An Evening with Paula Cole


8 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2012
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Image: Paula ColeOne of pop music's most compelling vocalists and talents, Paula Cole, makes a one-night-only appearance on the stage of Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 8 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2012. Morris Media Group is the Media Sponsor for "An Evening with Paula Cole." Tickets are $45, $40, and $35.

Paula Cole is a Grammy-winning recording artist and 7-time Grammy nominee who has enthralled audiences with her soaring, agile soprano. As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the best Producer Grammy nomination for her work, "This Fire", Cole has broken boundaries with a searcher's spirit. Her music ruled the airwaves and the Billboard charts in the late '90s with hits like "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" which climbed to #8, and "I Don't Want to Wait," a song also used on the television program "Dawson's Creek." She has sold approximately three million albums, and her latest, "Ithaca," is her sixth release in a career that spans seventeen years.

Born the daughter of musicians, Paula Cole studied jazz singing and improvisation at Boston's Berklee College of Music before attracting rapt attention as a featured vocalist on Peter Gabriel's 1993-1994 Secret World Live tour. Cole released her debut album, Harbinger, in 1994, followed by 1996's self-produced This Fire, which spawned the two smash hits "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" and "I Don't Want to Wait." In 1997, Cole was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including "Producer of the Year" and "Album of the Year," and took home the award for "Best New Artist." In 1999, Cole released her third album, Amen, then decided to take some time off following the birth of her daughter Sky in 2001. Several years later, Cole was lured back to record-making by a friend, Blood, Sweat & Tears' drummer Bobby Colomby, who produced her intimate, jazz-influenced collection Courage, which she released in 2007.

Image: Paula ColeShe has performed with Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge, Peter Gabriel, Emmy Lou Harris, the Lilith Fair Concert Tour & Festival, and many more. Emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetically melodic and fiercely touching, intelligent writing makes Cole stand apart. Other artists such as Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, to Katherine McPhee have covered her compositions. With a loving allegiance to her fans, she maintains loyal communication through the web and after her live shows.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.fairfield.edu/quick.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit http://www.fairfield.edu/quick.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on March 31, 2012

Vol. 44, No. 245