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Judy Collins: “Sondheim and Hits” accompanied by Russell Walden

Judy Collins brings her distinctive vocal style to the MIM Music Theater for two evenings of music by Stephen Sondheim. Collins’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 GRAMMY Awards. The folksinger, who is currently writing a new book, released her latest album last year entitled Strangers Again, which features the talents of Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Buffett, Don McLean, and Kris Kristofferson.

Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic fifty-album body of work and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” from her landmark 1967 album Wildflowers, has been entered into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Collins has garnered several top-ten hits and numerous gold- and platinum-selling albums. In 2008, contemporary and classic artists, such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen (who recently passed away), honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.

“Few performers seem as truly comfortable on stage, or can make an audience feel as comfortable, as Judy Collins does.”—TheaterMania

“A Judy Collins concert is a seamless flow of music and storytelling. . . . In recent years Ms. Collins has descended from the folk-goddess pedestal to emerge as a funny, self-effacing Irish-American storyteller, and the tension between her pristine singing voice and her salty reminiscences lends her shows a theatrical dimension.”—New York Times

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