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For Immediate Release

March 5, 2013

Contact: Heather Hamilton, Director of Education
Telephone: (859) 254-8492 x400
Cell Phone: (309) 230-1408


LEXINGTON, Ky., March 5 – Lexington area piano students will take the stage at Gist Piano Center’s Steinway Theatre on Friday, March 22 for the inaugural performance of “Give My Regards to Broadway.” 77 area students will perform in a series of three concerts at 4:30pm, 6pm and 7:30pm at Gist Piano Center’s Harrodsburg Rd and Man ‘O War location. Admission is FREE and the general public is invited.

Featuring musical acts from across the Blue Grass State, “Give My Regards to Broadway” will span the history of American Musical Theatre as seen through the eyes of today’s children. Each variety show-style act will include a full Broadway costume, an American show tune and a number of “tongue-in-cheek” surprises that will delight audience members of all ages.

“’Give My Regards to Broadway’ is an oddball variety show that brings to life the treasured memories of American Musical Theatre in a way that only Gist Piano Center can,” said Heather McGriff, Public Relations Manager for Gist. “We will make you laugh, cry and feel feelings in ways you didn’t even know you could!”

After the show, student performers will autograph posters for their show and each student will go home with a commemorative, signed poster. After the show, the audience will be invited to vote alongside the performers, their friends and family members for their favorite Broadway acts. The winning act will receive a fabulous GisTony Award, an engraved trophy and a $50 Gist Certificate.

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GIST PIANO CENTER began in 1971 as a small piano repair shop on Preston Highway in Louisville.  Today, Gist Piano Center is Kentucky’s only local, family-owned, full-service piano firm and the area’s only authorized Steinway & Sons representative.  A full refinishing, repair, and rebuilding service center, Gist services nearly 4000 Kentuckiana pianos per year.  Gist is also the exclusive piano service provider for such iconic organizations as the Singletary Center, the Kentucky Center for the Arts , and the Lexington Philharmonic.  Gist also provides recital facilities and a full print music department to educators across Kentucky and online at

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