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JAZZ ICON MARILYN MAYE TO GRACE DES MOINES’ TEMPLE THEATER IN APRILMonday, December 10, 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present American jazz singer, cabaret singer, and musical theater actress Marilyn Maye for two performances at the Temple Theater on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. and can be purchased at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, and by phone at 515-246-2300.
Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy nominated recording artist and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” - the record for a singer. Perhaps the simplest Marilyn Maye accolade came after one of her show-stopping appearances on “The Tonight Show” when turning to his audience of millions, Johnny Carson said, “And that, young singers, is the way it's done.” Marilyn began her professional singing career by winning a 13-week appearance on radio station WIBW, Topeka, Kansas, at age 9. During her eleven-year engagement at the Colony in Kansas City, she was "discovered" by television personality Steve Allen who was the first to present her various times to a national television audience. The Steve Allen performances led her to an RCA recording contract.
Her RCA recordings consist of seven albums and 34 singles, including the first hit recordings of “Cabaret” and “Step to the Rear.” Her album with full orchestra, “The Lamp is Low,” is considered a classic.
Her place in American music history was assured when the Arts Council of the Smithsonian Institution selected one of her recordings, “Too Late Now” for the Smithsonian-produced album of the 110 Best American Compositions of the Twentieth Century.
“Her show is not to be missed.... It's a master class in singing conducted by a polished pro who majored in unforgettable.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer
For additional information, please visit DMPA.org.
About Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 40 seasons of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DMPA.org.