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Song of the Day: The Piano Guys' 'Paradise (Peponi)' with Alex Boyé (the latter will perform this coming weekend)

Published October 22, 2012 12:22 pm

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Alex Boyé feat. USU Chamber Singers will perform this weekend.Spotlight show • It's been a year to remember for the former boy-band singer who is now an exuberant solo artist as well as member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He released an EP of patriotic songs titled "Calling America," emceed the Stadium of Fire, recorded a cover of Coldplay's song "Paradise" with the Piano Guys (that received more than 10 million views, viewable at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgovv8jWETM), and, not least, became a naturalized U.S. citizen. This weekend, Boyé will reunite with the former conductor of the Choir who hired him, Craig Jessop, now Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. In a Tribune interview, Boyé said singing with the university's chamber singers will be a fun attempt to "find ways with choir music to make it entertaining with young people."

When • Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.Where • Kent Concert Hall, Utah State University, 600 N. 1150 East, LoganTickets • $12 to $30 at alexboyeinlogan.com