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Saturday Craig Concert show to feature ventriloquist Todd Oliver

Ventriloquist Todd Oliver, pictured with talking dog Irving, will perform Saturday as part of the Craig Concert Association series at Moffat County High School auditorium. Oliver's act has been seen on multiple talk shows, in Branson, Missouri, and he was a finalist on "America's Got Talent."

The upcoming entry in the Craig Concert Association's season promises a doggone good time.

Todd Oliver & Friends will perform Saturday evening in the Moffat County High School auditorium, offering a night of enjoyment for the entire family.

If you go

Craig Concert Association: Todd Oliver & Friends

7 p.m. Saturday

Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane

— Oliver's act includes ventriloquism with a dog and puppets, as well as music from The Smiling Eyes. Membership in Craig Concert Association is $40 for a single adult, $90 for a family, $35 for seniors and $10 for students. Ticket prices for non-members are $20 for adults, $10 for students. For more information, call 970-824-1985.

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Oliver's act features talking dog Irving, whose wacky canine thoughts are brought out by his owner, a ventriloquist who has been on multiple talk shows and was a finalist on "America's Got Talent."

Oliver spoke to the Daily Press Tuesday about the art of throwing one's voice.

"Ventriloquism has never been overdone, it's never been burnt out," he said, noting that it's an ability that allows for all different styles, such as contemporaries Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator.

Oliver's act — a favorite in Branson, Missouri — features more than just a man and his furry companion, though. Besides a cast of what he affectionately calls "wooden knuckleheads," his musical group, The Smiling Eyes, also plays a considerable part in the show.

"There's a lot of audience participation, very family-friendly, and it's just a rocking good time," Oliver said.

In the middle of a 71-city tour, Oliver said he enjoys appearing in smaller towns and playing to a crowd that features people of every age.

"My favorite sound in the world is kids and their parents laughing at the same time," he said.

If you go

Craig Concert Association: Todd Oliver & Friends

7 p.m. Saturday

Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane

— Oliver’s act includes ventriloquism with a dog and puppets, as well as music from The Smiling Eyes. Membership in Craig Concert Association is $40 for a single adult, $90 for a family, $35 for seniors and $10 for students. Ticket prices for non-members are $20 for adults, $10 for students. For more information, call 970-824-1985.

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