TYLER — Individual tickets for Bill Cosby will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 28 announced Susan Thomae-Morphew, director of The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Cosby will take the stage at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the UT Tyler Cowan Center.

Due to an anticipated high demand for tickets, public individual ticket sales will be available 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office. Phone sales will begin at noon that same day, added Thomae-Morphew.

Tickets are $50, $45 and $40, and can be purchased at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office. Regular box office hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The special event is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Z. Ornelas.

Bill Cosby is one of the most influential stars in America today. Without resorting to gimmickry or lowbrow humor, Bill Cosby’s comedy has a point of reference and respect for the trappings and traditions of the great American humorists such as Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields and Groucho Marx.

“We feel very fortunate to have the legendary Bill Cosby for two performances this season,” said Susan Thomae-Morphew, director of The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center. “The anticipation has kept our phones ringing all season. The wait is over so get in line Jan. 28, and prepare for an experience of a lifetime!”

The 1984-92 run of “The Cosby Show” and his books “Fatherhood” and “Time Flies” established new benchmarks on how success is measured. His lifelong contributions to American culture were recognized with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 2002, America’s highest civilian honor.

For more information, contact the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office at 903-566-7424 or visit www.uttyler.edu/cowan.

Other Events this weekend

• The Palace Theatre, 112 West Sixth St. in Corsicana, will hold a Family Fun Night Saturday with a 7 p.m. showing of “Finding Nemo.” Child admission to Family Fun Night includes T-shirt, popcorn and a drink.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Palace at 903-874-7792 or visit the Web site at www.corsicanapalace.com.

• The East Texas Gem and Mineral Society will hold its 10th annual Gemstone and Jewelry Showcase on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tyler Rose Garden Center at 420 South Rose Park Drive, in Tyler. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

There will be free admission for all scouts in uniform. Hourly door prizes will be given away and a grand prize on Sunday. For more information, contact Don Campbell at 903-566-6061.

• Tickets are on sale now to see the “world famous” Lipizzaner Stallions horse show at the Oil Palace in Tyler. There will be two shows at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Adult tickets are $19.50; children under 12 and seniors over 60 are $17.50. Group discounts for 15 or more are available.

There are a limited number of Gold Circle Seats available at $22.50 each; no discounts apply. Tickets may be purchased at Susie’s Gift Shop in Jacksonville; the Oil Palace in Tyler; Video Zone in Longview; Lone Star Western Wear in Athens; Cavenders Boot City in Palestine; and Hickory Fare BBQ in Tyler. For more information, to charge by phone and group discounts, call 903-566-2122.

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