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Close to You: Tribute to the Carpenters

  • Paramount Theatre 125 4th Avenue Northeast Austin, MN, 55912 United States (map)

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Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters’ beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits. Now singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenters classics with Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters.

Lisa Rock has been performing to sold-out crowds for years. She’s written more than 15 original concerts and cabarets that have been seen across the country. Now, Rock has arranged a 6-piece band, complete with back-up singers, and together they are dedicated to creating a Carpenters experience like no other. Rock’s amazing four octave range allows her to sing the hits like “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” in their original key, keeping the songs genuine and more recognizable for the audience. “When she hits the lower range of her marvelous voice,” notes critic Alan Bresloff, “if you close your eyes, you can see Karen Carpenter’s face.”

The spring 2018 season is supported by contributions from Edward Jones, Family Eye Care and First Farmers & Merchants Bank. 

Supporters of the Close to You show on May 5 are Greg Meyer State Farm Insurance, The Joseph Company, Schammel Electric, Inc. and Turtle Creek Construction. 

Bent Paddle Brewery is sponsoring the cash bar at Rogue Valley, Captain Gravitone's Banjo Hour and Close to You. 

Thanks to our show sponsors:

And Turtle Creek Construction!

And a HUGE thanks to our season sponsors:

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The cash bar is made available by the support of our craft beer sponsor