3 ECA shows added: The Four Tops, Randy Newman and Willie K

Jul 31, 2017
Courtesy of: ECA Randy Newman

Edmonds Center for the Arts has announced three special engagements today. Tickets are on sale now for The Four Tops, Randy Newman and Willie K.

“Often after our season is secured, we have the opportunity to bring artists to the stage that we want to share with our audience,” ECA Executive Director Joe McIalwain said. “In order to do that, we created ‘Special Engagements.’

"We bring in these artists to the ECA stage outside the course of our main season because we don’t want to lose the opportunity to bring them here. We are always excited to share diverse artists and are thrilled to be adding these three performances to our season.”

The Four Tops will perform 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet from Detroit who helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s. The group's repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes.

In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits, including “Baby I Need Your Loving”, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and “Reach Out I’ll be There” to their credit, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Tickets: $54-$89.

Randy Newman will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. Newman’s own Top 40 success came with the most unlikely track, “Short People.” Tickets: $49-$84.

Newman’s many honors include six Grammys, three Emmys and two Academy Awards, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

Willie K will perform 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Hawaiian phenomenon Willie K is undoubtedly the only artist in the world who can go into an Irish pub in the middle of Maui and play anything from indigenous acoustic Hawaiian music to jazz, reggae, rock, country and even opera.

Prince was a huge fan, as is former President Barack Obama. Tickets: $29-$64.

For more information, go to www.ec4arts.org or call 425-275-9595.



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