bergenPAC Adds Christopher Cross & The Whispers, the Manahattans to Schedule
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey will present Christopher Cross Wednesday, August 20th at 8PM and The Whispers and the Manhattans on Friday, February 13th at 8PM- tickets for these two shows go on sale Friday, May 16th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030.
Christopher Cross was by far the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including the #1 hit, "Sailing." Christopher Cross' 1980 self-titled debut album with the lead single "Ride Like the Wind" rocketed to the #2 spot; the massive success of the second single "Sailing" made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, "Never Be the Same" and "Say You'll Be Mine," he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys in 1981, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Sailing." He soon scored a second #1, as well as an Academy Award, with "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)," which he co-wrote with Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen for the smash Dudley Moore film comedy Arthur.
The Whispers have long been recognized as an American vocal R&B group with an impressive 23-year consistent track record of R&B hits. Such hits include: "Kiss and Say Goodbye," "Shining Star" and "Rock Steady." The group has also climbed the Soul Charts with singles like, "The Time Has Come" and "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong."
In 2003, the Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame; they were also the winners of the Blues Foundation's prestigious Pioneer Award in 2008. By popular vote, the group was inducted into the SoulMusic Hall of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012.
THE MANHATTANS featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett, along with Troy May & David Tyson bring stellar legacy to the stage. With all time hits such as "Kiss and Say Goodbye" and "Shining Star" along with numerous other hits, there is no doubt that THE MANHATTANS are here to stay!