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Evan Tyrone Martin performs the music of Nat King Cole Dec. 13-16 at The Straz Center.

TAMPA – “An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas” starring Evan Tyrone Martin will be presented Dec. 13-16, in Jaeb Theater at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Tickets start at $60. For performance times and tickets, call 813-229-7827 or visit strazcenter.org.

Martin – who starred in productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Side Show” and “Oklahoma” –warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole.

The production is presented by Artists Lounge Live, a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen shine in intimate and emotional evenings of story and song.

Martin intimately relates Cole’s personal journey, while presenting a festive cocktail of hits including “L-O-V-E,” “Mona Lisa,” “The Christmas Song,” and “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.”