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South Pacific is among the highlights of the 2011-12 Lied Center season.

Lied Center announces 2011-12 season

Herbie Hancock, David Sedaris, Chinese acrobats among highlights

The Lied Center of Kansas has announced its 2011-12 season. Highlights include contemporary dance company Jin Xing Dance Theatre from Shanghai, China; American jazz and modern music icon Herbie Hancock; and author and humorist David Sedaris. This year, the Lied Center is offering special faculty and staff prices. For a list of prices, visit http://www.lied.ku.edu/documents/Liedcenter_orderform.pdf.

Tickets go on sale May 16. The Lied Center ticket office can be reached at 864-2787 or 864-2777/TDD. To kick off the new season, families are invited to the Lied Center open house and community arts celebration Aug. 27 to commemorate the opening of the new Lied Center pavilion with performances and an expanded community arts festival.

Open house

Time to be determined Aug. 27, free and open to the public

Compañia Flamenca José Porcel

7:30 p.m. Sept. 30

La Catrina Quartet

2 p.m. Oct. 16

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

7:30 p.m. Oct. 21

The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China

The Intergalactic Nemesis

7:30 p.m. Oct. 29

The Intergalactic Nemesis

Herbie Hancock

7:30 p.m. Oct. 30

AnDa Union

7:30 p.m. Nov. 5

An Evening with David Sedaris

7:30 p.m. Nov. 9

Suzanne Farrell Ballet

7:30 p.m. Nov. 12

Ethel

String quartet

7:30 p.m. Nov. 19

The Celtic Tenors

7:30 p.m. Dec. 10

South Pacific

7:30 p.m. Jan. 18

Chiara String Quartet

2 p.m. Jan. 29

Elvis Lives

7:30 p.m. Feb. 2

Chamber Ensemble of the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Feb. 13

Matt Haimovitz, cello, and Christopher O’Riley, piano

7:30 p.m. Feb. 18

Jin Xing Dance Theatre

7:30 p.m. Feb. 23

SFJazz Collective

7:30 p.m. March 14

Mnozil Brass

7: 30 p.m. March 31

Mnozil Brass

Farfalle (Butterflies) by Compagnia

7 p.m. April 10

5 and 7 p.m. April 11

4, 6 and 8 p.m. April 13

11 a.m. and 5 and 7 p.m. April 14

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