Pat Boone, the “Original” American Idol, to Appear at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in a Rare Live Concert, September 29

August 26, 2013 | Queensborough Community College

In the years just before the British Invasion, singer Pat Boone was rivaled only by Elvis Presley. Today, he is recognized by Billboard Magazine as one of the top ten rock recording artists in history. And in a few short weeks, Mr. Boone will wow audiences at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3:00 p.m.Pat Boone

The famous voice behind such iconic songs as Ain’t That a Shame; Bernadine; and Love Letters in the Sand has sold over 45 million records and had 38 top 40 hits. He still holds the Billboard record for spending 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with one or more songs each week.

He is also noted for a distinguished career as producer, author, motivational speaker, TV pitchman, radio personality and humanitarian. Mr. Boone’s teen idol success led him to featured roles in numerous movies with Ann Margaret, James Mason, Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis and other stars.

In 1959, he wrote the lyrics to the theme from the movie Exodus about the creation of the State of Israel. It provided him with a special connection to the country, and an Israel Cultural Award–the country’s highest award for a non-native.

“This truly is a rare opportunity to see an American cultural legend live,” said Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director of QPAC.

For more information, please contact the QPAC Box Office at 718.631.6311. Tickets are available online at Visit Box Office and don’t forget to visit us on Facebook.

Don’t let the high costs of shows in Manhattan, plus the cost of parking your car; stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing. Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Joan Rivers, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin, Dionne Warwick, Tony Orlando, Ben Vereen, Keith David, Chapman Roberts, Ted Levy, Andre De Shields, Larry Marshall and Norm Lewis.