Larry Gatlin to headline cystic fibrosis benefit at Cain's
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Thursday, December 20, 2012
12/20/12 at 5:15 AM
Country music icon Larry Gatlin isn't afraid of the end of the world. In fact, he's coming to Tulsa to celebrate with an "End of the World Party."
Gatlin headlines the Friday shindig at Cain's Ballroom, benefitting the Sooner Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the University of Tulsa School of Music. It'll also celebrate the "end of the world," according to the Mayan Calendar.
Both solo and with his brothers, Gatlin has had 33 Top 40 singles. Gatlin Brothers hits include "She Used to Be Somebody's Baby," "All the Gold in California," "Broken Lady," "Love Of A Lifetime," "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)" and "Talkin' to the Moon."
Gatlin will play a selection of hits at this show.
"I don't believe concerts are the right place to introduce new music," he said during a recent telephone interview. I "can put two to three new tunes in a set, but it's never more than that."
Also performing will be Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, Tulsa Camerata and TU music school students.
The show is for all ages. Sponsorship tickets are $75 to $25,000 and are available at the box office, Reasor's, Starship, Ida Red, Buy For Less in the Oklahoma City area, at 866-977-6849 or by visiting protix.com. Tickets also available at the door.
Doors at Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St., open at 6:30 p.m. Gatlin will perform 9-10 p.m., and activities will include dinner, drinks, dancing, music, karaoke and silent and live auctions. Dress is festive.
More information is available at tulsaworld.com/cains
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Larry Gatlin (center) of the Gatlin Brothers will be at Cain's for the "End of the World Party" on Friday. Courtesy