 p.m. Feb. 27. $37.50-$77.50.

    • Solas, 7:30 p.m. March 6. $20 or $25, and $100 VIP.

    • Charleston Jazz Orchestra “Little Girl Blue,” in two sets on March 22: 5 and 8 pm., each $30-$40.

    • “Shake, Rattle and Roll” 1950s-‘70s revue, 7 p.m. March 28-29, and 2 p.m. March 30. Each $35 adults, $31 military and seniors, $19 students 21 and younger with ID, $16 ages 12 and younger.

    • Mike Birbiglia “Thank God for Jokes Tour,” 7:30 p.m. March 30. $29 or $39.

    • “Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular,” 7:30 p.m. April 5-6. Each $35-$75.

    • Charleston Jazz Orchestra “Silver Messenger,” in two sets on April 26: 5 and 8 p.m., each $30-$40.

    Information | 843-853-2252 or charlestonmusichall.com

    COLONIAL LIFE ARENA

    Where | 801 Lincoln St., Columbia

    Who/what, when and how much |

    • Jeff Dunham, 3 p.m. Jan. 12, for $46.50, and at box office, $28 for students with ID, while supplies last.

    • Jason Aldean, with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25. $29.75 or $59.75.

    • “Monster Jam,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8, and 2 p.m. Feb. 8. $22-$42, and $7 ages 2-12 in two sections. (Pit parties 5 p.m. Feb. 7 and 11 a.m. Feb. 8, each for $10 extra for ages 13 and older, $5 ages 2-12.)

    • “Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure,” 4 and 7 p.m. Feb. 19. $22-$47.

    • Darius Rucker, with Eli Young Band and David Nail, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. $34.50-$49.50.

    • “Winter Jam,” 7 p.m. March 14, with Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & the Outcome, Everfound, and Derek Minor. $10 donation at door.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Legends”: 7 p.m. March 27-29, 10:30 a.m. March 28, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 29, and 1 and 5:30 p.m. March 30. $17-$62, with $15 tickets available for March 27 only.

    Tickets | 855-456-2849 or www.lmctix.com

    Information | 803-576-9200 or www.coloniallifearena.com

    BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA (FORMERLY BI-LO CENTER)

    Where | 650 N. Academy St., Greenville

    Who/what, when and how much |

    • Greenville Road Warriors, Double-A East Coast Hockey League affiliate of New York Rangers. Games 7 p.m. Jan. 3, and Jan. 10, 11, 17 and 18; Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 24; March 7, 8, 13, 17, 22 and 28; and April 5 and 8. Also 3 p.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and 23, March 16 and 30; and noon Feb. 17. $9-$25 each, and $1 more on game day – and $1 discount for military, first responders and senior citizens. 864-674-7825 or www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com.

    • Professional Bull Riders, 8 p.m. Jan. 4. $22-$52, and $2 more on day of show.

    • “Skating on the Big Ice” public sessions, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 19-20. $7 ages 7 and older, otherwise $5; skate rental $3.

    • “Monster Jam,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-25, and 2 p.m. Jan. 25. $32 or $52, with $7 tickets for ages 2-12 available in $32 tier; and $2 more on day of show.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Legends”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31, 10 a.m. Jan. 31, 11 a.m. Feb. 1-2, and 7 p.m. Feb. 1.

    • “Winter Jam,” 7 p.m. Feb. 7, with Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & the Outcome, Everfound, and Derek Minor. $10 donation at door.

    • Lady Antebellum, with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves, 7 p.m. Feb. 22. $39.50-$69.50.

    • “Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure,” 1 and 4 p.m. March 23. $20-$50.

    • 3rd Day and Skillet, 7 p.m. March 27. $20-$75, and $99 VIP.

    • Casting Crowns, with Laura Story and Colton Dixon, 6 p.m. April 19. $26-$77.

    • “Wildfire Weekend for Men,” 2 p.m. April 25-5 p.m. April 26, with Tim Clinton, host, and scheduled speakers Bobby Bowden, Sid Bream, retired Maj. Gen. Bob Dees, Robert Griffin III, Max Lucado, Brock Ray, Rick Rigsby, Joe Teti, Randy Tomlin and Joe White, and music by The Katinas. Ticket details at 800-526-8673 or www.wildfireweekend.com.

