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Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters

Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of The Carpenters, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band.

Hailing from Chicago, this ensemble is dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, showcasing some of the most memorable songs of the 70’s including the No. 1 hits “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and “Close to You.” These songs still resonate with listeners 40 years after they topped the Billboard charts.

A playwright as well as a singer, Lisa Rock has been performing to sold-out crowds for years, drawing in the audience with anecdotes about Karen and Richard Carpenter, and how some of the songs originated. Now in its seventh year performing this tribute, the band performs the music as Karen and Richard Carpenter had written them, maintainly a fidelity to the original arrangements and keys with Rock’s impressive four-octave range. A memorable and stirring walk down memory lane!

Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters
Vashon Center of the Arts
October 15, 2016, 7:30PM
$22 General; $20 Senior; $18 VCA Member/Student