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‘American Idol’ finalist Aaron Kelly helps Community Arts Center come back from pandemic

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After being shuttered for nearly nine months by COVID-19, Williamsport’s Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., is ready to again welcome audiences into its beautiful downtown venue.

CAC Executive Director Chuck Stills announces that as a special attraction, “American Idol” finalist Aaron Kelly will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 13.

After hosting the Community Theatre League’s musical “The Bridges of Madison County” on the previous March weekend, the downtown Community Arts Center welcomes the Sullivan County resident to its big stage with any applicable pandemic restrictions still in effect.

Kelly has sung professionally since the age of 9, performing at festivals and fairs, and at the tender age of 11, appeared on television’s “America’s Most talented Kids.”

Primarily a pop, gospel and country singer, he gained national fame as a 16-year-old, landing in the top five contestants on ABC’s “America Idol.”

After appearances on several talk and variety programs, Kelly was recalled by “America Idol” producers to sing “How Deep Is Your Love” during the show’s finale in May 2010.

Local baseball fans fondly remember Kelly singing the National Anthem for ABC’s coverage of the 2017 Little League World Series Championship Game.

Also an avid songwriter and frequent performer around Nashville, Kelly always credits his mother for being his biggest supporter. Because of her support, Aaron Kelly acknowledges that he “remains focused, grounded, and strives every day to … wake up doing music every day — changing lives one song at a time.”

There is an admission charge. All ticket sales are final. Tickets are available by calling 570-326-2424 or emailing boxoffice@caclive.com.

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