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As part of his new 20+ city national tour, Harry Connick, Jr. will perform two shows in the Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8 p.m.—making Strathmore the only venue hosting back-to-back concerts during this tour. The shows will feature music from Connick’s vast musical catalog, including songs from his most recent releases Smokey Mary and Every Man Should Know. To date, Connick has released 29 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and garnered sales of 28 million. Tickets are currently on sale to Strathmore Stars, and will be available to the general public on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
With Every Man Should Know, Connick triumphs once again with a depth of feeling that signals another milestone for one of the music world’s most multi-faceted artists. Critics have been quick to agree with People Magazine calling it “impressive,” and the Boston Globe saying the album features “his most thoughtful and personal songs to date” and says it’s “an album that every Harry Connick, Jr. fan should own.”
Connick recently returned for a second year as judge on “American Idol,” with season 14 of the show premiering in January 2015. Since his addition to the judges’ panel, critics and fans alike have praised Connick’s contributions to the show, with Variety proclaiming that Connick “brings fun back to American Idol,” and Entertainment Weekly raving that he brings a “frank honesty but also lighthearted energy” to the show, “offering thoughtful critiques” resulting in a “fun, rollicking viewing experience.” Regarding his debut as a judge in season 13, USA Today stated that “Connick deserves most of the praise for what promises to be a creative turnaround for Idol… While Connick can be as tough as he needs to be, he’s also charming, engaging and, when he wants to be, hysterically funny.”