State Theatre and 1450 WCTC Present Paul Anka on April 15, 2014

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The State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ and 1450 WCTC present Paul Anka on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8pm.

Paul Anka

Paul Anka

State Theatre and 1450 WCTC present legendary singer/songwriter, Paul Anka, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-125.

Paul Anka, with a career spanning over 60 years, is noted for many of the most recognizable songs in history, including “She’s A Lady,” “My Way,” and “This Is It.” His teen idol days and hit songwriting for Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones sky-rocketed him to fame, but his talent and dedication to his craft have made Anka an impressive force in the music industry.

Paul Anka’s long awaited autobiography, My Way An Autobiography, and album Duets, featuring duets with Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, and more are out now.

As a child, Anka sang in the choir at church and studied piano. He excelled in his writing through journalism courses. By age 13, he formed the vocal group the Bobbysoxers. He performed at every amateur night possible. Not long after, he won a trip to New York by winning a Campbell’s soup contest for collecting soup can labels. In New York, he was determined to make his dream a reality as a singer/composer.

In 1956, he traveled to Los Angeles and called every record company for an audition. A meeting with Modern Records led to the release of Anka’s first single, “Blau-Wile Deverest Fontaine.” Still not achieving critical success, Anka did not give up. In 1957 he returned to New York, scoring a meeting with Don Costa, A&R man for ABC-Paramount Records. He played him his songs including “Diana.” The widespread success of Anka’s first hit, “Diana,” earned him his claim to fame.

Anka’s two most recent albums include Rock Swings and Classic Songs, My Way featuring songs originally created by some of the biggest rock performers and other established artists across several genres. Other achievements as a recording artist include the hit duet with Peter Cetera in 1983 “Hold Me ‘Til the Morning Comes,” the Spanish-language album Amigos in 1996, and a 1998 duets album Body of Work, featuring Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Patti LaBelle, Tom Jones, and daughter Anthea Anka. Anka also co-wrote Michael Jackson’s 2009 posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It.” Today, he continues to perform his hits like “My Way,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Lonely Boy,” “She’s A Lady,” and “(You’re) Having My Baby” live on stage.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday, 1pm to5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates, unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.

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Please contact Kelly Blithe at
732-247-7200, ext. 542 or by email at kblithe(at)StateTheatreNJ(dot)org.

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