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Sarah Brightman to Come to Providence for PPAC Show on August 22

Monday, May 12, 2014

 

Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman will make her return to the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. for her Dreamchaser World Tour.

See here for ticketing information

World's Biggest Selling Soprano

A pioneer of the classical crossover genre, Ms. Brightman is known as the world’s biggest selling soprano of all time with global sales surpassing 30 million units.

She is renowned for possessing a vocal range of over three full octaves and for her impassioned stage and film performances.

Ms. Brightman has received more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries.

Broadway actress

In 1981, Ms. Brightman made her West End musical theatre debut in Cats and met Andrew Lloyd Webber.

She went on to star in several Broadway musicals, including The Phantom of the Opera, where she originated the role of Christine Daaé.

She was also the first artist to have been invited to perform the official theme songs at the Olympic Games on two occasions.

The first was at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games which was followed 16 years later by a performance at the opening ceremony in Beijing.

Ms. Brightman recently accepted the UNESCO nomination to be an “Artist for Peace” Ambassador for her “commitment to humanitarian and charitable causes.”

 

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The name of one of Rhode Island's most beloved musicians, David Lamb, dons the illuminated marquee of the Columbus Theatre on Broadway Tuesday night.

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A large crowd stretches down Broadway prior to last night's show.

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Dan Blakeslee

New England folk musician and artist Dan Blakeslee playing for the crowd on the sidewalk before the show.

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Vudu Sister

Providence-based Vudu Sister (Keith McCurdy and Diane O'Connor) playing for the crowd before the show.

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Tom Weyman

Tom Weyman, Brown Bird manager and co-Founder at Columbus Cooperative opening the show.

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Last Good Tooth

Indie rockers Last Good Tooth perform on Tuesday night. Pictured left to right: Penn Sultan (vocals, guitar), Arthur Kapp (drums), Kevin Sullivan (bass).

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Alec K. Redfearn

Providence musician and composer Alec K. Redfearn, who is known for his unique accordion playing style, performs Tuesday night. 

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Death Vessel

Joel Thibodeau of the neo-traditional folk band Death Vessel playing at the Columbus Tuesday night.

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Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons

Popular Americana band Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons entertain the crowd at the Columbus.

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Joe Fletcher and Friends

Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons accompanied by a talented array of local musicians perform on Tuesday night.

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MorganEve Swain

MorganEve Swain, former bandmate and wife of David Lamb, sings with friends before the Columbus crowd. 

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Michael Lamb

Michael Lamb, David’s brother, thanks the crowd at the conclusion of Tuesday's show.

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An End to an Emotional Evening

The crowd at the Columbus is wowed by an emotional evening.

 
 

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