Jim Brickman, the Grammy-nominated and best-selling solo piano artist of this generation brings The Platinum Tour to McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located on the campus of College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m.
Brickman’s The Platinum Tour, “Celebrating 20 Years,” is an experience of emotion, intimacy, warmth and humor that is fused together with hits like “Valentine,” “Rocket to the Moon,” “Love of My Life” and “If You Believe.” In this solo performance Brickman will use his romantic piano melodies and engaging wit to create highly entertaining musical experience.
Brickman began his career in 1994 with his debut album, “No Words,” and to date his signature style has also brought him two Grammy nominations, four Gold albums, 30 charted adult radio hits and a tie for the most #1 CDs on Billboard’s New Age chart. Other honors include two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.
Four of Brickman’s albums have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America “By Heart” (1995), “Picture This,” “The Gift” (1997) and “Destiny” (1999). In total he has sold more than seven million albums and garnered 27 Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10 hits. His 1998 collaboration with country songstress Martina McBride, titled “Valentine,” hit No. 9 on country radio charts and, in 2013, Brickman’s “The Magic of Christmas” featuring the 2003 remake of “Sending You A Little Christmas” with Johnny Mathis landed at #1 on Billboard New Age and took the #58 spot on Billboard Top 200.
Brickman has filmed four TV specials for PBS and is also the host of a syndicated radio show, “Your Weekend With Jim Brickman.” The show premiered in 1997 and can now be heard on 80 radio stations across North America. Brickman continues to partner with companies and organizations known throughout the world including Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Audio-Technica, Whole Foods, Celestial Seasonings and American Greetings.
In April 2015, Brickman will release his highly anticipated project “Soothe.” Over the last 20 years, Brickman’s fans continually reach out to let him know that the soothing sounds of his music have helped them to handle a wide spectrum of life’s challenges and events. Embracing life’s challenges and offering an escape for listeners, Brickman’s new release, “Soothe,” is the perfect remedy for dealing with a crisis, finding peace, rekindling romance or simply relaxing. Devoted fans will find comfort in the return of a familiar, peaceful feeling, while new fans will find themselves wondering, “Where have you been all my life?” The book, “Soothe: How to Find Calm Amidst Everyday Chaos,” follows Brickman’s journey to finding a more soothing lifestyle and offers uncomplicated advice that mirrors the healing power of his music.
Jim Brickman brings his Platinum Tour to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-$50. For tickets or more information, call 630.942.4000 or visit AtTheMAC.org.
About the MAC
McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near
I-88 and I-355, and houses three performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 186-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), plus the Cleve Carney Art Gallery, classrooms for the college’s academic programming and the Lakeside Pavilion. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.
The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information about the MAC, visit AtTheMAC.org. You can also learn more about the MAC on Facebook at facebook.com/AtTheMAC or on twitter at twitter.com/AtTheMAC.
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McAninch Arts Center (MAC) is supported in part by the College of DuPage Foundation. Established as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. For more information about the College of DuPage Foundation, visit cod.edu/foundation or call 630.942.2462.
Programs at the MAC are partially supported through funding from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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