Comedian Jay Leno to grace stage at Cowan Performing Arts Series

In the past, the Phyllis & Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series brought MC famous performances such as The Texas Jamm Band, Ten Tenors, Gladys Knight and the Dance Theater of Harlem.
Now, the MC community will get to listen to Jay Leno for free.
“You will need a ticket to get in, but tickets are free from brownpapertickets.com,” said Rebecca Bell, Dean of community relations and special events. “Tickets are available on April 7. He will be performing in the Chaparral Center on April 17 at 8 p.m.”
“The Phyllis and Bob Cowan Performing Arts Series has two performers every year,” Bell said. “Most of these have been musical performances. The committee came up with some names for future performances, one of which was Jay Leno.”
After a planning committee decided to attempt to get Leno to come to MC, Bell contacted an agent in New York who arranged events.
With award-winning shows such as The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, and Jay Leno’s Garage, Leno possesses worldwide fame.
He has written children’s books as well. If Roast Beef Could Fly hit bookstores in April 2004 and became a New York Times Bestseller.
His follow-up children’s book How to be the Funniest Kid in Your Class was similarly successful. His previous book, Leading with My Chin, hit the bookstores in 1998.
He also has published four versions of Headlines, the compilation of books and desk calendars featuring his favorite funny newspaper headlines and Police Blotter, a book with more humorous newspaper clips involving police stories.
Leno conducts charity events, participates in movements to stop oppression of minorities in other countries, tours the world to do events, has set land-speed records and provides voice acting for popular animated films like Pixar’s Cars, Igor and his chin inspired Nickelodeon’s The Fairly Oddparents Crimson Chin. He also writes a column in Popular Mechanics and works on his car collection when he has free time.
For more information go to http://www.midland.edu/about_mc/events/cpas_leno.php.

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