    • “WWE Raw,” 7:30 p.m. May 12. Prices TBA.

    Tickets | 800-653-8000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 864-241-3800 or http://bonsecoursarena.com

    IN NORTH CAROLINA

    BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    Where | On campus at Odell Williamson Auditorium, off U.S. 17 in Supply, N.C.

    • B.B. King, 8 p.m. Jan. 11, for $57 or $67

    Also | 2013-14 Performing Arts series concerts, each 7:30 p.m. and $30 for ages 18-64, $28 ages 65 and older, and $11 ages 12 and younger:

    • “Hotel California – The Original Tribute to the Eagles,” Jan. 23.

    • “Driving Miss Daisy,” by Walnut Street Theatre, Feb. 14.

    • “The Fantasticks,” by Nebraska Theatre Caravan, March 20.

    • Rita Coolidge, April 24.

    Information | 910-755-7416; 800-754-1050, ext. 7416; or www.bccowa.com

    CROWN CENTER – COLISEUM, THEATRE AND ARENA

    Where | 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, N.C.

    Who/what, when and how much |

    • Fayetteville FireAntz, in Southern Professional Hockey League, in coliseum. Games 7:05 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 17, 18 and 20; Feb. 7, 8, 11, 18 and 28; and March 14, 15, 21 and 22. Each $14-$20 ages 13 and older, otherwise $5. 910-321-0123 www.fireantzhockey.com.

    • “WWE Live,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 in coliseum. $18-$98.

    • Bill Cosby, 8 p.m. Jan. 17 in theater. $39.50-$59.50.

    • Jason Aldean, with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in coliseum. $29.75 or $59.75.

    • Monster X Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in theater. $21-$43 ages 13 and older, $8-$43 ages 2-12.

    • Kenny Loggins, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in theater. $35-$63.

    • “The Addams Family,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in theater. $28-$48.

    • Fantasia, 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in theater. $55-$75.

    • “Tyler Perry’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned,’ ” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27-28, for $42.50 and $48.50, respectively.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Super Circus Heroes,” in coliseum: 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and March 1; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 1; and 1 and 5 p.m. March 2. $21.50-$51.50.

    • “Winter Jam,” 7 p.m. March 13 in coliseum, with Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & the Outcome, Everfound, and Derek Minor. $10 donation at door.

    • Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. March 20 in arena. $23-$66, and $18-$66 military with ID.

    • “Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries,” 7 p.m. March 28 in theater. $14-$68.

    • Darius Rucker, with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith, 7 p.m. April 18 in coliseum. $35-$48.50.

    • “Menopause: The Musical,” 3 p.m. May 18 in theater. $30-$65.

    Tickets | 800-653-8000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 910-438-4100 or www.atthecrown.com

    PNC ARENA

    Where | 1400 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh. From I-95, take I-40 west to Exit 290 to N.C. 54.

    Who/what, when and how much | Parking generally $15 or $20 cars and vans:

    • Carolina Hurricanes NHL hockey. Games 7 p.m. Jan. 5, and Jan. 9, 13, 18, 19, 24, 27 and 31; Feb. 4 and 7; March 7, 11, 13, 25 and 29; and April 3, 5 and 19. Also 3 p.m. Feb. 8 and March 16. Each $25-$200, and parking $15 cars and vans. 919-861-2323, 866-645-2263 or hurricanes.nhl.com.

    • “Winter Jam,” 7 p.m. Jan. 3, with Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & the Outcome, Everfound, and Derek Minor. $10 donation at door.

    • “World’s Toughest Rodeo,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17. $18-$75, and $2 more on day of show. Also: children 12 and younger for half price in $18-$38 tiers, with purchase of adult ticket.

    • Billy Joel, 8 p.m. Feb. 9. $39-$119.

    • Charlotte Checkers, the Hurricanes’ Triple-A American Hockey League affiliate, games 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Each $15-$100. 704-342-4423 or gocheckers.com/home.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Built To Amaze!”: 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 23, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 22-23. $15-$105, with $13 available for Feb. 20 only.

    • Eagles, 8 p.m. Feb. 28. $51-$185.

    • Harlem Globetrotters, 3 p.m. March 2. $21-$133.

