Saturday, February 8, 2014


For pizzazz personified, look no further than the four decades of song stylings by Sheena Easton.  Born in Scotland, she debuted as a performer at the tender age of five when she sang "Early One Morning" at her aunt and uncle's silver wedding anniversary.  But it wasn't until she was a teenager, sitting in a movie theater and seeing and hearing Barbra Streisand in "The Way We Were" that she realized her goal in life:  to become a singer like Barbra.

And what a singer she is, and international recording artist and stage and television film actress.  Earning a scholarship to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasglow, she trained by day to be a speech and drama teacher but, by night, she indulged her real dream, singing with a band, "Something Else" at local clubs.  As a virtual unknown, she was fortunate enough to be the focus episode of a British documentary "The Big Time" which followed her turn from obscurity to pop-star fame, winning a record contract with EMI Record Company in the late 1970's in the process.

To become personally acquainted with this jewel of a performer, head straight for the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts , on the campus of Sacred Heart University, on that most appropriately romantic date of Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m. for "Sheena Easton Live in Concert."

With Petula Clark and Lulu, she became the first United Kingdom female solo artist ever to top the United States Hot 100.  Sheena is the only artist in the history of the U.S. Billboards to have top 5 hits on each of the Billboard key charts at the same time, "Morning Train" (9-5) (Pop, Adult, Contemporary), "We Got Tonight" with Kenny Rogers (Country), "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair) (Dance) and "Sugar Walls (R and B).

Easton has sung the James Bond 007 title songs in "For Your Eyes Only" and "The Man with the Golden Gun" as well as performed the voice of Sasha LaFleur in "All Dogs Go to Heaven 2", "Indecent Proposal," on Broadway in "Man of La Mancha" and on television in programs like "Highlander" and "Miami Vice."  Now she frequently headlines in Las Vegas.

For tickets ($35, students, seniors and faculty $25), call the Edgerton Center, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield at 203-371-7908 or online at  What a romantic Valentine's Day treat for your sweetie.

Come hear two-time Grammy Award winning pop star and actress Sheena Easton, who also boasts 7 Gold Albums and 1 Platinum as she croons "For Your Eyes Only" as only a "Modern Girl" can do.

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