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Dec '19

k.d. lang

Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:00pm

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k.d lang and the Siss Boom Bang bring their North American tour to the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Friday, May 25, performing music from their latest release, Sing it Loud, plus favorites from throughout lang’s career.

k.d. lang is that rare performer who, over 25 years as a major-label artist, has matured before our very ears. She launched her career with a blend of country-rock stylings and playfully punk-like attitude; back then, she practically put the alternative in alt-country. Over more than two decades, k.d. lang has released 15 studio albums and received four Grammy Awards.

The 1989 Grammy Award-winning Absolute Torch and Twang  (Best Female Country Vocal Performance) combined her love of country with increasingly sophisticated, emotive torch singing typified by "Pullin' Back the Reins." With the 1992, platinum-selling Ingenue she had fashioned a sound all her own: an elegant and impassioned adult contemporary approach. That yielded her biggest hit, "Constant Craving," as well as another Grammy, this time for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. On subsequent releases, lang continued to both fine-tune and expand the parameters of her songwriting and her repertoire

Hymns of the 49th Parallel, her 2005 Nonesuch Records debut, lang presented a version of her own "Simple." lang's interpretation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" has become, along with her cover of Roy Orbison's "Crying," an in-concert showstopper. Her 2008 studio release, Watershed, was her first effort acting as producer along with singer and songwriter.

In 2010, lang marked the 25th anniversary of her recording debut with Recollection, a career retrospective. Lang’s latest release Sing it Loud  is the award-winning singer-songwriter’s first record made entirely with a band of her own since the pair of albums with the Reclines that launched her groundbreaking career over 20 years ago.

 “The big, beautiful voice of k.d. lang swoops, purrs and soars" on the album, says the Los Angeles Times. USA Today says it "nods to lang's alt-country roots while reinforcing her reputation as a singer of genre-defying dexterity and beauty."

lang's work has been featured in movies (the lang/Orbison duet version of "Crying" was originally recorded for a teen comedy called Hiding Out) and she has collaborated, in the studio and on stage, with many other pop and country performers, including Bonnie Raitt and Elton John. But her best-known collaboration has been with veteran crooner Tony Bennett, with whom she recorded the 2002 Wonderful World duets album and continues to tour regularly, often in symphonic settings. Bennett may, in fact, be her biggest fan and he declared to the press what so many fans have come to believe over the last two and a half decades: "She's the best singer of her generation."

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