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LINCOLN, NE – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents JuggleMania with Shoehorn Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Tickets for the event include a fun-filled pre-show FamFest starting at 5:30 PM. Liberty First Credit Union is supporting this family event. Children’s activities will be setup around the Lied lobbies and food will be provided by sponsors Runza, Pepsi and the Cookie Company. Tickets are $8 for children and $16 for adults and may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office located at 12th and Q Streets in downtown Lincoln, by phone at 402.472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org.

Jugglemania with Shoehorn combines the antic talents of two professionals who make hilarious physical and musical comedy look easy. Rhys Thomas juggles anything he can, referring to his skills as “dancing with stuff.” Entertaining the world with dexterity and hilarity since 1987, Thomas actually grew from teaching himself to juggle to being Artist in Residence at the Smithsonian Institution. Joining this “tour de farce” is Shoehorn, aka Michael Conley, a multi-talented musician who taps dances while simultaneously playing saxophone, clarinet, percussion or keyboards. Shoehorn’s music reflects his personal investigations and interpretations of cultures he has immersed himself in, including Latin American, Asian and European flavors and the variety of his native USA.

Pre-show activities will include plate spinning, scarf juggling, tap dancing, face painting and entertainment by the Lincoln Juggling Club. The Lincoln TeamMates program is partnering with the Lied Center that same evening to showcase the talent of the winners of the 2011 Talent for TeamMates Competition the group “On Approach,” a three piece ensemble featuring Jim Rhian, Ory Wickizer and Sam Costello.

The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a state-of-the-art performing arts facility which opened in 1990, as Nebraska’s “Home for the Arts.” Major regional, national and international events attract, entertain and inspire audiences. The Lied Center's 23rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, which has been established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org