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February 2014

OCCC's "Flipside: The Patti Page Story"

OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater
March 12

Audience members from across Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas won’t want to miss the debut of the new, Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Flipside: The Patti Page Story is set to be the first performance open to the public in the state-of-the-art theater.

About Flipside: The Patti Page Story
Soft-spoken Oklahoma native Patti Page wound up making a big noise in the entertainment industry when she became one of the highest selling female recording artists in history, selling over 100 million records. Flipside: The Patti Page Story is written from interviews with Patti Page and surveys her life and career, including those chart hits spanning from 1948 through 1982.

Patti’s silky-smooth voice engulfed the airwaves during the ‘50s and ‘60s, providing her with a staggering 111 hits, 15 gold records and four gold albums.

Patti became the first crossover artist to take country music out of the country and onto the pop charts with such million record sellers as “Mockin’ Bird Hill,” “I Went To Your Wedding,” “Mister & Mississippi,” and, of course, the legendary “Tennessee Waltz,” which hit #1 concurrently on all three charts (Pop, Country, and R&B) and sold more than 20 million copies. She was also the first artist to use multiple voice techniques on records and the only singer — male or female — to have had shows bearing her name on all three major television networks.

Today Patti continues to use her sweet, tranquil voice to touch the hearts of many generations and has recorded four new albums in the past six years, one of which received a Grammy.

Patti still enjoys performing 50 select concerts throughout the year, sharing her incredible list of chart-topping classics with her fans.

This Off-Broadway musical about “The Singing Rage,” Miss Patti Page, features 23 of her chart-topping hits including “Tennessee Waltz,” “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?,” “Old Cape Cod,” “Mockin’ Bird Hill” and “Allegheny Moon.”

Tickets for Flipside: The Patti Page Story are now on sale. To purchase your individual or group tickets, please choose from the following options:

• Purchase tickets online at www.occc.edu/cas/tickets.html
• Charge your tickets by calling the Cultural Programs department at (405) 682-7579.
• Stop by the Cultural Programs office (room 161 in the Visual and Performing Arts Center) on the OCCC campus to purchase your tickets.

For more information about this year’s lineup, please visit www.occc.edu/cas or call (405) 682-7579.


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