September 30, 2014

An Evening With Richard Marx at Pepperdine, Feb. 28

 

Pepperdine University Center for the Arts presents a solo acoustic concert by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Richard Marx at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at Smothers Theatre on the University's Malibu campus.

As a performer, songwriter and producer, Marx has enjoyed a nearly three-decades-long career that has had plenty of highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums, starting with his self-titled debut, which went to No. 8 and spawned four Top Five singles, including the chart-topping "Hold On to the Nights," with "Don't Mean Nothing" earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance-Male. The follow-up, 1989's “Repeat Offender,” was even more successful, hitting No.1 and going quadruple-Platinum with two No.1 singles in "Satisfied" and "Right Here Waiting." To this day he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top Five on the Billboard charts.

With all of his many accomplishments, Marx has long harbored a desire to record a Christmas album to make good on a promise to his late grandmother. With Christmas Spirit, released by TourDForce through INgrooves Fontana, he fulfilled that commitment in grand style.

Marx has also made a commitment to several causes, donating royalties to build a room at the NYU Medical Center for pediatric cancer patients; his 1989 recording of "Children of the Night," brought attention to the plight of homeless children on the streets; and raised more than $500,000 for the Children of the Night Foundation.

Marx has also performed numerous benefit concerts over the years; has hosted an annual event in Chicago for the Ronald McDonald House Charities since 2008; and organized an annual all-star benefit concert for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising more than $4 million for research to cure the disease.

Limited tickets, priced at $20, $36 and $40 for the public, and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available by calling (310) 506-4522 or online at http://arts.pepperdine.edu/.

For more information: http://richardmarx.com/

The Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, is located at 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265.