Oak Ridge Boys
Catch some four-part harmony when the Oak Ridge Boys visit the Tilles Center stage. This quartet of southern gentlemen has been at it for some six decades and shows no signs of slowing down. With multiple awards under their belts and multiple chart-topping singles, the “boys” haven’t missed a step. Their upbeat style always resonates as they remain a potent force in country music, sharing it all with their fans on their current Celebration tour. Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban remain a potent force with a musical prowess that encompasses many genres, including country, pop and gospel.
Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m. $68, $58, $48, $38. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Rte. 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
An Author’s Life
Mark Twain Telling Tales
Actor/interpreter David Houston looks back on Mark Twain’s life and legacy in his one-man show that celebrates the wit and wisdom of America’s beloved author. During his performance, Houston reflects on Twain’s early development as a writer, taken from the humorist’s early essays and stories, including “An Encounter With an Interviewer,” “My First Literary Venture,” “How to Tell A Story,” and “The Turning Point of My Life.” Houston also performs dramatized readings of the short stories “The Golden Arm” and “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” along with an excerpt from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m. $5. Coe Hall, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay. (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.