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Isaak hits airport circuit

Monday, December 5, 2011 – Chris Isaak soon will be hitting the airport circuit - for one show anyway. The singer will perform on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the latest Live from T5 installment at Terminal 5 (T5) at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and will be available to ticketed customers as part of the airline's entertainment-happy customer experience.

Isaak will perform songs from his new album, "Beyond the Sun," a tribute to the influential sound of Sun Records and the artists who helped shape Rock n' Roll.

"Chris Isaak's music epitomizes American culture and providing a platform for the iconic artist to perform in our terminal this season is a perfect way to channel the holiday spirit with our customers," JetBlue's Coordinator National Sponsorships Rick Pineda said. "We're pleased to introduce yet another great talent into our lineup as part of our Live from T5 Concert Series." Jet Blue has done this with such artists as Taylor Swift, Justin Townes Earle and Nicole Atkins.

The rock-loving airline is also running a local contest for 20 people and a guest to enjoy the intimate performance as well as a chance to meet Isaak.

Tour dates are:

Dec. 6 Ashland, KY - Paramount Arts Center

Dec. 8 Flint, MI - Flint Cultural Center

Dec. 9 Carmel, IN - The Palladium

Dec. 10 Skokie, IL -North Shore Performing Arts Center

Dec. 11 Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre

Dec. 14 Allentown, PA - Allentown Symphony Hall

Dec. 15 New York, NY - Jet Blue "Live From T5" @ JFK International Airport

Dec. 15 Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall

Dec. 16 Collingswood, NJ - Scottish Rite Auditorium

Dec. 19 Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere

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