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“Love & Payne” Bring Beautiful Music to Cerritos

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The New York show “Love and Payne” starring Darlene Love and Freda Payne arrives on the West Coast with its debut performance at the Cerritos Center, Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m.

Produced by Michael Feinstein and Allen J. Sviridoff, the duo of pop divas offers an evening of greatest hits as well as R&B, standards, gospel and jazz. Tickets are now on sale at the Cerritos Center Ticket Office, by calling (800) 300-4345 or online at www.cerritoscenter.com. Ticket prices range from $30-$50.

First presented in September, 2002 at Feinstein’s at the Regency, “Love and Payne” has earned critical and audience acclaim. “It’s a brand new show about relationships with songs from the worlds of R&B, standards, gospel and jazz,” the ladies explain.

“We’ve both covered a lot of ground in our lives so far, and want to share with an audience a perspective on what we have, what we’ve lost and what we desire.” The concert includes a memorable evening of duets such as contemporary hits “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” as well as the artists’ greatest hits and favorites like Jack Warden/Harry Warren’s “At Last,” sung by Love and Bill Winter’s “Use Me,” performed by Payne.

Darlene Love has been hailed as one of the greatest singers in popular music. From her first number one recording, “He’s a Rebel,” through her string of label hits, including “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “He’s Sure the Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” and “Christmas Baby, Please Come Home,” Love is synonymous with success in the music industry.

She has also proven herself a talented actress on stage and screen, starring as Danny Glover’s wife in the Lethal Weapons films and lighting up Broadway in musicals like Grease and the Tony Award nominated Leader of the Pack.

Freda Payne is a celebrated R&B and jazz singer known for the classic hits “Band of Gold,” “Deeper and Deeper” and “Bring the Boys Home.” In the 1960’s, she toured with the Quincy Jones and Bob Crosby bands and recorded her debut solo album for the legendary Impulse! Records.

In recent years, she has been seen on stage in theatrical productions such as Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sophisticated Ladies, Blues in the Night, Jelly’s Last Jam and the play A Change is Gonna Come.

Don’t miss this special one night only engagement of Love & Payne at the Cerritos Center. For tickets or more information, call (800) 300-4345 or go online to www.cerritoscenter.com.

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