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Apr 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $40
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn Center
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm
A Con Edison Music Masters Series Event
“Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of Rock & Roll
as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics.”
— The New York Times
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2015-16 season on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm with Darlene Love. Darlene Love has been captivating audiences worldwide for decades with her warmth, grace, and electrifying performances. From her No. 1 hit, “He’s A Rebel,” to her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she continues to blaze a trail of success, proving why Rolling Stone magazine calls her “one of the greatest singers of all time.” Tickets for the Darlene Love concert are $40 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the Brooklyn Center box office at 718-951-4500.
About Darlene Love
This has been a banner season for Darlene. Her new CD, Introducing Darlene Love, was released via Sony/Columbia/Wicked Cool Records and has been greeted with sensational critical reaction and numerous TV presentations. Produced by fellow musician and longtime friend Steven Van Zandt, it includes selections written for Darlene by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, and many others, including two notable songs by Van Zandt himself.
At the 2014 Academy Awards, Darlene sang her powerful acceptance speech on behalf of all of the performers in the winning documentary film, Twenty Feet From Stardom. As she raised the Oscar, the entire house stood with a cheering ovation lead by the wildly applauding Bill Murray. It was another special moment in a great career. A GRAMMY Award soon followed for the soundtrack of the film.
Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound hit factory, Love has done it all—from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She also starred as herself in Leader of the Pack on the Great White Way, credited as Broadway’s first ‘jukebox musical.’ Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled Women Who Rock. An autobiographical film is currently on the drawing board with a development deal from Oprah Winfrey based on Love’s book, My Name is Love.
—more—Darlene’s early career as lead singer for The Blossoms (who sang background vocals for The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley,to name a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star.
Her Billboard hits include: “He’s A Rebel,” ”The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” ”Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” ”He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, a song that she performed annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman for 29 years before David retired in 2015.
Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the celebration, the two ladies performed “He’s A Rebel” together. As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang “He’s A Fine, Fine Boy” backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen.
Rolling Stone Magazine proclaimed Darlene Love to be “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true, but Paul Shaffer nailed it with greater veracity : “Darlene Love is Rock N’ Roll!”
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 2016 Con Edison Music Masters Series also includes Rhythm Revue: A Latin Soul Celebration featuring DJ Felix Hernandez and Joe Bataan, and a Nat King Cole tribute by Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli. Visit BrooklynCenter.org for a complete season lineup.
Multibuy discounts (four or more shows) save 15% off individual ticket prices (not applicable for Alexander, Who’s Not… Going to Move). Multibuyers enjoy flexible ticket exchanges and discounted parking for purchased performances. 50% discount for children ages 12 and under for select performances. Discounts also available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups. $10 student rush tickets available day-of-show.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
2 train to Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue
Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org
Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm
Groups of 15 or more: 718-951-4600 x3326
About Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ programs are supported, in part, by public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Major support for the 2015-16 season is provided by Brooklyn College, Con Edison, TD Bank, National Grid, Shanachie Entertainment Corp, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jazz Touring Network, the Alice Lawrence Foundation, the Macy’s Foundation, the Pierre
And Tana Matisse Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn Media Group, and WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM. The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center’s 2015-16 season. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee’s. Pianos for select performances provided by Steinway & Sons.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from New York State Assembly members Annette Robinson and Helene Weinstein; New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; New York City Council Cultural Affairs Commitee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Tom Finkelpearl.