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World-Renowned Shanghai Acrobats Perform at Clemens Fine Arts Center October 13

Paducah, KY (September 28, 2016) The award-winning Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China, lauded as one of the leading acrobatic companies in the world, will perform on West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges Clemens Fine Arts Center stage Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China has entertained generations of audiences for five decades, both at home and abroad. Founded in 1959, and one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China and across the world, the troupe has been invited and successively performed in more than thirty countries throughout the 1980s.

The Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China 2016 company will perform its new production of Shanghai Nights, which tells the story of a dreaming boy who enters a world of fantasy where he finds a beautiful fairy phoenix and follows the mesmerizing and graceful creature on an adventure.

These incredible aerial acrobats, trampoline artists, jugglers and contortionists will amaze the whole family, said Brian Heller, Clemens Fine Arts Center director. The audience will experience a thrilling show that beautifully blends high-flying adventure and China's rich cultural heritage - including dazzling costumes and stirring music.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for student and children. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Clemens Center box office at (270) 534-3212.