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JANET JACKSON ANNOUNCES 2017 STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR

SCHEDULES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES & ADDS SHOWS

NOVEMBER 28 | SCHOTTENSTEIN CENTER

Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum selling artist, the incomparable JANET JACKSON, will embark on a 56-city North American tour this fall including November 28, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Tickets held for previous Unbreakable tour events that are now re-scheduled will be honored at the new dates.

For more information, visit livenation.com.

The legendary entertainer began her sold out Unbreakable tour in late 2015, then reached out to fans via Twitter in 2016 about her focus on starting a family, confirmed months later with the arrival of her first child. She is ready to return to the stage to give fans everything they could hope for in one epic concert event.

The STATE OF THE WORLD tour, an extension of the Unbreakable tour will include favorites from her chart-topping ‘Unbreakable’ album, an array of socially conscious music released throughout her career, other smash hits and to-be released new tracks as part of an exciting LIVE production!

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her 6 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmys, a Golden Globe, an Academy Award nomination plus dozens of American Music, MTV Video Music and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Janet is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of 160 million+ records worldwide, Janet Jackson has a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture with multiple artists acknowledging her impact on their music. For more information, visit janetjackson.com.

Best-Selling Author, Humorist, and Contributor to “This American Life” Makes an Appearance at the Ohio Theatre in

“An Evening with David Sedaris”

October 28

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 2

Through the generous support of WCBE, David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing in Columbus for one night only in support of the May 2017 release of his newest book, a collection of diaries titled Theft by Finding Diaries (1977 – 2002). This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting, offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a post-show Q&A session and book signing.

WCBE presents An Evening with David Sedaris at the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) on Saturday, October 28, at 8 pm. Tickets are $50-$60 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000.

Tweaking the familiar until it warps, Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood, bizarre career path, and move with his lover to France. Including his recent releases, the New York Times’ bestselling books When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, Sedaris’ wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre are always sure to deliver insights and laughs.

One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as house painter, apple picker, aide in a mental hospital, creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner.

Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy’s elf, reading his Santaland Diaries on NPR’s “Morning Edition” in 1992. His sardonic humor and

incisive social critique have made him one of their most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

www.DavidSedarisOnTour.com

CALENDAR LISTING

WCBE presents AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS

Saturday, October 28, 8 p.m.

Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.)

David Sedaris, best-selling author, humorist, and contributor to “This American Life,” will be appearing in Columbus for one night only in support of the May 2017 release of his newest book, a collection of diaries titled Theft by Finding Diaries (1977 – 2002). This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting, offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a post-show Q&A session and book signing. Tickets are $50-$60 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000. www.capa.com

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