IMAC TO PRESENT A CONCERT WITH
Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 8PM
Tickets: $45.00 Full Price / $34.00 IMAC Members
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On Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega.
Suzanne Vega is a singer and songwriter known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music. Vega’s debut album, Suzanne Vega, was released in 1985 and was well received by critics in the U.S.; it reached platinum status in the United Kingdom. The video for the album’s song “Marlene on the Wall” played in rotations on MTV and VH1. Her next effort, Solitude Standing (1987), garnered critical and commercial success including two hit singles: “Tom’s Diner”, and “Luka”, which was an international success. “Luka” is written about, and from the point of view, of a battered child- at the time an uncommon subject for a pop hit.
When “Luka” hit #3 pop, earning her three Grammy nominations, including for Record of the Year, Vega ushered in a female, acoustic, folk-pop singer/songwriter movement that would include the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, and Indigo Girls as well as the Lilith Fair phenomenon. With a focus on Vega’s acoustic guitar, her music is more strongly pop-oriented and featured fuller, more sensual arrangements. Even as she continues to record and tour, the best of Suzanne Vega, surely and American maverick herself, will no doubt be rediscovered by many more generations to come.
Tickets for this performance are $45.00 ($34.00 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.