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Michael Bolton, Diana Krall coming to Vail Valley

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Special to the DailyJazz singer and pianist Diana Krall will perform at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek on Aug. 2.

VAIL, Colorado ” Beaver Creek will be the place to be this August as two of the biggest names in music grace the stage of the Vilar Performing Arts Center for a pair of stellar Vail Valley, Colorado concerts in conjunction with the theater’s summer performance series.

Grammy-winning jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall will make her eagerly anticipated Beaver Creek debut on Aug. 2, while multi-platinum singer/songwriter Michael Bolton will perform for the first time in Beaver Creek on Aug. 24. Tickets for both shows will be available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. Monday.

Krall’s storied career exploded when she won a Grammy Award for best jazz vocal for “When I Look in Your Eyes,” becoming the first jazz recording to be nominated for album of the year in 25 years. In 2002, “The Look of Love” was a No. 1 bestseller in the U.S. and a five-time platinum album in Canada. The 2004 release, “The Girl in the Other Room,” was her first to focus on her own songwriting, with six tunes co-written with husband Elvis Costello, while 2006’s “From This Moment On” was an upbeat, critical success. She’ll be touring in support of her latest record, “Quiet Nights,” which boasts a sensual, South American-inspired sound.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael Bolton has sold more than 53 million records, won multiple Grammy awards for Best Male Vocalist, earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and sold out arenas worldwide.

Bolton’s achievements as a songwriter may well surprise those who are only acquainted with his singing career. In addition to hits for Barbara Streisand, KISS and Cher, he has also written songs for Joe Cocker, Marc Anthony, Kenny G., Peabo Bryson, Greg Allman, Wynonna Judd and many others. Over the years, he has earned multiple honors in this field, including BMI’s Songwriter of the Year, Song of the Year and Million-Air awards, ASCAP’s Writer and Publisher Awards and a Hitmaker Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

With every show, he reiterates, “It’s my honor to share this music ” and these moments ” with my fans.”

Tickets for Diana Krall are priced at $120/$155/$180, while tickets for Michael Bolton are $95/$145/$175. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 11 a.m. today. Tickets are available online at http://www.vilarpac.org, by phone at 888-920-ARTS(2787) or in person at the Vilar Center box office in Beaver Creek. Tickets are available online 24 hours a day; the box office is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional hours on performance days.

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