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The Great American Songbook featuring Debby Boone
- December 29-30, 2013 7:00 PM
- where: Palmer Events Center directions
- conductor: John Oddo, guest conductor
Come enjoy an evening of music featuring Debby Boone’s Reflections of Rosemary and Swing This tribute show. This performance is an intimate, deeply heartfelt tribute to her late mother-in-law, legendary singer Rosemary Clooney. The cabaret style seating will enhance the show—a touching musical portrait filled with a collection of standards chosen for their significance in Debby Boone’s life with the legendary Clooney. “I wanted to select songs that would give an insight into Rosemary from a family perspective, and from the more than thirty years that I spent with her,” says Boone. Come hear timeless classics such as, “Sway,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” Blues Skies,” “Mood Indigo” and many more!
Bring your favorite food dish and enjoy our cabaret style seating. Bring your family, friends, clients, and neighbors to this last Pops performance of 2013!
Debby Boone earned instant fame when her first single, “You Light Up My Life”, was an overnight hit. The tune claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for 10 straight weeks and sold in excess of four million copies. “You Light Up My Life” ranks # 7 in Billboard Magazine’s The Hot 100’s All-Time Top-Charting Songs of the last five decades. Debby received the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist of the Year, and has since won two additional GRAMMY Awards, and seven GRAMMY nominations.
Debby Boone’s current Concord Records release, Reflections of Rosemary, is an intimate musical portrait of her late mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney, for whom Debby had great love and respect. The CD is a collection of 14 standards chosen for their significance in Boone’s life with Clooney, and is led by Clooney’s longtime Musical Director, John Oddo. Debby continues to tour Reflections of Rosemary along with John Oddo at Performing Arts Centers and Symphony Halls throughout the USA.
Debby’s new EP Album and show titled “Swing This” was inspired by her childhood years immersed in the Las Vegas “Swing” culture of the ‘60’s while traveling with her father, Pat Boone. “Swing This” is a reflection of the music, glamour, and pure exhilaration that led Debby to become a performer in the first place. In Debby’s own words, “Swing This” is “the party I’ve been waiting to throw my whole life,” and you’re invited to join us for this new show premiering Fall 2011.
Her appearance with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts was a real highlight for Debby and her audience. Robert Kaufman, Principal Pops Conductor of Pacific Symphony confirms, “Debby was a shining light on our Pops season, in the tradition of great singers who bring a song to life just the way the Composer intended. Her voice is superb and her stage presence endearing.”
In addition to her recording career, Debby’s starring roles on Broadway include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the role of Maria in Lincoln Center’s 30th Anniversary production of The Sound of Music, and as Rizzo of Grease. Debby toured nationally in Meet Me In St. Louis, and performed the role of Anna in the 50th Anniversary staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, The King and I at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center in California.
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