Paul Anka

Birth Place: Ottowa, ON, CANADA

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Paul Anka is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He became famous with hit songs including "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; one of Tom Jones' biggest hits, "She's a Lady"; and the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song "My Way", which has been recorded by many, including Elvis Presley. Three songs he co-wrote with Michael Jackson, "This Is It" (originally titled "I Never Heard") "Love Never Felt So Good", and "Don't Matter to Me", became posthumous hits for Jackson.

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Feature: Giada Valenti Celebrates Love Under the Christmas Tree with Show on Nov. 30

The holidays are a time to reflect, rejoice, and embrace joy. Giada Valenti has just released her newest album, Love Under The Christmas Tree, and will perform songs from the album at The Showroom at the Ahern Boutique Hotel on Nov. 30.

Olivia Newton-John's 'Totally Hot' to Be Reissued For 45th Anniversary

In celebration of Newton-John’s first-ever platinum-certified album’s 45th anniversary, Totally Hot returns to vinyl for the first time in decades in two different options, in addition to being made available on CD and on all major digital platforms.

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN to be Adapted Into a Stage Musical Featuring Hits From the 80s

Get ready as the beloved 80s film, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, is transformed into a stage musical. Featuring iconic hits from the 80s.

Kimberly Dawn Brings In The Holiday Spirit With New Album 'Wishin' For Christmas'

This holiday season, Kimberly had the honor of collaborating with legendary producer Kent Wells to create a beautiful blend of classic and contemporary Christmas music. Kent Wells' impressive portfolio includes working with renowned artists like Dolly Parton, Kat Elfman, Ashton Brooke Gill, and many others.

Kimberly Dawn Brings In The Holiday Spirit With New Album 'Wishin' For Christmas'

Kimberly Dawn spreads holiday cheer with her new album 'Wishin' For Christmas'. Get into the festive spirit with her joyful and heartwarming music.

Paul Anka's Seven Decades Tour is Coming to to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in March

Paul Anka - Seven Decades Tour comes to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on March 12, 2024. Don't miss this concert featuring Paul Anka's hits from the last seven decades. Tickets on sale October 27.

Olivia Newton-John's 'Totally Hot' Celebrates 45th Anniversary With a Return to Vinyl and CD

MCA/UMe is set to release both vinyl and CD editions of Dame Olivia Newton-John’s smash-hit, tenth studio album, 1978’s Totally Hot, a record that further reinforced her status as a surefire international superstar. In celebration of Newton-John’s first-ever platinum-certified album’s 45th anniversary, Totally Hot returns to vinyl.

Cotuit Center For The Arts to Present MUSCRAT LOVE II: THE MUSKIES Beginning Next Month

Cotuit Center for the Arts will present Muskrat Love II: The Muskies, a staged comic revue in two acts. Who needs the Grammys when you have the Muskies! An awards show send-up sure to leave audiences singing, laughing, smiling and wondering why more of their favorite “guilty pleasures” didn't make the list. This sequel to 2021's smash hit original show showcases some of the so-called 'worst' songs ever recorded.

Recordando A Eugenio Toussaint, Concierto Dedicado Al Jazzista Mexicano A 12 Años De Su Deceso

En memoria del compositor y músico, ícono del jazz en México, Eugenio Toussaint, luego de cumplirse 12 años de su fallecimiento, la Secretaría de Cultura federal y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal), a través de la Coordinación Nacional de Música y Ópera (CNMO), realizarán un concierto en el Museo José Luis Cuevas, el próximo domingo 16 de abril, a las 13:30 horas. 

LISTEN: Olivia Newton-John's Final Recording, 'Jolene' Duet with Dolly Parton, Released Today

Two entertainment icons, Dolly Parton and the late Olivia Newton-John, come together for the first time to reimagine Dolly’s timeless hit “Jolene”. This new version is the last song and music video Olivia recorded before her passing in 2022 and is included on her upcoming album Just the Two of Us: The Duets Collection.

TUNEL DO AMOR (Tunnel of Love) Brings the Romantic Atmosphere of the 50s to Teatro Liberdade

Based on the 1884 novel A Moreninha, by Manoel de Macedo, and bringing back the romantic atmosphere of the 1950s, to the sound of the oldies goldies immortalized by Celly Campello, Túnel do Amor (Tunnel of Love) opens at Teatro Liberdade, with 20 actors on stage.

Interview: Peter Noone Talks Touring with Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits featuring lead singer Peter Noone formed in Manchester in 1964 and then took the world by storm during the Beatles-inspired British Invasion era. The group's success continues internationally, with the group touring to entertain not only fans from the 1960s but their children and grandchildren as well. So when I heard Herman's Hermits was set to appear at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on January 27, I decided to speak with Peter about the group's beginning and how life on the road has kept the band going for so many years.

Olivia Newton-John Documentary In the Works

A feature-length documentary on the life and career of the late Olivia Newton-John is in the works from R.J. Cutler’s This Machine. The documentary will explore Newton-John’s life and work as an iconic entertainer, best-selling music artist, animal rights and environmental activist and health, wellness and plant medicine advocate.

Primary Wave Music Partners With Lively McCabe Entertainment to Develop New Stage Musicals

Primary Wave Music, the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world, and Lively McCabe Entertainment, the production company led by Michael Barra, have announced a new partnership to develop a slate of new stage musicals.

Review: DORIAN WOODRUFF Goes Straight for the Heart in THE LYRICS OF ALAN AND MARILYN BERGMAN at Pangea

Dorian Woodruff is exactly the sort of crooner the Bergmans wrote for. His voice is warm and dextrous, his diction is perfect without being ostentatious and he displays a wide emotional range. He found the rich subtext of the Bergman’s romantic themes and made it about his own heart. He concentrated on three of the great loves of his life and how the Bergman’s songs accompanied those romances.

New Musical Project THE TEN Currently in Development for Broadway - Listen to a Demo Track Now

Producers Ken Davenport and Primary Wave Music announced the development of The Ten, a new musical project inspired by the power and spiritual energy of gospel, featuring music that also draws from hip-hop, bluegrass, R&B, soul, and the blues.

Star-Studded Let Me Help The Children Of The World 6 Hour Mega Music Festival Streams Globally

In an unprecedented globally streamed phenomena on Saturday October 1, International Music Day, artists from all over the planet joined together as FENIX360 and WOW TV presented the Let Me Help the Children of the World 6-hour benefit concert extravaganza.

Lowell Memorial Auditorium Kicks Off Centennial With Celebration And Rededication Ceremony September 21

100 years to the day, Mayor Sokhary Chau and members of the Lowell City Council, and the Lowell Memorial Auditorium Board of Trustees will welcome the public to a Centennial Celebration and Rededication of the historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Dame Olivia Newton-John Celebrated with a 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Her Debut Album 'If Not For You'

The beloved and iconic Dame Olivia Newton-John is celebrated this week with a remastered, 50th anniversary release of her hit debut album, If Not For You, on both vinyl and a 2-CD Deluxe Edition featuring six previously unreleased recordings. Get the scoop on the new release.

FALL IN PHILLY �" So Many Events to Enjoy

Check out over 80 events that are happening in the Philadelphia area.  From food and fun to entertainment, there’s something for everyone!


Paul Anka has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Paul Anka has not appeared in the West End

Paul Anka has written 2 shows including L'Chaim to Life (Composer/Lyricist), Come Fly Away (Lyricist).

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