You say you haven’t heard the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic rock since Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour joined them three years ago? Well, Johnson Distinguished Guest Artist and piano man Tony DeSare honors ultimate pop mainstays such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Prince, the Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen and others in the 2017-18 season-opening concert Sept. 16 at Judson Erne Auditorium, 1400 25th St. in Columbus. Information and tickets: 812-376-2638 or

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.