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NSU Galaxy of Stars concludes April 13 with The Blanks (aka Ted's Band from Scrubs)

(Tahlequah, Okla.)--The musical comedy group The Blanks will bring a lively, fun-filled concert to Tahlequah.

The performance is Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the NSU Center for the Performing Arts. This will mark the close of Northeastern State University's Galaxy of Stars Series, presented by the Sequoyah Institute.

"Our 26th season has been great and provided memorable experiences for our community," said Amber Cowan, Galaxy of Stars Series director. "The Blanks are a really fun group to end the season. They're energetic, witty and family friendly."

The Blanks may be best known for their appearances as "Ted's Band" or "The Worthless Peons" over nine seasons on the TV comedy series "Scrubs." Group member Sam Lloyd played the recurring role of Ted Buckland on the show.

Based in Los Angeles, The Blanks perform and sing sketch and musical comedy. They sing versions of TV show theme songs ranging from "Charles In Charge" to "Six Million Dollar Man," and commercial jingles such as "By Mennen."

They have put words to songs without lyrics such as the "Good Old Days," the theme from The Little Rascals. The only instruments to appear are a ukulele and talking toy action figures.

"Scrubs" devotees find The Blanks' unique shows engaging, but the band's comedy styles also appeal to fans of Glee, the Marx Brothers, the Three Stooges and Monty Python.

Members are Lloyd, Philip McNiven, George Miserlis and Paul F. Perry. The band released its debut CD "Riding the Wave" in 2004.

The Galaxy of Stars Series hosts a Beyond the Stage "Learning LIVE" matinee performance by The Blanks for area schools. The concert and Q&A is at 1 p.m. in the NSU PAC.

Individual ticket prices for the concert are $20 for adults, $18 for NSU alumni, $16 for NSU employees and seniors 60 and over, $10 for students and $6 for NSU students. To reserve tickets call 918-458-2075. For more information visit the Sequoyah Institute.

For further information about The Blanks visit The Blanks webiste.

The Galaxy of Stars Series is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council. 

Published: 4/2/2012 10:33:41 AM

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