    • Casting Crowns, with Laura Story and For King & Country, 7 p.m. March 8. $26 or $46, and $46 on day of show.

    • Katt Williams, 8 p.m. April 4. $44.50- $125.

    • Miley Cyrus, with Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira, 7 p.m. April 8. $39.50- $89.50.

    • “Monster Jam,” 7:30 p.m. April 11-12, and 2 p.m. April 12. $25-$45, and $2 more on day of show; also, discount available for ages 2-12 in $25 seats.

    • Cher, 7:30 pm. May 7. $25.50-$105.50.

    Tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 919-861-2300 or www.thepncarena.com

    DUKE ENERGY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    Where | 2 E. South St., Raleigh, N.C., between Salisbury and Wilmington streets, five blocks south of N.C. State Capitol

    • Mandolin Orange, 8 p.m. Jan. 10 in Fletcher Opera Theater. $27 or $29.

    • Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, 8 p.m. Jan. 18 in theater. $27-$35.

    • “Pinkalicious the Musical,” in theater: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 23, 29 and 30; 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 24, 30 and 31; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2. $14-$37.

    • “La Boheme,” by N.C. Opera, 8 p.m. Jan. 24 and 3 p.m. Jan. 26 in auditorium. $27-$85.

    • “Queens of the Stone Age,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Memorial Auditorium. $36-$56.

    • Top Shelf Comedy Tour, with Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Gary Owen And Dominique, 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in auditorium. $41.50-$56.50.

    • Bryan Sutton, David Holt and T. Michael Coleman, 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in theater. $22 or $29.

    • “Les Miserables,” in auditorium: 7:30 pm. Feb. 11-16, 18 and 19-23; and 2 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23. $25-$91

    • Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” by Carolina Ballet, in theater: 8 p.m. Feb. 13-15 and 22, and March 1; and 2 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23, and March 1-2. $38.25-$78.

    • “Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure,” in auditorium: 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 1-2. $14-$37.

    • The Chieftains, 7:30 p.m. March 4 in Meymandi Concert Hall. $45-$75.

    • Solas “Shamrock City,” 8 p.m. March 7 in theater. $27 or $29.

    • Wayne Brady, 8 p.m. March 9 in concert hall. $34-$57.

    • “Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour,” 8 p.m. March 9 in auditorium. $37.50 or $45.

    • “Romeo & Juliet” by Carolina Ballet, in theater: 8 p.m. March 13-15, 22 and 29; and 2 p.m. March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. $30-$68.

    • “Rain,” 3 and 7 p.m. March 16 in concert hall, $42 or $52.

    • George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 8 p.m. March 17 in auditorium. $37 or $47.

    • “Rusalka” by N.C. Opera, 3 p.m. March 30 in concert hall. $27-$85.

    • Patti LuPone, 8 p.m. April 11-12 in concert hall. $28-$89.

    Tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 919-996-8700 or www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

    DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

    Where | 123 Vivian St., Durham, next to Durham Bulls Athletic Park

    • Patti LaBelle, 8 p.m. Jan. 11. $55-$125.

    • “Once” musical, 7:30 pm. Jan. 21-23, 8 p.m. Jan. 24-25, 2 p.m. Jan. 25, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26. $35-$115.

    • Pixies, with Cults, 8 p.m. Jan. 31. $45 or $55.

    • “Tyler Perry’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned,’ ” 3 p.m. Feb. 1-2 for $49.50 and $50.50, respectively; and 8 p.m. Feb. 1 for $53.50.

    • Gov’t Mule, 8 p.m. Feb. 8. $29.50-$55.

    • “The Book of Mormon,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-13 and 18-20, 8 p.m. Feb. 14, 15, 21 and 22; 2 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23. Call for prices.

    • Alton Brown, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. $30 or $75.

    • Celtic Woman, 7:30 p.m. March 8. $43-$103.

    • Second annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience, 4 p.m. March 9. $75.

    • “Evita,” 7:30 p.m. March 11-13; 8 p.m. March 14-15; 2 p.m. March 15; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. March 16. $35-$110.

    • The Moody Blues, 7:30 p.m. March 18. $55-$88.

    • The Ten Tenors, 7:30 p.m. March 20. $40-$75.

