Broadway star to perform at arts center

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Linda Eder
Linda Eder

Broadway star Linda Eder will perform for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the USCB Center for the Arts.  

Showcasing one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz, according to a release.

As the tragic character Lucy in the Broadway musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” from composer Frank Wildhorn, Eder blew the roof off of New York’s Plymouth Theatre each night as she belted out signature songs “Someone Like You” and “A New Life.”

“Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her spot as one of America’s most beloved singers and dynamic live performers,” according to the release.

Stephen Holden, of The New York  Times, wrote, “What do we mean when we use the word perfection? The question arises every time I watch the pop singer Linda Eder.”

Most recently, in October 2013, Eder released “Christmas Where You Are,” the follow-up to her best-selling “Christmas Stays the Same.”

Born in Tucson, Ariz., and raised in Brainerd, Minn., Eder began her career singing in her home state and eventually landed a gig at Harrah’s Casino in Atlantic City. But it was her appearances on the 1987 season of “Star Search,” where she won for an unprecedented 12 weeks, that attracted the attention of audiences and record companies alike.

“Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a niche as America’s most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop standards and theatrical songs with 15 solo albums and 12 musical recordings,” the release states. “Those albums highlight Eder’s abundant vocal gifts as well as her skill for delivering dramatic, emotionally resonant interpretations of familiar songs while making them her own.”

The concert stage remains the mainstay of Eder’s career. She has performed for sold-out crowds in venues across the United States and throughout Europe. She has also been featured on numerous PBS television concerts. She has performed at many venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, The Kennedy Center, Davies Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Wolftrap and the Ravinia Festival. 

Her collaborations include the late Oscar-winning composer and pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony winner Michael Feinstein, and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Ticket are $40 for adults; $35 for seniors/military; and $20 for students.

For more information or purchase tickets, visit uscbcenterforthearts.com.