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Friday, June 12, 2009

Anne Cochran at Cain Park Tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 3:45 PM


Anne Cochran’s musical career could easily have peaked as a singer performing with local special-occasion bands like Timmy and the Tuxedos and Nitebridge in the ’80s. As a wife and mother of two in Cleveland, her voice might have reached no further than the demos and commercials she sang on.

But her friend and Shaker Heights High School classmate, Jim Brickman, exploded as one of the biggest stars of instrumental pop following the release of his 1994 debut, No Words. And when he wanted to expand his music by adding vocals, he called on his old school pal Cochran. Since then, she’s toured and recorded extensively with Brickman, and released five albums of her own, including her latest, Close to Me, released last year. Her self-assured adult pop has found a broader audience, thanks to Brickman. But Cochran will be standing on her own when she showcases songs from her albums (and undoubtedly some of the tunes she’s recorded with Brickman) at Cain Park’s Evans Amphitheater at 8 p.m. tomorrow night. Tickets are $18-$23.

After that show, she’ll head to Niagara Falls where she’ll join Brickman and a number of other singers — including Jon Secada, Melinda Doolittle and Celtic Woman’s Orna Fallon — at the Avalon Theatre at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, where Brickman will tape two more shows to add to his burgeoning catalogue of PBS specials. On June 17, they’ll be taping a Christmas special; on June 18, they’ll be doing a new program called Beautiful World, based on Brickman’s travels, with a theme of crossing borders and bringing people together. Sounds like perfect pledge-drive material! —Anastasia Pantsios

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