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Musical acts precede boxing event

Jan. 18, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The "Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now" pay-per-view scheduled Saturday night at The Greenbrier Resort will start with music and conclude with boxing.

"Redemption" will feature a mix of world class boxing and entertainment; showcasing a production that includes high-energy music presented by Broadway performers, along with dancers and aerial artists.

On the boxing side, the main event will be a 12-round World Boxing Federation heavyweight title fight between champion Evander Holyfield and challenger Sherman "The Tank" Williams in the resort's Colonial Hall.

The show will open with a performance of Ray Charles' "America" by Tony award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays the lead in the Broadway play, "Unchain My Heart," chronicling the life of Ray Charles.

Clarence Clemons, world-renowned saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, will perform.

In addition to the Holyfield-Williams fight, there will be six other bouts as well as meet-and-greet opportunities and open public workouts with all fighters.

The show will be distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer's Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The first bout will be at 7 and the first PPV fight will be at 9.

Packages, including event tickets and accommodations, can be purchased beginning at $589 at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1-800-453-4858. Deadline to book reservations is Jan. 21. Packages include tickets to the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic in July and tickets to two concerts starring Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.