(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Longtime popular crooner Engelbert Humperdinck returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm. In a career spanning almost 50 years, Engelbert Humperdinck has generated sales in excess of 140 million records, including 64 gold albums and 35 platinum, four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe, and stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Las Vegas Walk of Fame, and Leicester Walk of Fame.Tickets range from $49-$89.
Engelbert has performed for the Queen four times, several presidents and many heads of state. He has recorded everything from the most romantic ballads to movie theme songs, disco, rock, and even gospel. His unique voice has charmed millions of fans around the globe. However, it's not just the voice, but the man himself, with his endearing sense of humor and self-deprecating jokes. Engelbert has managed to strike a new chord with a younger generation after appearing on MTV several times.
He exploded on to the music scene in the sixties with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. His sixties did not so much swing as rage. The shy handsome boy catapulted almost instantly to world icon. He became great friends with Elvis Presley and the two legends often performed each other's songs. His first single in the charts was "Release Me," which went into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving 56 consecutive weeks on the charts. It was No. 1 in 11 countries. The song was re-released after being used for a UK national television commercial for John Smith's beer.
The following decades saw Engelbert touring the world to sell-out crowds. Engelbert seems to take great pleasure in every moment on stage, a place where he can lose his inhibitions and no longer be the child who was once shy.
Engelbert's music has transcended time and his voice still continues to reach out to people now - serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke feelings and emotions.ingredients that are no doubt the essence of his long-lasting success.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2017-2018 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.
Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South Street in Morristown, New Jersey.
originally published: 2018-03-25 00:00:00
The Magic Man In The StudioSteve Greenwell doesn’t care if your demos are polished. In fact, he doesn’t expect them to be. He doesn’t care if you’ve sold millions of records or haven’t sold a single one. He’s worked with everyone from Grammy Award winners to indie artists just starting out. For him, it’s all about the artist. If he believes you have what it takes, he will work with you and bring out the best in you. He’s done it time and time again.
The Who's Tommy: A Bluegrass OpryForty-five years after its original release, The Who’s Tommy will be performed as a full-length bluegrass tribute at The Grunin Center for the Arts in Toms River on Friday, April 13 at 8:00pm. The band bringing this legendary classic rock story to a bluegrass tint is The Hillbenders from Springfield, MO.
Featured Music Video: "Empty Passenger Seats" by Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh SonThis month's Featured Music Video is "Empty Passenger Seats" by Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son
An Interview With EmiSunshineEmiSunshine was only nine years old when a video captured her performing Jimmie Rodgers’ “Blue Yodel No. 6” at a flea market in Tennessee and went viral. This led to an invitation to “The Today Show” that introduced her to the world. Since then, she has released several albums featuring songs steeped in the sounds of Appalachia. It’s rootsy, Americana music, that has found airplay far beyond traditional country radio stations.