2003-06-06 / Community

Stars To Shine At Westbury During July

Stars To Shine At Westbury During July Collins, Rush, Chapin, Paxton, Olivor and McLean On The Schedule

Collins, Rush, Chapin, Paxton, Olivor and McLean On The Schedule


Judy Collins’ Wildflower Festival will take place at Westbury Music Fair on Thursday, July 10 at 8 pm. Tickets are $40.00 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171

Judy Collins has provided fans around the work with over 40 years of music. She has recorded 37 albums, had several top ten hits, has been the recipient of Grammy nominations and has seen many of her albums awarded gold and platinum status. This spring, Judy released her Wildflower Festival DVD and CD. The set features guest stars such as Arlo Guthrie, Tom Rish and Eric Andersen. It was filmed at Humphrey’s By The Bay in San Diego, CA. Judy Collins tours 80 cities a year and conveys her personal messages of hope through songs like "New York State Of Mind", "Give My Regards To Broadway" and "Amazing Grace".

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration; a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. Rush began his musical career in the early 60’s playing clubs in the Boston area while attending Harvard. Tom’s most recent releases came in 2001 with "Live At Symphony Hall" and "Merrimack County/Ladies Love Outlaws".

Tom Chapin is a talented entertainer who charms audiences of all ages. Billboard magazine has called Mr. Chapin "One of those natural-born entertainers who, with nothing more than guitar in hand, can totally captivate." Tom’s remarkable musicianship, great songwriting and personal warmth shine through whether he’s performing in a concert hall, an outdoor festival, in front of a symphony orchestra, or in an intimate coffee house. He has successfully created albums for both children and adults. In 2002, Chapin’s "Great Big Fun For The Very Little One" earned him a Parent’s Choice Award. His latest adult work is 2001’s "Common Ground". Chapin also regularly contributes to National Public Radio’s "Morning Edition".

Tom Paxton has recorded over 40 albums and created a body of incisive, heartfelt and universally relevant songs that have been covered by artists ranging from Pete Seegr to Placido Domingo to Willy Nelson. Maintaining a triple career as a songwriter/performer for both adults and children and as a writer of children’s books, Paxton has linked the generations of the early 60’s Greenwich Village folk era and today’s videogame-hypnotized youngsters. Tom’s first new solo CD for adults since 1994 is 2002’s "Looking For The Moon". Paxton presents 13 original songs emphasizing personal themes that reflect modern day life and the current cultural climate.

Jane Olivor, whose emotion-filled melodies and classic interpretations of love songs and ballads won her success upon success with the Los Angeles Times proclaiming, "What tears she can flow, and what jubilation she can deliver" will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Sunday, July 27 at 7 pm in the half round. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Rarely does an artist’s "comeback" fulfill the giddy anticipation sparked by the news of that return. Stars whose careers are based on fad and hype are separated from artists whose talents become the stuff of classics. Jane Olivor couldn’t have chosen singing as a career; instead, music is seated in her soul. In the late 1970’s Jane Olivor recorded her first album for Columbia, First Night, gaining immediate critical praise (Stereo Review named it Album of the Year) and a devoted legion of fans.  Then came her hit duet with Johnny Mathis,"Last Time I Felt Like This", which she performed with him on the 51st Annual Academy Awards show.

America and Don McLean will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Tuesday, July 29 at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171

America gained success with their 1972 debut album and the hit single "A Horse With No Name." Their soft rock sound was what the seventies were all about. Formed by Americans Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley with Englishman Dewey Bunnell in London in 1969. Dan Peek left the trio in 1976. They received a Grammy Award in 1972 for Best New Artist and Billboard honored them with a "Best Single Award". Their singles include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Tin Man," "Sister Golden Hair," "Lonely People," and "You Can Do Magic." America established themselves as one of the most popular recording groups of the seventies and the vast energy of their live performances were captured on the album, "America In Concert." Last year, Highway-30 Years of America, a 3 CD set was released.

With a recording career spanning over 30 years, Don McLean’s "American Pie," is one of the most popular songs in pop music history. He has nearly 30 albums to date. Introduced by Garth Brooks as his "idol," special guest McLean closed the country superstar’s landmark summer 1997 Central Park concert by performing "American Pie," a staple Brooks sings at his own concerts. In 1999, Weird Al Yankovic used the music from "American Pie" for his "Star Wars" parody because it was a timeless, classic song. That same year, McLean licensed the song’s title for a major box office hit film. His songs "Vincent" and "And I Love You So" have been featured on TV’s "Ally McBeal." "And I Love You So" is featured in movies Bowfinger. "American Pie" was re-recorded by Madonna in 2000 for her film The Next Best Thing. The President and Mrs. Clinton invited McLean to perform at the "America’s Millenium" before the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Singer, songwriter, musician, film, television and stage actor Rick Springfield will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Thursday, July 31 at 8 pm. Tickets are $40 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Rick Springfield has sold more than 18 million albums during his career. He has toured the world many times. His latest CD, 2001’s "Rick Springfield –The Greatest Hits ALIVE" featured all of his hit songs performed live and loud on his 185 city tour in 2000. Rick’s other 2001 release was "Calling All Girls", a disc that featured 14 remastered tracks. Springfield’s singing career began in 1972 with the release of "Speak To The Sky". Before that, he had been on a musical tour of war-torn Vietnam from 1968-69. He has also been nominated for, and won, Grammy and American Music Awards. His multi-platinum albums include "Working Class Dog", "Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet", "Lying In Oz", "Tao", "Rock Life" and the soundtrack from the film "Hard To Hold".


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