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Legendary ‘Voice of Romance’ Johnny Mathis sings at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 5

Legendary ‘Voice of Romance’ Johnny Mathis sings at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 5
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From a press release:

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. with his Voice of Romance Tour, performing some of his greatest hits and personal favorites as part of the Wells Fargo Concerts and Comedy series.

Tickets, which are $50, $75, and $100, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, iconic singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-signed artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories – from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold over 350 million records worldwide. During his extensive career, he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, and ranks as the all-time No. 6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s Pop Album charts. He has received five Grammy nominations and, in 2003, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.