    • Crosby, Stills and Nash, 7:30 p.m. March 24. $69-$99.

    • Zakir Hussain and “Masters of Percussion,” 8 p.m. March 27. $23-$58.

    • Jay Leno, 8 p.m. March 28. $59.50-$125.

    • “Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin,” 7 p.m. April 6. $25-$40.

    • “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m., April 8-10; 8 p.m. April 11-12; 2 p.m. April 12; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. April 13. $35-$110.

    • Dave Ramsey, 7 p.m. April 15. $39 or $69, also backstage experience $199.

    • “Green Day’s ‘American Idiot,’” 7:30 p.m. April 29-30. $30 or $95.

    • Carolina Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet,” 8 p.m. May 3. $30-$80.

    • “Brit Floyd” Pink Floyd tribute, 8 p.m. May 9. $35-$60.

    • Brian Regan, 7 p.m. May 10. $47.50 or $57.50.

    • “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 7:30 p.m. May 13-15; 8 p.m. May 16-17; 2 p.m. May 17; and 1 and 6:30 pm. May 18. $25-$85.

    • “Mamma Mia!” 8 p.m. May 30-31; 2 p.m. May 31; and 1 and 6:30 p.m. June 1. $40-$90.

    Tickets | 800-982-2787 (phone orders required for purchases by residents outside North Carolina) or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 919-688-3722 (DPAC) or www.dpacnc.com

    WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE (FORMERLY TIME WARNER CABLE MUSIC PAVILION)

    Where | 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, N.C.; take Interstate 95 north to I-40 west to Exit 303 for Jones Sausage Road.

    Who, when and how much |

    • Journey, Steve Miller Band, and Tower of Power, 6:45 p.m. May 29. $36 lawn, and $46.50-$187 lawn.

    Tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.livenation.com

    Information | 919-831-6400

    GREENSBORO COLISEUM COMPLEX

    Where | 1921 W. Lee St., Greensboro, N.C.; from Interstate 73/U.S. 220 north, follow U.S. 220 as it turns into Freeman Mill Road, then cross I-85 and proceed for about two more miles, then left on Ellington Street.

    Who/what, when and how much |

    • “WWE Live,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 in coliseum. $15-$95.

    • Jay Z, 8 p.m. Jan. 5 in coliseum. $32.50-$125.

    • 25th annual North Carolina RV & Camping Show, in special events center: noon-9 p.m. Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 11, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 12. Daily $10 ages 12 and older, otherwise free.

    • Patti LaBelle, 7 p.m. Jan. 12 in coliseum. $49-$95, and VIP $125.

    • Justin Moore, with Randy Houser and Josh Thompson, 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in coliseum. $29.75 or $39.75.

    • “Arenacross,” 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and noon Jan. 26 in coliseum. $20 or $25 Jan. 25, and $10 Jan. 26 – and $2 more on day of show.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Legends,” in coliseum: 7 p.m. Feb. 5-8, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6, 11 and 3 p.m. Feb. 8, and 1 and 5 p.m. Feb. 9. Starting at $15.

    • “Tyler Perry’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned,’” in auditorium: 8 p.m. Feb. 7 for $48.50, and 3 and 8 p.m. Feb. 8 for $45.50 and $49.50, respectively.

    • Luke Bryan, with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in coliseum. $39.75 or $59.75.

    • Itzhak Perlman, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in auditorium. $42.

    • Rickey Smiley, 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in auditorium. $36.50 or $42.50.

    • “Winter Jam,” 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in coliseum, with Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & the Outcome, Everfound, and Derek Minor. $10 donation at door.

    • “Rock of Ages, 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in auditorium. $50-$60.

    • N.C. RV Dealers Association RV Show, in special events center: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 21-22, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23. Daily $9 ages 12 and older, otherwise free; on Feb. 21 only: $6 ages 55 and older 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and $5 ages 13 and older after 4 p.m.

    • Greensboro Symphony “Masterworks Concerts,” in auditorium: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and 8 p.m. March 1 with David Shifrin and Kelly Burke; 7:30 p.m. April 9-10 with Zuill Bailey; an- 7:30 p.m. May 8 and 8 p.m. May 10 with Alexander Schimpf. Each $24-$42 adults, $5 students.

