UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Ruben Studdard performs during the 21st Annual Movieguide Awards at the Universal Hilton Hotel on February 15, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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JUST IN: American Idol champ Ruben Studdard is coming to Dayton, and he’s paying tribute to Luther

Season two American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, is bringing his big and powerful voice to Dayton. 

Victoria Theatre Association will present “Ruben Sings Luther” on April 4 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at Ticket Center Stage, by phone at 937-228-3630, (toll-free) 888-228-3630 or online at ticketcenterstage.com.

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The evening is set to be a tribute to Grammy Award- winning, R&B singer and songwriter, Luther Vandross.

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"My goal was to not only to pay tribute to Luther, but to add my own passion on top of Luther’s brilliant songs," said Studdard on his website RubenStuddard.com. “As for the tour, we are not only recreating some of the production elements, musicians, background singers, wardrobe and lighting that were ever present when Luther took the stage, but my heart and soul will be in every note I sing as I honor one of the greatest vocalists we’ve ever had.”

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Tickets start at $42.50.


WHAT: Ruben Sings Luther at Victoria Theatre

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 138 N Main St., Dayton

INFO: ticketcenterstage.com