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Michel Legrand’s 50th Anniversary Tribute March 27

February 23, 2010 by  



Three-time Oscar and five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Michel Legrand will perform a tribute to his 50 years of music and movies at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 27. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets priced at $150, $85 and $62.50, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Saturday, Feb. 20 at noon and will be sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Over the course of his 50-year career, Legrand has composed more than 200 film and television scores as well as several musicals. Legrand was only 22 years old when his first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. He is a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist as well as accomplished arranger and conductor who performs with orchestras worldwide.

During the show, Legrand will conduct a 66-piece orchestra and perform with many of his superstar friends such as Jones, Flack, Warwick, Steve Lawrence, Melissa Manchester, Neil Sedaka, Jerry Lewis, Andy Williams, George Benson and Patti Page. The event will pay musical tribute to some of Legrand’s Academy Award-winning MGM movies including “Yentl,” “Thomas Crown Affair” and “Summer of 42.” The superstar extravaganza also will be captured on film for a made-for-TV-special to air at a later date.

“I am thrilled to have the honor to produce and work with Michel Legrand and such an ensemble cast,” said Vincent Vellardita, producer and president of Valencia Entertainment. “Legrand is a musical genius and for many years has touched people in all age groups with his work. We have commitments from some of the biggest names in the industry to take part in this television special and we look forward to announcing them in the next few weeks.”

Legrand recorded more than 100 albums with international musical stars who span the genres of jazz, variety, and classical, to name a few. He has worked with such diverse musicians as Phil Woods, Ray Charles, Perry Como, Neil Diamond, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, James Ingram, Jack Jones, Kiri te Kanawa, Frankie Laine, Tereza Kesovija, Johnny Mathis, Jessye Norman, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan and Regine Velasquez, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Legrand has earned an Emmy nomination, 13 Oscar nominations which resulted in the three victories as well as the five GRAMMY Awards.

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