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Arlo Guthrie celebrates the 100th birthday of his father, Woody Guthrie, in a Hylton Center concert this Sunday

Arlo Guthrie celebrates the 100th birthday of his father, Woody Guthrie, with "Here Comes the Kid" at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Feb. 17 at 7PM.

Arlo Guthrie, famed folk musician and counterculture icon, performs “Here Comes the Kid” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at 7 p.m. This performance celebrates the 100th birthday of his father, legendary singer, songwriter and philosopher Woody Guthrie.

In this emotional and festive concert, audiences join the younger Guthrie in honoring the creative genius and cultural legacy of his late father. The performance will include renditions of Woody’s songs, Arlo’s own original works and personal stories about the elder Guthrie.

Arlo Guthrie first became a household name in 1967 with the release of his first album, “Alice’s Restaurant,” which helped usher in a new commitment to social consciousness and activism in the late 1960s. Guthrie has since entertained countless fans across the globe with his incredible mastery of the piano, guitar, harmonica and more than a dozen other instruments, as well as his humorous storytelling abilities. In 1983, he launched his own record label, Rising Son Records, which holds his complete catalogue, as well as works by family and friends.

Committed to social change, Guthrie and his family founded The Guthrie Center, a not-for-profit interfaith church, and The Guthrie Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization formed to address issues concerning the environment, health care, cultural preservation and educational exchange.

Throughout his career, Guthrie has paid homage to his father and his legacy, which is clearly defined in Arlo’s body of work, his commitment to political and social activism, his humor and his gift for storytelling.

A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Hylton Center’s Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Prince William Health System is the 2012-2013 Hylton Presents Season Sponsor.

Tickets for Arlo Guthrie are $32, $40 and $48. To purchase tickets, visit the box office (open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit HyltonCenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. FREE parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center.

For more information about the Hylton Performing Arts Center, please visit HyltonCenter.org. Like the Hylton Center on Facebook at Facebook.com/HyltonCenter and follow on Twitter at @Hylton_PAC.

 

This article was written by Amanda Rodriguez, with assistance from Jill Graziano Laiacona. 

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