Music by Prince, Big Band Luise from Germany Performs at Carthage’s Legacy Theater – Muddy River News

Marshall Charlotte and the Purple Xperience will perform at the Legacy Theater in Carthage on Saturday. | Photo provided by Legacy Theatre

CARTHAGE – The Legacy Theater in Carthage has two shows scheduled for June.

The 1980s sounds of Prince come to life in the Theater on Saturday, June 25 at 7pm with Marshall Charloff and The Purple Xperience. Hailing from Prince’s birthplace, Minneapolis, this five-piece creates the sound and look of Prince.

Charloff, the lead singer, not only has the sound and looks of Prince’s performances, but also his talent on guitar and piano. The band has hosted world-class symphonies in most major cities in the United States and Canada with the sounds of the late 1970’s and 1980’s.

The Purple Xperience has been touring the country since its inception in 2011, sharing the bill with The Time, Cameo and Cheap Trick.

This show is sponsored by Memorial Hospital and Quincy Medical Group.

Big Band Luise makes its third visit to The Legacy Theater in Carthage with a free performance on Wednesday June 29th at 7pm.

The band began in 2009 when high school students interested in big band music and jazz began playing under the direction of Regina Coupette. The band grew in sound and size and became part of Germany’s Mülheim jazz scene. In the summer of 2015 the band had their first international tour to the United States through the Blue Lake International Exchange Program and is now sponsored by the Goethe-Institut.

Students will be in the area from June 28th to July 1st, staying with host families, visiting local attractions and seeing daily life of Carthage and Hancock County.

Tickets for upcoming shows are available from The Legacy Theater box office Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm. Call the office at 217-357-9479 or order online at

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