    • USA Gymnastics 2014 Nastia Liukin Cup, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in coliseum. $30.

    • 2014 American Cup (gymnastics), 11:30 a.m. March 1 in coliseum. $25-$125.

    • Elizabeth Alexander, 7:30 p.m. March 4 in auditorium. $42.

    • “Pioneers of Hip Hop,” with Big Daddy Kane, Camp Lo, Lords of the Underground, Kwamé and Special Ed, 7 p.m. March 7 in auditorium. $39.50-$79.50.

    • Triad Comedy Festival, with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Gary Owen, Tony Rock, and Dominique, 7 p.m. March 8 in auditorium. $42.50 or $49.50.

    • “Sweet Charity!” 7:30 p.m. March 18 in auditorium. $45-$55.

    • Harlem Globetrotters, 2 p.m. March 23 in coliseum. $23-$96.

    • Southern Ideal Home Show, in special events center: 10 a.m. -8 p.m. March 28-29, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30. $9 ages 15 and older, and free for ages 14 and younger with paying adult.

    • “Jersey Boys,” in auditorium: 7:30 p.m. April 1-3, 8 p.m. April 4-5, 2 p.m. April 5, and 1 and 7 p.m. April 6. Starting at $55.

    • Steve Kroft and Lara Logan, 7:30 p.m. April 8 in auditorium. $42

    Also | 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Jan. 18-25, 2015, in coliseum.

    Tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 336-373-7400 or www.greensborocoliseum.com

    TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA

    Where | 333 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N.C.

    W ho/what, when and how much |

    • Charlotte Bobcats basketball. Games 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 22 and 25; Feb. 8, 11, 19, 21 and 22; March 5, 7, 10, 14, 17, 22, 24, 26 and 31; and April 4 and 12. Also: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Jan. 20, and 8 p.m. April 16. Each $10-$145, and $313. Also, flex pack $80 for four games. 704-262-2278 or www.nba.com/bobcats.

    • Charlotte Checkers, Triple-A American Hockey League affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes of Raleigh: 7 p.m. Jan. 3, 17, 23 and 24; Feb. 18; March 15, 21 and 29; and April 10. Also at noon Jan. 18; 5 p.m. Jan. 19;1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16, and March 16, 23 and 30, and April 13; and at PNC Center in Raleigh: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Each $15-$100. 704-342-4423 or gocheckers.com/home.

    • Jay Z, 8 p.m. SaturdayJan. 4. $32.50-$125.

    • “Winter Jam,” 6 p.m. SundayJan. 5 in coliseum, with Newsboys, Lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb, NewSong, Colton Dixon, Love & the Outcome, Everfound, and Derek Minor. $10 donation at door.

    • “Monster Jam,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10-11, and 2 p.m. Jan. 11. $25-$50.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus “Built To Amaze!” in coliseum: 7 p.m. Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 1; 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31; and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 1-2. $10-$100 ($5 seats available for Jan. 29 only).

    • Demi Lovato, 7 p.m. Feb. 23. $30.50-$66.

    • Legends Tennis Tournament, with Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander, 7 p.m. March 13. $27-$252

    • Harlem Globetrotters, 1 p.m. March 22. $27-$131.

    • Miley Cyrus, with Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira, 7 p.m. April 7. $41.50-$91.50.

    • Cher, 7:30 p.m. May 5. $27.50-$107.50.

    • Justin Timberlake, 8 p.m. July 12. $47-$177.

    Tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

    Information | 704-688-9000 or www.timewarnercablearena.com

    PNC MUSIC PAVILION CHARLOTTE (FORMERLY VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATRE)

    Where | 707 Pavilion Boulevard, Charlotte, N.C., near Interstates 85 and 485; from I-77 north, take I-85 north to Exit 48 for I-485 east, then first exit for U.S. 29, then right on Pavilion road.

    Who and when |

    • Vans Warped Tour, 11 a.m. July 28. $35.

    • One Direction, 7 p.m. Sept. 27-28. $35.50 lawn, $55.50 terrace, and $85.50-$105.50 pavilion.

    Tickets | 800-745-3000 or www.livenation.com

    IN SAVANNAH, GA.

