Jennifer Warnes to Perform at Madison Theatre, 10/30
Grammy winner Jennifer Warnes, a singer-songwriter best known for introducing two Academy Award-winning best songs-"I've Had The Time of My Life," a duet with Bill Medley from Dirty Dancing and "Up Where We Belong," a duet with Joe Cocker from An Officer and a Gentleman, as well as for her top ten hit "Right Time of the Night," will perform at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College on Wednesday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. Co-presented by Long Island Woman magazine, this will be her only New York appearance.
Renowned for having one of the richest and most distinctive voices in contemporary music, Warnes has exquisitely interpreted the work of a variety of songwriters, including Leonard Cohen and James Taylor, and recorded many of her own original songs. In 1986, Warnes recorded several of Cohen's compositions to create Famous Blue Raincoat, a richly-nuanced, platinum-selling album that is frequently cited as the masterpiece of her career. Over the years, she has sung on recordings by Taylor, Harry Belafonte, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tina Turner, and countless others.
As a solo artist or duet partner, on albums and in movies, Warnes sings it straight from the heart, displaying her trademark extraordinary emotional range and vulnerability. Inspired by a visit to a natural spring-Jacob's Well in Central Texas-she calls her recent album, The Well, the most honest recording of her career.
Arts Alive LI, a new island-wide, multi-venue arts festival debuting October 2012, showcases Long Island's word-class arts and culture. The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, a new 550-seat performing arts center, opened in November 2011.