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Scranton Cultural Center hosts virtual Christmas concert with Jim Brickman on Nov. 29

Scranton Cultural Center hosts virtual Christmas concert with Jim Brickman on Nov. 29
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From a press release:

Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by winter storm this holiday season with the Comfort & Joy at Home 2020 Virtual Tour. A portion of each ticket purchased for the live event on Sunday, Nov. 29 will benefit the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.

Fans and their families can enjoy this unique virtual concert experience from the comfort of home while supporting the downtown Scranton venue during this challenging time.

Brickman will bring the concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own hit songs, such as “The Gift,” “Sending You a Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes,” and “If You Believe.” He will warm the hearts of all as sweet sounds of faith and love make spirits bright, bringing family and friends together for anything but a silent night. His Christmas tradition continues with a front row experience like never before, starting at 4 p.m. on Nov. 29.

Tickets, which are $40, $75, and $125, are on sale now at Packages include an interactive Zoom Room, virtual meet and greets, and Christmas gifts delivered to your door.

Jim Brickman is the bestselling solo pianist of our time, earning 22 No. 1 albums and 33 Top 20 radio singles in the industry bible, Billboard Magazine. He’s garnered two Grammy Award nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music.

Brickman is one of pop music’s most fascinating success stories. He jumped from a career as a jingle writer of famous tunes for advertising to reviving the romantic standard of the popular song. His first album, “No Words,” was released in 1995, and he’s gone on to sell eight million albums worldwide since then.

His star-studded vocal collaborations have crossed genres to feature luminaries like Lady Antebellum, Carly Simon, Michael W. Smith, Herb Alpert, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, John Oates, Martina McBride, Wayne Brady, Jane Krakowski, and countless country, Broadway, pop, and jazz musicians. He’s written three bestselling books, starred in five TV concert specials, and is in the 22nd season of hosting the popular syndicated radio show “The Jim Brickman Show.”

New in 2020, the “Brickman Bedtime Story” podcast can be seen on Facebook Live and heard on Pandora, Apple, Spotify, and iHeartRadio every Tuesday night. A true artist that lives and breathes the music he creates, Brickman is thrilled to introduce fans to a groundbreaking live virtual concert experience this holiday season.