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February 23, 2013
Former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar
Saturday, February 23
8pm & 10pm $32
According to one Rolling Stone writer, Howard Hewett is the premier vocalist in the post - Marvin Gaye era of romantic pop. Like Gaye, Howard Hewett soars to new heights and seduces his audience. It is no wonder Howard Hewett is responsible for selling some ten million records; his voice is irresistible.
Howard Hewett first burst on the scene as lead singer of Shalamar, the successful post - disco group which topped the charts in both the U.S. and U. K. "Second Time Around," featuring Howard, was a near two - million seller. "For the Lover in You," co-written by Hewett and reinterpreted in It's Time, was another major hit. "Dancing in the Sheets," "A Night to Remember" are just a few more of the Hewett - led smash hits that Shalamar enjoyed as a group.
In the mid-eighties, Howard Hewett’s solo career rocketed. The first single released on his own, I'm For Real," zoomed to number one. A series of hits followed, such as "Stay," "I Commit to Love," "Strange Relationship," "Once, Twice, Three Times," and "Show Me." What's more, Howard Hewett’s original "Say Amen" earned the status of a modern gospel classic, enjoying across the board airplay.