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Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2001

Jim Brickman schedules March concerts in Hawai'i

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Editor

Jim Brickman, who has created some of the most romantic songs known to pop music, is returning to Hawaii for a pair of concerts in March, one on Maui, the other in Honolulu.

Brickman is known as America’s romantic poet of the piano, the cornerstone of the format called "adult radio." His may not be a household name, but those who hear his music clearly know him, since he has had phenomenal success with his original chansons d’amour aimed at audiences, including baby boomers, seeking melodies of this type.

He is best known for his composition "Valentine," on which he plays piano to Martina McBride’s lead vocal. Among other hits: "Love of My Life" with Michael W. Smith; "The Gift," featuring Collin Raye and Susan Ashton; "Your Love," with Michelle Wright; and "After All These Years," with Anne Cochran.

"My Romance: An Evening With Jim Brickman," pegged to his latest CD and video, will be presented as follows:

Maui: 7:30 p.m. March 2, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets: $25 ($12.50 for children 12 and under), on sale at the box office. Charge by phone: (808) 242-SHOW.

Honolulu: 8 p.m. March 3, at the Hawaii Theatre. Tickets: $30, at the box office. Charge by phone: 528-0506.

Cochran will accompany Brickman in both Hawaii performances.

His latest CD and video are based on a recent PBS TV special, on which guest artists included singers Donny Osmond and Olivia Newton-John, and saxophonist Dave Koz.

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