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Famed British Pianist To Give Encore Concert


Jack Gibbions

One couple is driving six hours from Raleigh to come. A local woman says she's coming "and I'm bringing friends!" Another music lover, from Sherwood Forest, got her tickets a month ago.

What's the attraction?

It's an encore performance next week by perhaps the most popular musician to play the Brevard scene last year, famed British performer Jack Gibbons. Fans call him a concert pianist plus, likening him to Danish pianist Victor Borge without the kidding, Liberace without the costumes and singing.

He appeared at the Porter Center last November and the crowd insisted on two encores, giving...

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