Humperdinck brings world-renowned talent to suburbs
Engelbert Humperdinck is a powerhouse. He performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman," sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 1996 Daytona 500, and has performed in the most prestigious venues across the world.
He could go anywhere. And he's coming here.
Humperdinck will perform 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet.
With over 150 million records sold, Humperdinck has found success with audiences around the world. The Golden Globe Award-winning singer's top hits include "Release Me," "The Last Waltz" and the American favorite "After the Lovin'."
His career has been defined by variety, writing songs for charities, including the American Red Cross, while contributing to the soundtrack of 1996 film "Beavis and Butt-head Do America."
Crossing genres, Humperdinck has collaborated with Tony Bennett, Elton John and Grammy Living Legend Award-winner Smokey Robinson, who performed at the Genesee Theatre in 2014.
The Rialto Square Theatre is located at 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet. For more information, contact rialtosquare.com.
Troy Kelleher is a freelance writer.
Rialto Square Theatre, 102 N. Chicago St., Joliet
Tickets: Sold out
Information: 815-726-6600 or rialtosquare.com
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On This Day: 25 Years Ago
Caring crooner Engelbert Humperdinck is backing the battle to save an old people's home from closure.
The international singing superstar turned up at De Montfort House, Narborough Road, Leicester, on Saturday, to show his support.
He said: "It is absolutely vital that this place stays open, because it provides such a marvellous service for the elderly.
"I've been really touched by the standard of care here. When you get old, you need expert help and the company of others in the same situation. Loneliness is a terrible thing."
De Montfort House, which caters for 51 residents, is one of four homes in Leicestershire that the County Council are considering closing down.
The council claims De Montfort, like the three others shortlisted, has a high level of vacancies, unsuitable accommodation, a bad location and is in a poor state of repair.
But Mrs Wendy Derbyshire, whose father lives at the home, said:
"We're determined to fight this all the way. My dad loves it here and doesn't want to move because of the friendly atmosphere."
She added that a decision will be taken on the home's future in November. Already a 600-strong petition has been handed to officials at County Hall.
By Leicester Mercury | Posted: July 30, 2015
Engelbert Humperdinck - Live In South Africa November 2015
Legendary Engelbert Humperdinck will be performing in South Africa at the Grand Arena, Cape Town for one show only on 21 November, followed by two shows at the Teatro at Montecasino on 24 and 25 November. Shows begin at 20h00 and tickets are now on sale at www.showtime.co.za
Engelbert Humperdinck films at Westgate; tours Graceland presents ELVIS: THE EXHIBITION
Las Vegas Informer, July 23, 2015
Legendary international superstar Engelbert Humperdinck was at the Westgate for three days last week filming segments for a documentary being produced about his life and his 50-year career. The handsome entertainer with the golden voice, who still tours the world playing to sold-out crowds, filmed scenes on the stage of the main showroom, where he was a major headliner attraction for nearly a decade when the hotel was the Las Vegas Hilton.
Engelbert also toured Graceland presents ELVIS: THE EXHIBITION at the hotel and filmed a segment there as well. He and Elvis were good friends and they often attended each other’s shows and spent time together backstage. Elvis confided to his bodyguard that Engelbert was “like the twin brother he had lost at birth.” Indeed, the two bore a striking resemblance to each other and even dressed similarly on stage. But Engelbert had the unique hairstyle first- he came on the music scene and gained recognition with his unusual name and his long black sideburns, the latter of which Elvis “stole” from Engelbert, which Engelbert enjoys teasing about today. The tour of the museum was very nostalgic for him and he enjoyed it immensely.
Engelbert just returned from a tour of England, Israel, and Belgium and he heads to Chile next week to perform.
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Doctor of Music recognised by fan base with gift to University of Leicester Library
Posted by ap507 at May 01, 2015 11:59 AM , University of Leicester
Fans of Engelbert Humperdinck have honoured his 50 years in the music industry by sponsoring a reader's chair for the David Wilson Library.
The chair will be placed on the top floor of the Library where 2 other chairs - donated to mark Engelbert's 40 and 45 years in the industry - are already located.
Members of the 'Engelbert in the UK' fan club are keen to celebrate the singer's tremendous international contribution by making the gift to the University based in his home city of Leicester.
Engelbert was honoured by the University of Leicester in 2006 when he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music.
University Librarian Caroline Taylor said: "We’re delighted that members of the Engelbert in the UK fan club have chosen to sponsor a third Library chair in honour of Engelbert Humperdinck's amazing 50 years in the music industry. This will be a source of pride and inspiration to the many generations of students who will use the chairs over the coming years."
The Vitra's Visavis 2 chair was selected in consultation with the University's students - not only is this a design classic, but it is also very comfortable for long periods of study.