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Strand-Capitol announces 2016-17 acts

David Weissman
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A Grammy Award-winning singer, a Hawaiian ukulele YouTube sensation and the author of a book titled "Naked" are among the first seven performers announced for The Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season.

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center on Aug. 1.

Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan will be the first of the group to perform, as the theater will host "An Intimate Performance by Sarah McLachlan" on Aug. 1. The three-time Grammy Award winner has produced hits including "Last Dance" and "Angel," which is featured in an advertisement for the ASPCA, an animal welfare organization.Ticket prices range from $58-98.

Chris Botti, a Grammy-winning trumpeter, is slated to perform at the Strand-Capitol on Sept. 30. Botti has recorded and performed with artists including Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga and Frank Sinatra. Ticket prices range from $50-65.

Comedian and author David Sedaris will be on the downtown York stage on Oct. 17. Sedaris is "a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today," according his website. Ticket prices range from $40-50.

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, a jazz band consisting of seven brothers, will perform on Oct. 20. The brothers were trained from an early age by their father, Kelan Phil Cochran, a jazz trumpeter for Earth, Wind and Fire. Ticket prices range from $17-38.

On Nov. 12, the Big Head Blues Club will present "The Songs of Willie Dixon" featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Mud Morganfield and Billy Branch. Dixon's songs include "You Shook Me," "Hoochie Coochie Man," and "Wang Dang Doodle." Ticket prices range from $35-55.

The Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China will perform in The Strand Theatre on Nov. 13. The group of acrobats was founded in 1959 and has won numerous acrobatic and circus competitions. Ticket prices range from $20-40.

Finally, ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro will perform at the theater on Nov. 19. Shimabukuro, of Hawaii, first broke onto the national scene in 2002 when his cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” reached 13 million views on YouTube. Ticket prices range from $35-45.

Tickets for the shows will be on sale to Strand-Capitol members beginning Monday and the general public on Monday, May 2.