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Dominican Presents Singer/Songwriter Aimee Mann

Saturday, September 9, 2017

 

Dominican will kick off its 2017-2018 performing arts season on Saturday, September 23 with a concert by singer/songwriter Aimee Mann. Mann is touring as part of the release of her recent solo album, Mental Illness, which is included in Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2017—So Far.” She will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Performing Arts Center, 7900 W. Division Street, River Forest. NPR has called Mann one of the country’s top 10 living songwriters, along with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and the New York Times has referred to her as one of the finest songwriters of her generation. Since breaking onto the music scene in 1980s as the bassist and vocalist for the popular band, ‘Til Tuesday, whose 1985 debut album, “Voices Carry,” won MTV’s Best New Artist Award, Mann has been lauded for her intelligent lyrics and masterful melodies.She launched her solo career in 1990 and also has played with Ted Leo (of Ted Leo and The Pharmacists) in the duo, The Both.  She recorded original material for the soundtrack of Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 film, Magnolia, which earned a Grammy Award nomination for the song, “Save Me.” She also has appeared in movies and TV shows, including The Big Lebowski, and Portlandia.Tickets for the Aimee Mann concert start at $34. To buy tickets, visit the website or contact Dominican University’s Box Office at (708) 488-5000.