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Experience "An Evening With Judy "

Published: Mon 5 Dec 2005 12:04 AM
Legendary Performer comes to New Zealand!
Experience "An Evening With Judy Collins"
New Zealand Concert Tour
On Sale Now at Ticketek
For Immediate Release: Sunday, December 4, 2005
The "voice of generations", JUDY COLLINS will perform three concerts in New Zealand in April 2006 (details below).
Please note - JUDY COLLINS performs the entire show - there is no supporting act.
Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her remarkable career has spanned more than 40 years, she has released more than 40 albums and has garnered several Grammy nominations.
At 13, Judy Collins made her public debut performing Mozart's "Concerto for Two Pianos" but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Judy Collins' love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love with the guitar. In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at the age of 22 and began a thirty-five year association with Jac Holzman and Elektra Records.
Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her classic 1967 album, Wildflowers. "Both Sides Now" has since been entered into the Grammy's Hall of Fame. Winning "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy's Awards show was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical "A Little Night Music." And then there was her version of "Amazing Grace", that became the international hit of this song.
Judy Collins is also the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. Her newest book, "Sanity & Grace" chronicles her recovery from her son Clark's suicide, in 1992, at age 33. Sanity & Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength is a deeply moving memoir.
The book speaks to all who have endured the sorrow of losing a loved one before their time. In the depths of her suffering, Judy found relief by reaching out to others for help and support. Now, she extends her hand to comfort other survivors whose lives have been affected by similar tragedy.
ENDS

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