Recording Legend Gordon Lightfoot to Perform in Center for the Arts

By Kelli Bocock-Natale

Release Date: February 9, 2001

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts will present recording legend Gordon Lightfoot in a concert to be held at 8 p.m. April 22 in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus. The concert is co-presented by UBASE.

Lightfoot's work is known by millions of fans around the world, with hit songs that include "Early Morning Rain," "Canadian Railroad Trilogy," "Cotton Jenny," "Don Quixote," "Sundown," "Shadows," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Carefree Highway," "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," "Beautiful," "Alberta Bound" and "Ribbon of Darkness."

He has received many accolades over the course of his extraordinary career, including platinum and gold albums, four Grammy nominations and a total of 16 Juno awards, including the Juno Hall of Fame Award. As a musical ambassador, Lightfoot has also been awarded the prestigious Order of Canada.

The list of artists who have recorded his material includes: Peter, Paul and Mary, Marty Robbins, Richie Havens, Glenn Campbell, Anne Murray, Nana Mouskouri, Harry Belefonte, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand and many more.

Tickets for Gordon Lightfoot are $35, $32 and $29 and are available from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday in the Center for the Arts Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's and Movies Plus. To charge tickets call 852-5000, groups 645-6771, in Canada 416-870-8000. For more information, call 645-ARTS or visit the Center's Web site at http://www.arts.buffalo.edu.