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Paul Anka at State Theatre in New Jersey

Legendary singer/songwriter, Paul Anka will perform at New Brunswick, New Jersey's State Theatre on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8pm.

Paul Anka
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Tickets range from $35-125. Paul Anka, with a career spanning over 60 years, is noted for many of the most recognizable songs in history, including “She’s A Lady,” “My Way,” and “This Is It.”

His teen idol days and hit songwriting for Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones sky-rocketed him to fame, but his talent and dedication to his craft have made Anka an impressive force in the music industry. Paul Anka’s long awaited autobiography, My Way An Autobiography, and album Duets, featuring duets with Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, and more are out now. As a child, Anka sang in the choir at church and studied piano.

He excelled in his writing through journalism courses. By age 13, he formed the vocal group the Bobbysoxers. He performed at every amateur night possible. Not long after, he won a trip to New York by winning a Campbell’s soup contest for collecting soup can labels. In New York, he was determined to make his dream a reality as a singer/composer. In 1956, he traveled to Los Angeles and called every record company for an audition.

A meeting with Modern Records led to the release of Anka’s first single, “Blau-Wile Deverest Fontaine.” Still not achieving critical success, Anka did not give up. In 1957 he returned to New York, scoring a meeting with Don Costa, A&R man for ABC-Paramount Records. He played him his songs including “Diana.” The widespread success of Anka’s first hit, “Diana,” earned him his claim to fame.

Today, he continues to perform his hits like “My Way,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Lonely Boy,” “She’s A Lady,” and “(You’re) Having My Baby” live on stage.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ.

Paul Anka Tue, April 15 2014, 8pm $125, $85, $65, $45, $35 STATE THEATRE 15 Livingston Ave New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Ticket Office - 732-246-SHOW (7469) Online - www.StateTheatreNJ.org