Returning to the South Florida State College Theatre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Jan. 22 as part of the 2013-14 Artist Series is Engelbert Humperdinck, a living legend in pop music for more than 40 years.
Humperdinck quickly rose to superstar status in the mid-’60s with hits like “Release Me” and “Am I That Easy to Forget?” Later, hits like “There Goes My Everything” and “The Last Waltz” cemented Humperdinck as a pop music fixture. He recorded a number of successful albums through the ’60s, including Release Me, The Last Waltz, A Man Without Love, and Engelbert Humperdinck.
The ’70s saw the release of hits like “We Made It Happen,” “Sweetheart,” “Another Time, Another Place,” “Too Beautiful To Last,” and the smash hit, “After the Lovin.” Humperdinck continued a rigorous schedule of recording and performing throughout the ’70s to present.
With 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Humperdinck might be able to rest easy on his laurels. Instead, he continues to actively record and tour. He’s currently finishing an album of duets with the likes of Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Willie Nelson, and Gene Simmons.
Sponsors for this performance are Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Vinod and Tarlika Thakkar Foundation, Sedlock & Heston Construction, Inc., and Sunny K. Zengler.
Individual tickets are $42, $53 and $63. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.performances.south florida.edu or by calling the SFSC Box Office at 863-784-7178. SFSC Box Office hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and one hour prior to showtime. Tickets are also available by visiting the Box Office during business hours. The box office is located in front of the SFSC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park.