    Where | Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

    Who/what, when and how much |

    • “Elvis Lives,” 8 p.m. Jan. 4 in Johnny Mercer Theatre. $30-$55.

    • “Sleeping Beauty,” by Nureyev State Ballet Theatre, 3 p.m. Jan. 12 in Mercer Theatre. $28-$58.

    • “When the Soul of a Woman Cries” gospel play, in Mercer Theatre: 7 p.m. Jan. 17-18 and 6 p.m. Jan. 19, each $36-$48; and 1 p.m. Jan. 18-19, each $36-$42.

    • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey “Super Circus Heroes,” in Martin Luther King Arena: 7 p.m. Jan. 22-25, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 24, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 25, and 1 and 5 p.m. Jan. 26. $20-$40, and $10-$40 on Jan. 22 only.

    • Rickey Smiley & Friends, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in Mercer Theatre. $35-$75.

    • “Hair,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. in Merce Theatre. $30-$55.

    • Columbia City Ballet’s “Alice in Wonderland,” 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 on Mercer Theatre. $18-$38.

    • The Band Perry, with Easton Corbin, 7:30 p.m. March 7 in King Arena. $29 or $49.75.

    • Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. March 13 in King Arena. $17-$81.

    • Gabriel Iglesias, 8 p.m. March 27 in Mercer Theatre, in show with some material not suitable for children younger than 13. $42.

    Tickets | 912-651-6556, 800-351-7469 or www.etix.com/ticket/online/

    Information | 912-651-6550 or www.savannahga.gov/index.aspx?NID=604

Anyone with an urge to see a concert, show or event that makes stops only in bigger cities has a wealth of choices across the Carolinas this winter, maybe as part of an easy escape for a weekend.

Darius Rucker, first known as the lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish before his country superstardom, will be in his hometown Charleston twice in the next month. He’ll sing the national anthem and drop the puck Saturday for “Darius Rucker Night” at the S.C. Stingrays game in the North Charleston Coliseum, with the first 2,000 fans receiving commemorative bobblehead dolls.

Rucker will then return Feb. 20 to the coliseum for a concert on his “True Believers Tour” with the Eli Young Band and David Nail, then play Feb. 21 at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia. He also will make a tour stop April 18 with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

Also in the Holy City, fans of Coastal Carolina University alumna Elise Testone, who in spring 2012 made the top 10 of the 11th season of Fox-TV’s “American Idol,” will have a two-part event on Feb. 13 to celebrate the release of her first CD. After the “In This Life” Album Release Show at Charleston Music Hall, she’ll headline the “Late Night Rock Show” at The Pour House a few miles west across the Ashley River.

People hungry for more hoops will score Saturday as the Pee Dee Vipers move into the at the Florence Civic Center and debut in the 13-team Premier Basketball League by taking on the Fayetteville Shipmen.

With hopes for their second Super Bowl berth, the Carolina Panthers won’t be the only sports stars playing in Charlotte this winter. Tennis fans will want to consider catching the Legends Tennis Tournament, March 13 in Time Warner Cable Arena, as Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander compete in three matches, and semi-finals and a championship of one match each.

Longing to relive the emotions in the music of “Les Miserables”? Catch a play Feb. 11-23 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ Memorial Auditorium, in Raleigh. Patti LuPone, whose extensive stage resume includes the roles of Fontaine in “Les Mis” and the lead in “Evita,” will perform there April 11-12 at the Meymandi Concert Hall, and another famous Patti, LaBelle, will play nearby on Jan. 11 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Also in the Tar Heel state capital, the Eagles, whose release of “Please Come Home for Christmas” in 1978 just finished another month’s worth of merriment on the radio, will pay a visit Feb. 28 to the PNC Arena, home of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, less than three weeks after Billy Joel’s concert there Feb. 9.

The closest ice rinks to Myrtle Beach are in Wilmington and North Charleston, but folks heading to Greenville might want to lace up the boots at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly Bi-Lo Center) for “Skating on the Big Ice” afternoon public sessions Jan. 19-20.

Although the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are still a month away, Team USA’s figure skaters will take a big first step next January toward the XXIII Winter Games – in 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea – from North Carolina. The Greensboro Coliseum will host the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2015, Jan. 18-25.

Contact STEVE PALISIN at 444-1764.

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