CHARLESTON — The Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University will kick off its 2013-14 season with a Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based band performs what some people call retro-soul or dynamic rhythm and blues; the roots of the music are found in the sound and history of Georgia soul.
Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens age 62 and older, and $7 for students. They may be purchased at http://www.eiu.edu/doudna  or at the Doudna box office, which is open 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance.
For Doudna reservations and information, or to arrange accommodations for those needing special assistance, contact patron services at 581-3110 or firstname.lastname@example.org .