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Remembrance Day concert at ACT

Dal Richards plays the ACT for the seventh year in a row on Friday, Nov. 11. - contributed
Dal Richards plays the ACT for the seventh year in a row on Friday, Nov. 11.
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“The King of Swing” and his incomparable orchestra will perform their seventh annual Remembrance Day Concert at The Arts Centre and Theatre in Maple Ridge on Friday.

This special concert is a tribute to Canadians who served during the Second World War.

Following the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Memorial Peace Park there will be a pre-show tea reception at 1 p.m.  The concert begins at 2 p.m.

A Vancouver legend, Richards continues to swing as he is one of the busiest musicians in Vancouver – leading his orchestra of talented musicians in a blend of unique sounds that capture the best of the big band era, along with jazz, rock and pop standards from the 1930s to today.

Approaching his 80th year in the music business, Richards is not one to sit back and bask in the memory of magical days gone by.  With oldies that take you back to the days of the First World War, Richards and his orchestra entertain for all ages.

In addition to his performances, Richards also has a popular radio show ‘Dal’s Place’, a staple on the air-waves in Vancouver for more than 25 years. It airs on AM650 on Sunday nights from 9 to 10 p.m.

Richards played for the 2010 Paralympic Opening Ceremonies, the 2010 Olympics and the province’s 150th and Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

If you ask Richards what’s next, he says  “I’m still having fun leading the band and entertaining British Columbians.”

Win tickets

The first person to email newsroom@mapleridgenews.com will win a pair of tickets to see Dal Richards at the ACT on Friday, Nov. 11.

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