Natalie Cole joins Spokane Symphony for gala benefit concert
Mar 21, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Annie matlow - 464-7071
Please note time change for this concert – 8 p.m.
Natalie Cole will be joining the Spokane Symphony for a Still Unforgettable performance to benefit the orchestra on Thursday, May 6, 8 p.m. at the INB Performing Arts Center.
The benefit provides a special opportunity for 214 ticket buyers who have Golden and Platinum Circle seats, dinner and wine at the Doubletree Hotel, free parking, and a Natalie Cole CD. The 14 Platinum Circle seats provide an additional private meet and greet reception with Natalie Cole following the concert. Golden Level packages are $200 and Platinum Level packages are $400.
Concert only tickets are $30, $40, $50 and $60. Tickets are on sale at the Fox Box Office, at www.spokanesymphony.org and all TicketsWest outlets.
When Natalie Cole’s seminal Unforgettable…With Love came out in 1991, the jazz collection set a new standard for reinventing the Great American Songbook. The CD, which captured six Grammys®, including Album and Record Of The Year, spent five weeks at No. 1 and sold more than eight million copies in the
Yet instead of exploiting the moment and rushing out a second volume, Cole thoughtfully took a step back, devoted herself to several other stellar projects including her riveting autobiography, and waited until she felt ready to return to the songs that fulfill her heart and soul. Releasing Still Unforgettable on September 9, 2008 the album won two GRAMMYs, one for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Instrumental Accompanying Vocalist. It also earned Cole a NAACP Award for Best Jazz Artist.
Still Unforgettable proved to be more than worth the wait: A co-venture between Natalie, DMI Music and Rhino/WEA, Cole wrapped her unparalleled supple voice around 14 standards. On this, her 21st studio album, Cole also took the reins as producer for the first time. Just as she lovingly partnered with her late father, the legendary Nat “King” Cole, for a posthumous duet on the title track on the 1991 masterpiece, this time they reunited on the delightful “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home,” first recorded by Cole’s father in the early ‘50s.
Still Unforgettable combines much-beloved classics like “The Best is Yet To Come,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Nice ‘N’ Easy” with great songs that Cole discovered for the first time, such as “Coffee Time,” a recommendation from Tony Bennett. Those talents will be on display as Cole continues to tour to promote Still Unforgettable: “I still love recording and still love the stage, but like my Dad, I have the most fun when I am in front of that glorious orchestra or that kick-butt Big Band.”
This concert is sponsored by PAML - Providence Associates Medical Lab.