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Mornings unPHILtered - 'Golden Dragons' coming to the PAC
Center director talks up troupe from China; show is tonight at 7:30
Golden dragon acrobats WEB
The Golden Dragons perform in this undated photo. The troupe will be performing at 7:30 tonight at the PAC. - photo by Special

    Thursday's guest on the “Morning unPHILtered” show was Albert Pertalion, the director of the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern.
    Pertalion first talked about tonight's show — “The Golden Dragon Acrobats.” Pertalion said he booked the Golden Dragons troupe out of China once before in his career, when he was in Memphis, Tenn.
    Pertalion told host Phil Boyum the Golden Dragons have traveled to every state in America and some 65 countries. They have earned several major college entertainment awards, including the National Association of Campus Activities “Entertainer of the Year” and the Campus Activities Today's “Performer of the Year.”
    Pertalion talked about the part of the show in Memphis in which one acrobat had stacked 19 chairs on top of each other. Pertalion asked the acrobat after the show why not stop at the 13th chair considering at this point he had disappeared from the audiences view. The Chinese gymnast responded that anyone could have stacked just 13 chairs.
    Pertalion said it is truly a family show and also would be a perfect opportunity to go out on the town with a date, or possibly an evening for company employees.
    Tonight's show starts at 7:30, with an intermission. Pertalion said while there is no concession stand at the PAC, the Georgia Southern food service would be serving drinks and snacks in the lobby.
    Pertalion also talked about a concert by the United States Air Force Band on Jan. 28 at 7:30. It is free on a first come, first served basis. The band consists of 45 full time professional servicemen and women.
     All Air Force Band members are assigned to perform in both the Ceremonial and Marching Bands, as well as one of the administrative support departments within the band.
    For more information, call 478-7999 or go online at
    “Mornings unPHILtered” airs live Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on and also simulcast on WWNS-AM 1240 on the radio. You also can listen anytime at on


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