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The Depot Theatre brings the music of the legendary Hank Williams to the LPCA stage

LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present the spectacular musical biography of the rise and fall of the brash, forever-young, always-legendary singer/songwriter who stands among the greatest innovators of American popular music. The Depot Theatre, an equity company from Westport, N.Y., will bring Hank Williams: Lost Highway to the LPCA stage on July 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and July 12 and 14 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices for the evening shows are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors. Ticket prices for the matinee performances are $12. Purchase tickets by calling 523-2512.
Covering Hank's humble beginnings to the zenith of his fame, this highly entertaining journey features over 20 Hank Williams favorites - including I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Jambalaya and Hey, Good Lookin'.
For all the mystery, myth and misinformation surrounding the life and times of Hank Williams, one truth remains unchallenged: no one in the history of country music (perhaps in all of popular music) has so profoundly influenced those who followed. Now more than half a century since his passing he still serves as the model for countless singers.
On a warm night in June, 1949, with his first number one record spilling out of radios across the country, a frail young man walked onto the stage of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for his Grand Ole Opry debut. Behind him lay nearly a decade of struggle and rejection in pursuit of this goal; ahead, a little more than five years in the limelight.
By 1953, literally worn out at twenty-nine, Hank Williams was gone. But he had given country music much of its standard repertoire, a new definition of stardom and a legend so enduring that his music still stands today.
The Depot Theatre will bring this musical, which Rolling Stone says: "Serves up classic country with the edges raw and the energy hot," to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts from July 11- 14. Call the LPCA Box Office at 523-2512.

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