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SOPAC Presents Dana Fuchs

originally published: 10/09/2019

SOPAC Presents Dana Fuchs

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Soulful singer and songwriter Dana Fuchs performs at SOPAC in the sophisticated, urban-style setting of The Loft on Thursday, November 7 at 7:30pm in support of her critically acclaimed album, Love Lives OnKnown for her burnt-honey vocals and bruisingly honest musical mix of Southern rock, soul, roots and blues, Fuchs is equipped with a voice described by Classic Rock magazine as “juke-joint dirty and illicit, evoking Joplin, Jagger and a cigarette bobbing in a glass of bourbon.”

“Out of darkness comes light and a reborn Dana Fuchs, armed with the album of her life,” writes Blues Matters magazine of Love Lives On. “New label. New city. New sound. And new horizons for an artist who deserves to realize her dizzying potential.”

Raised in rural Florida, Fuchs began her dazzling career in the early aughts, when she ignited the Manhattan blues-rock circuit with a run of soul-drenched, boundary-breaking albums. Her band’s studio catalog grew steadily, with 2011’s Love To Beg toasted as Classic Rock’s blues album of the month and 2013’s Bliss Avenue dubbed “blisteringly good” by Bluesdoodles.

Fuchs forged a remarkable musical partnership with heavyweight session guitarist Jon Diamond, a collaborator with Joan Osborne and other recording artists. They hit Manhattan’s Lower East Side live circuit as a duo, holding their own on bills featuring titans like James Cotton and Taj Mahal, and earning a residency at The Red Lion nightclub.

A versatile performer, Fuchs landed the title role in the off-Broadway musical Love, Janis – a tribute to Janis Joplin – followed by the role of Sadie in Across the Universe, the 2007 Oscar-nominated film directed by Julie Taymor. The singer is also featured among the artists covering songs by The Beatles in the film’s Grammy-nominated soundtrack recording.



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With Love Lives On, Fuchs unveils an amazing range of songs, from the commanding “Backstreet Baby” and funky “Ain’t Nobody’s Fault But Mine” to the gospel-flavored “Callin’ Angels” and poignant title track.

“I sure hope those who’ve been with me all along will feel as passionately as I do about (the album),” Fuchs says. “And that those who have yet to hear me will now come on board.”

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online. SOPAC is located at One SOPAC Way in South Orange, New Jersey.

Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  




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Event calendar
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019


MUSIC

MELVIN SEALS & JGB FEATURING JOHN KADLECIK @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

THE BILSBY BROTHERS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Reock & Roll Revue | A Tribute to Chicago II @ The Millstone Performing Arts Center, Millstone - 7:30pm

Eaglemania @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Last Whispers @ Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair - 8:00pm

RICK SPRINGFIELD & RICHARD MARX @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm

KIP MOORE: ROOM TO SPARE ACOUSTIC TOUR @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

American Song -Disney and the Boys: Will and Anthony Nunziata sing the Sherman Brothers @ The Chase Room @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 6:00pm and 8:30pm

Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Experience @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

TOTO @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Floyd Pink @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Annie Sing-Along! @ Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Township - 10:00am







THEATRE

East Lynne Theater Company presents POE BY CANDLELIGHT @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

Monster Princess Tales @ West Hudson Arts & Theatre Co, Kearny - 3:00pm

House on Haunted Hill (World Premiere) @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 4:00pm and 7:30pm

Chasing Rainbows: The Road To Oz @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 8:00pm

Theater of Fear @ The Mill Race Theatrical Company, Mount Holly - 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Our Town @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

The Late Christopher Bean continues at WCP @ Westfield Community Players, Westfield - 8:00pm


COMEDY

Get Happy! Hollywood Hits from Harold Arlen @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm

Comedian Kevin Downey Jr @ Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook - 8:00pm

THE JIM BREUER RESIDENCY @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Jo Koy @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm


DANCE

Nimbus Dance: 15th Anniversary Crystal Gala 2019 @ Harborside Atrium, Jersey City - 7:00pm


FILM

A NIGHT WITH CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY FEATURING DENZEL WASHINGTON @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:30pm

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