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Appleton Presents 'Southern Express' at April 3 After Hours

March 4, 2014

The big band Southern Express will perform during the Rhythm & Art After Hours event at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m.

Southern Express has been performing in Central Florida for more than 15 years. Many of the band’s seasoned members have musical backgrounds rooted in military service, with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were or are active music educators.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for complimentary samplings from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and cash bar. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

In addition to the After Hours musical program, visitors can also enjoy the Appleton’s current exhibitions, “A Celebration of Japan,” “The Living Art of Bonsai,” “The Gathering of Legends,” “[in]justice,” “Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein,” and the museum’s extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asia, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts.

The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for college students and current or retired educators.

Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

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