April 8, 2016
Louisburg College and the Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC) will host the Celtic musical group “Bill Leslie and Lorica” for a special benefit concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Louisburg Lions Club and Happy Camper, specifically to provide camp scholarships for local children in need and to fund Lions charities for the blind and visually impaired.
Leslie is the multiple Emmy and Peabody Award-winning broadcast morning news anchor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh. He is also a composer and musician--performing as the leader of the Celtic/Folk/New Age blended “Bill Leslie and Lorica”--a five-member ensemble whose albums have topped World Music charts in the U.S. and abroad. His most recent recording, “Scotland: Grace of the Wild,” was named World Radio Album of the Year in 2013. Leslie received the award from the iconic founder of Windham Hill records, Will Ackerman, at the Zone Music Awards in New Orleans. The group’s soothing musical configuration includes guitar, Celtic whistle, violin, flute, piano, percussion and vocals. In addition to Leslie, Lorica’s members include Sherry Lattin, Linda Metz, Marty Long and Steven Levitin.
General admission tickets for the concert are $15, and can be purchased by calling the Louisburg College Box Office at 919-497-3300 or 866-773-6354. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, located in the JPAC lobby, from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The box office will also open at 6 p.m., the night of the performance.