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Ron Rhode plays organ classics

Ron Rhode will perform a varied program, including transcriptions, standards from the 1920s to the '50s, Broadway tunes and opera selections, on the Wurlitzer theater pipe organ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at The Phipps Center for the Arts.

His program will include a medley of songs from the movie "Singin' in the Rain," the "Light Cavalry" Overture by Suppé, "For Good" from "Wicked," a couple of tunes popularized by Patsy Cline and Peggy Lee, along with selections from "The Poet of the Organ," Jesse Crawford.

Rhode has played virtually every major theater organ installation in the world over the past 30 years and was awarded the title of organist of the year by the American Theatre Organ Society in 1989. He performs across the United States, Canada, England and Australia and has more than 20 recordings to his credit.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for all students with a current ID. For reservations, contact The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or go to www.The