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Fermilab Arts Series releases 2011-2012 season schedule

Fermilab’s Arts Series recently announced its 2011-2012 schedule.

The Fermilab Arts Series, which seeks to enrich life in the western suburbs with live performing arts and lectures, has announced the lineup for its 2011-2012 season. Highlights include:

– 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011; Tickets are $18, $16 for ages 18 and under.

Traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels and ancient airs combine with some of Ireland’s best contemporary songs for a musical experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people. Learn more

Inca Son – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011; Tickets are $25, $13 for ages 18 and under.

Inca Son means “Sound of the Incas.” This world-acclaimed band, founded 20 years ago in Boston by the multi-talented César Villalobos, plays the centuries-old music of the Andes of Peru, home of their Inca ancestors. Learn more

Shangri La Chinese Acrobats – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011: Tickets cost $28, $14 for ages 18 and under.

This group’s multifaceted and multicultural production features dazzling acrobatic displays, formidable feats of daring and balance, explosive energy, brilliant costumes, with a touch of Chinese comedy. Please note the special start time. Learn more

Paula Cole – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011: Tickets cost $27, $14 for ages 18 and under.

Fans of “Dawson’s Creek” may remember Paula Cole most for her hit single, “I Don’t Want to Wait,” featured on the show, but she has much more to offer. Learn more

View the rest of the 2011-2012 schedule

Purchase tickets for three or four performances and receive a 10 percent discount; five or more performances and receive a 20 percent discount. Learn more