• Friday, Dec 16, 2011

    Grammy Award-Winning Singer and Guitarist Aimee Mann Performs at Carnegie Hall as Part of WFUV Live At Zankel Series on Saturday, January 28

    On Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 p.m., Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist Aimee Mann brings her trademark style of poetic and sometimes bleak lyrics paired with infectious melodies to Zankel Hall for a concert that is part of the WFUV Live at Zankel series, presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV, 90.7 FM. Having always been recognized for her clever, literate, and dryly witty takes on emotional sabotage and self-destruction, Mann, according to Time magazine, “…has the same skill that great tunesmiths like McCartney and Neil Young have: the knack for writing simple, beautiful, instantly engaging songs.” The WFUV Live at Zankel concert series celebrates the art of singer-songwriters and the eclectic nature of their music. WFUV Music Director Rita Houston curates the series with Carnegie Hall and serves as host for the concerts.

    After originally breaking onto the music scene during the 1980s leading the post-new wave pop group ’Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann has gone on to establish herself as one of the most prominent singer-songwriters of her generation. Her successful solo career has spanned across several critically acclaimed albums, including the massively popular soundtrack for the film Magnolia, which garnered her Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, as well as three Grammy Awards. Charmer, Mann’s eighth solo album, will be released in spring 2012. Inspired by the classic sounds of the 1980s, she explores yet another aspect of the human character. “I'm very interested in the mechanism of charm,” Aimee says, “whether it's the kind of charm that is fun and engaging and entertaining, or the kind of charm that is manipulative and coercive and dangerous.”

    Carnegie Hall’s WFUV Live at Zankel, which began in October 2005 as City Folk® Live at Zankel, is based on WFUV’s pioneering music format which blends adult rock, singer-songwriters, and roots music. Artists who have performed as part of the series include the bird and the bee, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Cowboy Junkies, Kathleen Edwards and John Doe, Alejandro Escovedo, Richie Havens, Indigo Girls, Nick Lowe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Shelby Lynne, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, Martin Sexton, Jane Siberry, and Suzanne Vega among others.

    WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) is a non-commercial, listener-supported public radio station, licensed to Fordham University for 60 years. Serving more than 300,000 listeners each week in the New York area and thousands more worldwide on the web, and a leader in contemporary music radio, WFUV offers an eclectic mix of rock, singer-songwriters, blues, world and other music, plus headlines from National Public Radio, local news, and sports.

    Prior to Mann’s performance, starting at 9:00 p.m., ticketholders are invited to enjoy Late Nights at Zankel Hall, a laid-back pre-concert experience. The first 200 ticketholders to arrive will receive a complimentary drink courtesy of Carnegie Hall. For more information, please visit carnegiehall.org/latenights.

    Program Information
    Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with WFUV.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Ticket Information
    Single tickets, priced at $39 and $46, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online by visiting carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.
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