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Singer Harry Connick, Jr. takes ‘New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration’ to Bethlehem on June 17

Singer Harry Connick, Jr. takes ‘New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration’ to Bethlehem on June 17
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From a press release:

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, and television show host Harry Connick, Jr. will bring “A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration” to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, June 17 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $79.50, $99.50, and $125, plus applicable fees, are on sale now and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Harry Connick, Jr.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world. He has received three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements in film and television, and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer.

The foundation of Connick’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. Over the past three decades, he has established himself as a musician, singer, and composer par excellence, a legendary live performer, and a bestselling artist with millions of CDs sold around the world. Connick has also made his mark as an actor in over 19 films (such as “Dolphin Tale,” “Hope Floats,” “P.S. I Love You,” “Copycat”), on television (“American Idol,” “Will & Grace,” “South Pacific”) and on Broadway (“Pajama Game,” “Thou Shalt Not”). He also created the holiday musical “The Happy Elf” and attended the premiere at the Scranton Cultural Center in 2014.

In the fall of 2016, Connick launched “Harry,” a nationally syndicated daytime television show hosted by Connick and featuring his touring band. “Harry” is a daily hour of family-friendly television that seeks to entertain, uplift, and inspire. The show also reflects the unparalleled entertainment skills of Connick’s varied career, and the television industry recognized the debut season of “Harry” with five Emmy nominations, including a nomination for Best Host and a Critics’ Choice nomination for Best Talk Show.

Despite his busy career, Connick has always found the time to be charitable and has done some of his most important work in his efforts to help New Orleans rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He, along with friend Branford Marsalis, conceived of “Musicians’ Village,” a community in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Musicians’ Village provides homes for Katrina-displaced musicians, and its focal point, the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, is an after-school teaching facility for children, a performance hall and recording studio for musicians, and a gathering place for the community.

Connick’s honors, including his induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, honorary doctorates from Tulane and Loyola Universities, and the Jefferson Award for Public Service, have not led him. to slow his creative pace; they only confirm his determination to apply his talents in ways that prove inspirational to other artists and publicly spirited citizens.