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Jake Penrod in "Hank Williams Remembered." (Courtesy Photo)

Jake Penrod in “Hank Williams Remembered.” (Courtesy Photo)

A new season of entertainment will begin next week at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center with a tribute to country legend Hank Williams.

Jake Penrod will take the audience back to the Golden Age of Country with his uncanny resemblance to both Williams’ appearance and vocals.

After performing during memorial activities at the Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Ala., Penrod began to garner recognition beyond his East Texas hometown of Brownsboro. He was cast as Williams in a Buffalo, N.Y., theatre production of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” and has since performed as Williams at numerous tribute shows.

Following extensive research, Penrod wrote “Hank Williams Remembered,” through which he narrates and sings 22 classic Williams songs.

Penrod will perform the show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the OPAC. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased online at www.artesiaartscouncil.com or at the OPAC box office.

In addition to the opening show, fine arts displays have returned to the OPAC’s lobby gallery, and artist Mike Lanfor of Roswell will be on hand at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 for an opening reception of his work.

Lanfor is a talented artist who uses motion-controlled time lapse, videography, and aerial/ground photography to create fantastic pieces.

“The Artesia Arts Council is elated to have Mike as a member, an exhibitor, and most of all, as part of our new season and family!” said Laurie Schotz, AAC executive director. “His work will be up Sept. 6 through the end of the month. Do not miss this show!”