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LYNDA CARTER LIGHTS UP DPO POPS OPENER

Opening concerts of Kettering Health Network SuperPops series November 4-5 feature star of stage and screen best known for role as “Wonder Woman”

 

DAYTON OH (October 21-2011) – The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2011-2012 Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series will open with concerts featuring actress and singer Lynda Carter on Friday and Saturday, November 4 & 5, 8 p.m. both nights at the Schuster Center.   

Although she’s best known as TV’s “Wonder Woman” and as Miss World USA, the core of Lynda Carter’s career has always been singing and songwriting. A native Arizonan, she started her vocal career in high school, even opening with her band in Las Vegas at the tender age of 17 (being under 21, she had to enter the casinos through the kitchen). Besides the hit Wonder Woman TV show, which ran from 1975-1979, first on ABC and then later on CBS, her roles have spanned 8 movie and 27 television roles. Her recent 2009 studio CD, At Last, has garnered widespread acclaim. Her repertoire ranges widely across Swing, Motown, Sixties Rock & Pop, Romantic Standards and her own songs.  Her concerts in Dayton will seamlessly blend her own top-notch backing band with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Neal Gittleman.  

Tickets for the November 4-5 concerts range from $23 - $76 and are available by calling (888) 228-3630 or by ordering on the web at www.daytonphilharmonic.com.

The Dayton Philharmonic’s 2011-2012 SuperPops Series is sponsored by Kettering Health Network.   The performance of Saturday, November 5 is the 2011-2012 season Culture Works Recognition Night.

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About Lynda Carter
Best known for winning our hearts as Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter is an accomplished singer who has performed to rave reviews before sell-out crowds around the world. In addition to her long acting career, Lynda has the distinction of producing and starring in five highly rated network television specials, several of which were Emmy-nominated. She has appeared onstage with many of the world's most popular singers, including Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bob Hope, George Benson, and Ben Vereen.

Lynda made her professional singing debut at fourteen in Tempe, Arizona, and has studied classical dance and piano. In 1973, she won the Miss World-U.S.A. title and shortly thereafter outdistanced hundreds of other actresses for the part of "Wonder Woman," a character she infused with such depth and humor that it has become one of the most indelible characters in TV history. Her fame led to her becoming the “face” of Maybelline Cosmetics, and she remained Maybelline’s top model for over a decade. But her roots remained with her music.

“Singing is in my soul”, says Lynda. “I was on the road performing in my teens and traveled from the Catskills to Las Vegas and from San Francisco to the saloons in Texas”.  An engaging storyteller, she takes her audience on a journey where her life story and her music intertwine.

Though Lynda continued to act in films and television, she left the road when she had children to raise her young family. She returned to live performing in 2006, appearing on the London stage with an acclaimed star turn in “Chicago.” In 2007, Lynda started touring again in venues across the country with her band of Nashville all-stars.  She recently served as Grand Marshall for the DC AIDS Walk and is a supporter of the Whitman Walker Clinic as well as many other charitable organizations.

For information on future tour dates and cds, visit www.lyndacarter.com.



About the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in the community. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performances are made possible in part by Montgomery County and Culture Works, the single largest source of community funds for the arts and culture in the Miami Valley. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, a state agency created to foster and encourage the development of the arts and to preserve Ohio's cultural heritage. Funding from the Ohio Arts Council is an investment of state tax dollars that promotes economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohio residents.

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