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“Rewind” to a Time When Power Ballads Were Big and the Hair Was Bigger as Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates the Music of the 80s

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
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DAYTON, OH (July 9, 2015) – On Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the leadership of Conductor Patrick Reynolds, will present Rewind: Celebrating the Music of the 80s, the fourth and final concert in the 2015 Summer in the City Musical Festival.  Associate Sponsor for this concert is Vectren. The DPAA Innovation Partner for this performance and all DPAA performances in the 2015-2016 season is the DP&L Foundation—Powering Innovation in the Performing Arts.

Top Ten artist Sheena Easton and award-winning Broadway performer and singer Sam Harris will take the stage with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Patrick Reynolds to bring a playlist of awesome 1980s tunes back to the future when they perform righteous hits from Wham!, Kool and the Gang, Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Toto, and of course, their own hits!  Ms. Easton and Mr. Harris will be backed by Rewind: Celebrating the Music of the 80s, a full, high-impact band prepared to “take audiences back in time on a fun-filled musical journey of hits from the decade when parachute pants were cool and frizzy hair was in style.” Rewind: Celebrating the Music of the 80s is produced by TCG Productions and exclusively represented by The Cooking Group.

Concertgoers will be in for a treat as they rock out to some of the best hits of the 80s, including "Rosanna," "Footloose," "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Saving All My Love for You," "With or Without You, " "Jessie's Girl," "Celebration, " "Separate Ways," "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Love Lift Us Up (Where We Belong)," "Open Arms," "Faith," "Time After Time," "We've Got Tonight," "Don't Stop Believing," Sam Harris’s breathtaking "Over the Rainbow," and of course, Sheena Easton’s fabulous "For Your Eyes Only" and  "Morning Train."

Sheena Easton, international recording artist and stage and television/film actress, topped the US Hot 100 in 1983, making her the third UK female solo artist to do so (after Petula Clark and Lulu). She’s a two-time Grammy winner with six nominations. She has five Gold albums and one Platinum album on her résumé. Ms. Easton is the first artist to ever hold a Top 5 hit on five different Billboard charts consecutively.

Sam Harris is known for taking the Grand Champion singer title on Star Search during its premiere season in 1983. He gained wide acclaim and became known for his winning rendition of the song "Over the Rainbow." His first single on Motown, "Sugar Don't Bite," hit the Top 40 in 1986. He has toured extensively, playing to sold-out audiences at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Universal Amphitheatre and London's West End. He is a Drama League Award Winner.

Tickets for Rewind: Celebrating the Music of the 80s range from $17 to $69 and are available by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 or visiting online at Senior, student, and military discounts are available at the box office. For more information or to order subscriptions to the Summer in the City Music Festival or other flexible subscription types that include performances by Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera and Dayton Ballet, visit


About the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance was formed in July 2012 as the result of a groundbreaking and innovative merger between the Dayton Ballet, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, they are the largest performing arts organization in the community, offering a tremendous variety of performance and education programs and setting a new standard for artistic excellence.  Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance also receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.  The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is proud to be one of five performing arts organizations in the country selected to receive a three-year "Music Alive" grant from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.
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