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Tedesco's band returns to Phipps

Vic Tedesco and the Classic Big Band will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at The Phipps Center for the Arts, along with vocalist Debbie Bigelow and the vocal quartet the Nostalgics.

Tedesco's big band has been a regional favorite for years and returns to The Phipps for its 15th annual performance. Tedesco has opened for the Count Basie Band, Patty Page, Pat Boone, Myron Floren and many other national performers. His band regularly performs at A Taste of Minnesota.

The Classic Big Band will perform "On the Trail," Woody Herman's "The Four Brothers," and "Makin' Whoopee," featuring Tedesco and Bigelow. Reeves Cary will be featured in a tribute to Frank Sinatra. The Nostalgics will sing "Whatcha Know Joe" and "The Other People Like You and Me."

Tickets are $18. For reservations, contact The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or