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Merle Haggard to play Fort Lauderdale

Merle Haggard to play Fort Lauderdale

Sure, he's an Okie from Muskogee, but Merle Haggard's cred runs deeper than that. Witness December 2010, when he sat in an opera box next to fellow Kennedy Center honorees Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. That's what one of the strongest voices from country music's black-hat era, now 77, has earned. Haggard classics include "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink," "That's the Way Love Goes," "Mama Tried" and "Workin' Man Blues." The titles alone live up to his nickname: the Poet of the Common Man. When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26 Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale Cost: $61.36-$84.96 ...

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