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Love Songs from the Sinatra Songbook Featuring Hilary Kole at Algonquin Arts

January 20, 2009

Where: Algonquin Arts Theatre
When: Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8 pm
Ticket Price: Adults-$35 Seniors/Students-$33
Box Office: 732-528-9211 or www.algonquinarts.org

Manasquan, NJ - Algonquin Arts Theatre will be featuring sultry singing sensation Hilary Kole performing famous love songs from the Sinatra Songbook on Saturday February 7, 2009 at 8 pm. Songs such as The Best is Yet to Come, You and the Night and the Music, and I’ve Got the World on a String are but a few of the selections that will be performed. Audiences of all ages will be spell-bound by Hilary Kole’s superb vocal talents, as was the case last year when Ms. Kole’s performance, Singing Astaire, sold out at Algonquin Arts.

Hilary Kole co-created and originated the lead female roles in the critically acclaimed, award-winning Off-Broadway musicals, Our Sinatra (2000 MAC Award) and Singing Astaire. Ms. Kole has been hailed by critics as a "musical marvel!" (Rex Reed, New York Observer). When reviewing Kole's performance in The New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote, "swinging...sultry....sexy with a sharp-edged hint of brass in her voice...Kole locates the desperation and impatience lurking in Cole Porter's besotted lyrics." And Robert Daniels from Daily Variety said, "Kole is quite the prettiest young thrush on the club circuit...it's torch singing at its apex."

Ms. Kole began her professional career at the legendary Rainbow Room as the youngest singer ever to grace the stage. From there, she appeared in a sold-out run at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel and made her concert hall debut at Lincoln Center as part of the "American Songbook Series" with Jonathan Schwartz. In June of 2007, Ms. Kole appeared at Carnegie Hall during a tribute to Oscar Peterson, and in January, 2008, at the Canadian Tribute to Dr. Peterson at Roy Thompson Hall alongside Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Nancy Wilson. Hilary has appeared as a headliner in New York City at Town Hall (Nightlife Awards), Birdland, Iridium, the Jazz Standard, and at Zankel Hall with Michael Feinstein. In addition to appearing throughout the country with her two shows, Our Sinatra and Singing Astaire, Hilary has also performed at the Continental Airlines Arena, singing the National Anthem for sporting events, and has also been featured at the 92nd Street YMHA concert series Lyrics and Lyricists and Jazz in July with pianist Dick Hyman. Hilary debuted in Perugia, Italy in 2005 at the famed Umbria Jazz Festival, as well as the Nairn Jazz Festival in Nairn, Scotland, and throughout Spain.

Kole's television appearances include: CNN's Showbiz Today, Fox's Good Day New York, PBS, NBC's Today in New York, as well as a half hour feature on CN8's One on One with Steve Adubato in 2004. Hilary has also entertained throughout Manhattan including a Democratic Fundraiser for President Bill Clinton; an Emmy party in honor of Oprah Winfrey's Lifetime Achievement Award; the Helen Hays Awards; and as the featured entertainer at the movie premier parties for Maid in Manhattan starring Jennifer Lopez, and Mona Lisa Smile and Stepmom starring Julia Roberts. Hilary also appeared at the 2004 Super Bowl at the Houston Astrodome.

Tickets to see Hillary Kole perform Love Songs from the Sinatra Songbook live at Algonquin Arts are $35 for adults and $33 for seniors and students. Group rates are also available. To reserve seats or obtain more information, contact the box office at 732-528-9211 or [email protected]. More information can also be accessed at www.algonquinarts.org. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts is conveniently located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey’s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman’s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Janice & Jules Plangere III, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.