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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  •  ‘King of the Road’ Sept. 29

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  •  John Mueller’s Roger Miller tribute show “King of the Road” is coming to the McPherson Opera House at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Miller, who died in 1992, had a fantastic string of hits. His 11 Grammy Awards held the record as the most won by any artist until Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller. “Dang Me,” “Chug-a-Lug,” and “King of the Road” were some of the songs that propelled Miller to international prominence, and this during the Beatles’ first run-up to super stardom. Although he’s lived in California for a number of years, Mueller is a Wichita native and has brought his show “Winter Dance Party” to Kansas a number of times, most recently at the Wichita Orpheum. “Winter Dance Party” is a full-blown rock and roll review featuring the Big Bopper and Richie Valens, with Mueller playing Buddy Holly. “King of the Road,” showcasing Mueller as Roger Miller and backed by his California-based band, is a more intimate production focused solely on Miller, not only all his hits but also his humor. The show, a recent addition to Mueller’s repertoire, is a labor of love; Mueller’s heartfelt salute to one of America’s greatest singer song-writers. Tickets can be bought online at mcphersonoperahouse.org, purchased at the McPherson Opera House box office, or by calling (620) 241-1952. Prices are $32, $28, and $24, students $10. “King of the Road” is the season-opening show.

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