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Paul Anka: Celebrating 60 Years of Hits

Starting At $25.50

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Date:
September 15
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Starting At $25.50
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Website:
http://paulanka.com/

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Venue

Morris Performing Arts Center
211 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN 46601 United States
Phone:
(800) 537-6415
Website:
morriscenter.org
Box office hours:
Mon – Fri 12pm – 5pm

Canadian born Paul Anka first achieved success in the 1950’s as a teenage singing sensation. Although he’s dabbled in acting, Anka has become a music legend throughout his many years, performing duets with Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Patti LaBelle and more.

By the young age of 13, Paul had his own vocal group “the Bobbysoxers”. Later, Paul found himself traveling by bus with the ‘Cavalcade of Stars’ with the top names of the day in the era of segregation, performing at the Copa Cabana, the youngest entertainer ever to do so, and honing his craft surrounded by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Frankie Lyman, and Chuck Berry.

Songwriting and performing “are what gave me the confidence to keep going,” he says. Becoming a junior associate of Sinatra and the Rat Pack also had its privileges. By the ‘70s, the success of “My Way” and a string of hits like “(You’re) Having My Baby” confirmed his status as an icon of popular music. His later achievements as a recording artist included “Hold Me ‘Til the Morning Comes,” a hit duet with Peter Cetera in 1983, the Spanish-language album Amigos in 1996, and Body of Work, a 1998 duets album that featured Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Patti LaBelle, Tom Jones and daughter Anthea Anka. If this wasn’t enough, it was revealed upon its release in 2009, that Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It,” which has further cemented his place upon the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation.

Tickets:

$89.50 – Pit, Orchestra, Lower Boxes, Upper Boxes, Royal Boxes, Mezzanine

$69.50 – Main

$49.50 – 1st Balcony

$35.50 – 2nd Balcony

$25.50 – 3rd Balcony

Additional Info

Parking

Convenient event parking is available at the public garage on the corner of Main and Colfax and at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel/1st Source Bank Complex. Parking is also available on the streets within walking distance of the Morris and also at the Leighton Center on Washington Street between Main and Michigan Streets. PLEASE NOTE: The surface parking lots immediately to the north of the Morris Performing Arts Center are private lots. No public parking is permitted in the Hoffman or LaSalle Building lots. Vehicles risk being towed.