ST. CLOUD - An entertainment icon with over 50 years in the business will step onto the Paramount Stage this afternoon.

In the 1950s, pop star Pat Boone became a household name. He released his first single in 1954, and this kickstarted a career of 45 million albums, 38 Top 40 hits, appearances in 12 Hollywood movies and a best-selling book.

According to Billboard Music, Boone was the second-highest rated recording artist of the late 1950s, only after Elvis Presley.

Boone still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts withat least one song every week.

Now, he's wrapped all of his entertainment experience and talents together for his new tour, "An Afternoon with Pat Boone."

The program is an autobiographical one-man show, in which Boone will sing his biggest hits alonside a pianist, show video clips on a projector and narrating stories from his career.

"An Afternoon with Pat Boone" will run at the Paramount Theatre Monday and Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are still available and range in price from $25 to $34.

For information, you can call the Paramount at 259-5463.