Soul Singer Oleta Adams at El Camino College
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The last date listed for Singer Oleta Adams was Friday October 12, 2007 / 8:00pm.
Currently at El Camino College Center for the Arts--Marsee Auditorium:
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South Bay Ballet celebrates their tenth year of presenting an unforgettable Christmas tradition. Their world-class production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker features classically trained dancers and a creative, accessible interpretation. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the timeless story of young Clara, who dreams that her toy nutcracker soldier comes to life. Together they experience a fantastical adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. Under the artistic direction of Diane Lauridsen, this production of The Nutcracker at the Marsee Auditorium is the perfect family outing for the holiday season. Learn More
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Oleta Adams was born the daughter of a preacher and was raised with gospel music. In her youth her family moved to Yakima, Washington, which is sometimes shown as her place of birth.
Adams started her career in the early 1980s with two self financed albums which had limited success. In 1985, she was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, founders of the English pop band, Tears for Fears, whilst performing in a Kansas City, Missouri bar. They invited her to join their band as a singer on their next album The Seeds of Love.
In 1989, the LP was released and the single "Woman In Chains" - sung as a duet by Adams and Orzabal and with Phil Collins on drums - became her real first hit. Adams started her solo career in 1990 assisted by Orzabal who did the production. Her debut album Circle of One received much critical acclaim and she scored her biggest hit to date in 1991 with her Grammy nominated cover of Brenda Russell's "Get Here". 1991 also saw Adams contribute to the Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album, Two Rooms, on which appeared her version of John's 1974 hit "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me".
Her next album Evolution was also a commercial success. Her 1995 release, Moving On, saw Adams move more in the direction of R&B. Two years later she released the Christian themed Come Walk With Me.