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Stiefel Theatre announces rest of 2013 concert lineup

Salina’s historic Stiefel Theatre announced the rest of its 2013 season Thursday morning.

Performers range from Grammy Award-winning musicians to comedians.

Tickets for these new shows, which run through December, go on sale at 9 a.m. May 31 at, or by calling 785-827-1998.

The shows are:

• Mark Selby and Tia Sillers, 8 p.m. Aug. 2; tickets $25 – This married duo has written songs for chart-topping musicians such as the Dixie Chicks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Alan Jackson. She is perhaps best known as the writer of Lee Ann Womack’s 2000 hit “I Hope You Dance.”

• Melissa Etheridge, 8 p.m. Sept. 4; tickets $59, $69, $85 – Rising to fame with her hit “Bring Me Some Water” 25 years ago, Etheridge has been penning socially conscious songs, winning an Academy Award for her song in “An Inconvenient Truth.” She has also won two Grammys.

• Jim Breuer, 8 p.m. Sept. 12; tickets $25, $32 – Host of the weekly Sirius/XM Radio show “Fridays With Breuer,” Jim Breuer was recently named one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. His family-friendly stand-up is known for Breuer’s impressions and on-stage antics.

• Tommy Emmanuel, 8 p.m. Sept. 26; tickets $30 – Emmanuel is an Australian acoustic guitarist best known for his complex style of playing, called fingerstyle. This style involves not only playing the guitar but using it for percussive effects.

• Chris Botti, 8 p.m. Sept. 28; tickets $51, $67, $77 – The artist behind four No. 1 jazz albums, Botti is a top-selling American jazz trumpeter. His performance at Boston’s Symphony Hall in 2008 has become a PBS special and is also sold as a CD and a DVD.

• Jamey Johnson, 8 p.m. Oct. 3; tickets $49 – Johnson is a nine-time Grammy-nominated country music singer, best known for his song “In Color,” from his 2008 album, “That Lonesome Song.” He was one of a few country artists who played the Bonnaroo music festival in 2010.

• Fab Four, 8 p.m. Oct. 4; tickets $39, $49 – This California-based Beatles tribute band is known for its period-accurate costumes and accurate renditions of Beatles classics.

• ZZ Top, 8 p.m. Oct. 20; tickets $89.50, $99.50 – ZZ Top, originally formed in 1970, continues to produce distinctively American blues rock songs. The band has played at Century II and Intrust Bank Arena in the past five years.

• Gabriel Iglesias, 8 p.m. Oct. 24; tickets $55, $65 – This comedian, who calls himself “fluffy,” not fat, is a widely touring stand-up who has been called “witty, electrifying and talented.” He has been featured on Comedy Central many times in recent years.

• Bruce Hornsby and Ricky Skaggs, 8 p.m., Oct. 26; tickets $45, $55, $65 – Hornsby, noted piano, accordion and dulcimer player, has made music of all styles, from bluegrass to his two years with The Grateful Dead. Together with Skaggs, a 14-time Grammy winner, the two present a soulful live performance.

• Rickie Lee Jones, 8 p.m. Nov. 9; tickets $38 – An artist of styles as various as rock, jazz, R&B and pop, Jones went platinum with her self-titled album. In 1999, she was No. 30 on MTV’s “Greatest Women of Rock” list.

• Michael W. Smith, time and date in December to be announced; tickets $45, $55, $62. A contemporary Christian artist, Smith has sold more than 13 million albums in his career. His 1991 hit, “Place in the World,” reached No. 6 on the Billboard Top 100. In 1992, he was listed as one of People Magazine’s Most Beautiful People.