Classic American standards with Debby Boone and Steve Tyrell

| 02 May 2012 | 12:35

MORRISTOWN — Vocalists Steve Tyrell and Debby Boone perform an evening of classic American standards, Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $42 to $77.

Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. The Grammy winner has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world. His hits "The Way You Look Tonight," "The Simple Life," "Crush On You" and "The Sunny Side of The Street," have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He's held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key adult contemporary radio.

Debby Boone performs a program entitled "Reflections of Rosemary," a tribute to the music of her late mother in law, Rosemary Clooney.

The performance is based on her Concord Records release of the same name. The CD is a collection of 14 standards chosen for their significance in Boone's life with Clooney, led by hers and Clooney's Musical Director, John Oddo.

"I wanted to select songs that would give an insight into Rosemary from a family perspective, and from the more than 30 years that I spent with her," said Boone.

Boone is best known for "You Light Up My Life" which is ranked number 7 in the Sept. 20, 2008 Billboard Magazine's 50th Anniversary Special Issue on The Definitive List of The Hot 100s All-Time Top-Charting Songs of the last five decades.