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Jewel Greatest Hits TourPosted Feb. 7, 2013
The Jewel Greatest Hits Tour has just been added to the Performing Arts Center schedule at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia. Acclaimed singer, songwriter Jewel will perform solo and acoustic June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Jewel Greatest Hits Tour performance range from $46 - $66 and go on sale Feb. 14. Pre-sales for Performing Arts Center members and the Jewel Fan Club will take place Feb. 11. Performing Arts Center package buyers can purchase tickets beginning Feb. 13. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.tusc.kent.edu/pac or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking is available for all shows.
A few of Jewel's hits include "Who Will Save Your Soul," "You Were Meant for Me" and "Foolish Games." Her insightful love ballad, "Satisfied," received a Grammy nomination for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance."
Among Jewel's many accolades are four Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award. In 1999, she was presented the prestigious Governors Award from the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS). The award, now known as the "Recording Academy Honors" award, recognizes those whose creative talents and accomplishments have crossed all musical boundaries and have been recognized as an asset to our music community.
From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, Jewel, hailed by the New York Times as a "songwriter bursting with talents," has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career. Her singular style and beauty continuously land her on the covers of such diverse magazines as Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, In Style, Glamour and Seventeen. Stuff listed her among its "102 Sexiest Women in the World" while Blender went further, crowning her "rock's sexiest poet."
In 2011, Jewel and her husband Ty Murray welcomed baby Kase Townes to the world. Soon after, the singer released The Merry Goes'Round, her second children's album with Fisher-Price® and Somerset Entertainment. The album, written while pregnant and inspired by Kase, appeals to kids and parents alike and includes more than 15 songs and four classics such as The Green Grass Grows All Around and My Favorite Things, plus new whimsical Jewel story-telling originals. The album was named iTunes Children's Album of the Year in 2011.
In September 2012, Jewel released a picture book and CD based on a song from The Merry Goes 'Round. The book, That's What I'd Do, is perfect for bedtime sharing again-and-again. In addition, Jewel is portraying June Carter Cash in the Lifetime movie based on Cash's life. The film is due to be released this year.
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Feb. 7, 2013