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Singer Ken Lavigne performs in Superior Oct. 7

by MONTE TURNER
Mineral Independent | September 27, 2023 12:00 AM

Mineral County Performing Arts Council was formed in 2007 and sponsored a set of informal concerts, to immediate public enthusiasm.

In 2008, MCPAC established itself as a nonprofit. From that point to the present, they have initiated performance seasons consisting of at least five events, running from September to August of each year.

And with the new season, they are starting strong by bringing in Ken Lavigne for a Saturday matinee on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.. This is a free performance with hopes that the LDS Church at 117 Moats Lane in Superior.

Singer Ken Lavigne has charmed his way into the hearts of concert goers across North America with his exciting blend of classical tenor sound and modern style. Recognized early for the outstanding timbre of his lyric tenor voice as well as the ease and agility with which he sings, Ken’s career has taken many directions that includes current touring shows: The Road to Carnegie Hall, The Ken Lavigne Christmas Musical Roadshow and a new show, 3 Knights with a Tenor.

Ken was a founding member of The Canadian Tenors and co-founded the successful tenor trio, Romanza. Over the past decade, Ken shifted his focus to independently producing solo performances and recordings that include eight albums: Believe, Keep Holding On, Showtime, Comfort & Joy, The Ken Lavigne Christmas Roadshow, Closer Than Ever and Let Me Be Frank.

MCPAC Treasure, Jim Goss, is excited with a spot of concern.

“Unless it’s Shakespeare in the Park, which is always held on the Mineral County Fairgrounds, our performances have been in the evening at the LDS Church. To accommodate Ken’s schedule, this performance is in the afternoon at 2 p.m. I’m hoping that everyone is aware of the time change so they won’t show up that evening as they normally would,” he said.

MCPAC meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Durango’s and is open to the public.