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    Artist brings Sinatra sounds to Theatre
By Samantha Arcieri
Move over, Frank Sinatra — Nick Hilscher
is coming to town.
The State Theatre will present “A Swingin’
Holiday” featuring Nick Hilscher at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at
the State Theatre box office, 130 W College
Hilscher’s show will primarily be a tribute
to Frank Sinatra. He said the show is a devi
ation from his regular performances
because he will also feature holiday songs
Sinatra recorded, as well as songs from
Hilscher’s new album “Young and Fbolish.”
Hilscher said he will perform with a foil
“It’s always nice to have a band on stage
with you,” Hilscher said. “It brings a new ele
ment to the performance.”
Kristy Cyone, State Theatre sales and
marketing manager, said Hilscher’s Sinatra
tribute wiU make for an entertaining holiday
show. She said a wide variety of people will
enjoy his sound.
Conveniently located on the University Park campus of Penn State
“Jazz spans across many generations,”
Cyone said.
“Every demographic enjoys hearing Frank
Sinatra. It’s going to be a light-hearted, fon
Hilscher said classic artists like Elvis
Presley and Buddy Holly serve as the inspi
ration for his music, especially for his new
“I grew up with Elvis Presley and Buddy
Holly. My dad was a big fan. Elvis had a swing
feel to his music,” Hilscher said.
“There is something about swing music
that I love. For some reason, it just does it for
Hilscher said he enjoyed performing with
the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in the State
College area last year.
“It’s always good to be back,” Hilscher
“My dad was a big fan of Joe Patemo so I
grew up liking Penn State.”
Hilscher hopes fans leave his show with an
appreciation for live music and an urge to
“hear more of it” He said he is lucky to be a
performer and make a living doing some
thing he loves.
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If you go
What Nick Hilscher Holiday Sinatra
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14
Where: The State Theatre, 130 W. College
Details: Tickets $25
Hilscher said his favorite show is always
the one he is doing at that moment.
“If the crowd is in to it, it doesn’t matter
what the venue is,” Hilscher said.
“I would love to see the State Theatre full
on Dec. 14.”
Alex Heppelmann, president of the Jazz
Educators Organization, said a wide variety
of Penn State students interested in music
will enjoy Hilscher’s performance for him,
artists who perform with a band present a
different experience.
“It’s a different style that makes an overall
different sound,” Heppelmann (senior
music) said.
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