Arts & Culture

Poppe returning for benefit concert at UNI

Maddie Poppe of Clarksville reacts after host Ryan Seacrest names her the winner of ABC-TV’s “American Idol” in May. Poppe is returning to Eastern Iowa to perform Dec. 6 at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. The concert is a benefit for the UNI Dance Marathon, and proceeds will go to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
Maddie Poppe of Clarksville reacts after host Ryan Seacrest names her the winner of ABC-TV’s “American Idol” in May. Poppe is returning to Eastern Iowa to perform Dec. 6 at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls. The concert is a benefit for the UNI Dance Marathon, and proceeds will go to the Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

CEDAR FALLS — “American Idol” winner Maddie Poppe is coming back to give back to her home state.

The 20-year-old from Clarksville who swept ABC’s singing competition voters off their feet last spring will perform a benefit concert for the UNI Dance Marathon on Dec. 6. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 8392 University Ave., Cedar Falls.

Tickets range from $20 to $50, on sale at 10 a.m. Monday (11/19) only at Unitix.uni.edu Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 26, tickets can be purchased at the Gallagher Bluedorn box office, (319) 273-7496, Maucker Union and the McLeod Center on the UNI campus.

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

“I’m so excited to be teaming up with the UNI Dance Marathon team,” Poppe said in a Facebook video announcement. “I’m so excited to see you all and help out for this great event.”

For more information, and to see her video concert announcement, go to Facebook.com/UNIDanceMarathon/

Poppe also has two new singles out: “Keep on Movin’ On” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas tree.” For links to hear both songs, go to Facebook.com/maddiepoppemusic/

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