February 7, 2014 | Queensborough Community College
When a Man Loves a Woman—Michael Bolton’s #1 blockbuster hit and Grammy Award-winning vocal performance—is one of those songs. So are many of his other signature classics including: That’s What Love is All About; (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay; Time, Love And Tenderness, and How Am I Supposed to Live Without You (just to name a few). On Monday, (President’s Day), February 17 at 8:00 p.m., these chart-toppers will thrill hundreds of fans at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).
In recognition of his artistic achievements, Mr. Bolton won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
“We are happy to be presenting such an iconic star and musical virtuoso,” said Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director of the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC). “Fans who were fortunate enough to purchase their tickets early, will get the chance to see one of the most romantic performers up close and personal.”
Although well known for his soulful voice, poignant lyrics, and timeless style, he is also recognized by his iconic good-looks, which earned him a spot in several “People Magazine’s Sexiest Man” issues, including 2012’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” He most recently became an internet sensation for being featured in The Lonely Island’s hugely popular “Captain Jack Sparrow” video that was launched on Saturday Night Live and performed live on the Emmys. The Emmy nominated video has racked up over 110 million views on YouTube, where it was the 3rd most viewed video of 2011. Bolton has also recently appeared in the CBS hit series Two and a half Men, and in TV campaigns for Starburst and Optimum. In his recent autobiography, “The Soul of it All,” Bolton states he is just teeing off on the back nine of his career.
For his dedication to social activism, Bolton has been honored with several Humanitarian awards – including the Martin Luther King Award granted by the Congress of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.), the Lewis Hine Award from The National Child Labor Committee, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, and the Frances Preston Lifetime Achievement Award. He is especially proud of the initiatives carried out by his own foundation, The Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 21st Year of advocating on behalf of women and children at risk.
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 Dionne Warwick, Joan Rivers, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Ben Vereen, Wayne Newton, Chita Rivera, Mandy Patinkin, Norm Lewis, Rob Schneider, Tommy Tune and Betty Buckley.