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February 2012 - Nr. 2

Two performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Prime Tickets $54.00
Regular Tickets $49.00
Matinee Single Tickets $26.00

For Tickets call
905-305-SHOW (7469)
or toll-free 1-866-768-8801

Box Office Hours:
Mon – Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

After more than 30 years in the music business, Canadian Dan Hill's remarkable career includes a Grammy, five Junos, four platinum and two gold albums. He has written and produced songs for Céline Dion, Alan Jackson and Britney Spears, and has licensed his songs for countless Hollywood movies. The Grammy and Juno award-winning recording artist and accomplished author, known for his long string of hit songs, like Sometimes When We Touch, mixes story and song in stripped-down, intimate performances around the world. Dan Hill performs at the Markham Theater at 2p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012.

Toronto native, Juno award-winner Dan Hill began writing songs at age 14 and was playing professionally in small gatherings by 17. Two years later, Dan was signed to GRT Records in Canada and quickly began his rise to fame. Growing up, Hill listened to Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Hill credits Sinatra as a primary influence on his musical delivery and phrasing. In 1977, Hill’s album, Longer Fuse, and the hit single Sometimes When We Touch sealed his international success. It also gave him his third Canadian Gold album. The single Sometimes When We Touch gave Hill his first co-writing experience with the highly talented Barry Mann. The song was later covered by Tina Turner and Rod Stewart. Hill was named ‘Top New Male Vocalist’ in both Cashbox and Record World, won multiple Juno awards for ‘Composer of the Year’ and ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’, and was nominated for a Grammy in 1977. In 1987, Hill returned to the Billboard Hot 100 with the Top 40 hit Can't We Try, a duet with Vonda Shepard. In 2007, Hill toured with the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. In early 2009, Hill published the book I Am My Father's Son: A Memoir of Love and Forgiveness. Following the success of his book, Hill decided to release new musical material for the first time since 1996. After nearly a decade of focusing his efforts backstage, the internationally-renowned artist put himself back in the spotlight with Intimate. Released in March 2010, the album is a blend of familiar hits he has penned for other artists and never-heard-before compositions.

Dan Hill kicked off 2011 touring the Philippines where he played a sold out show with Stephen Bishop and Yvonne Elliman at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila. Then he was front and centre for the Juno’s 40th anniversary celebrations 2011 where he presented the “Pop LP of the Year” award, performed in the Juno Decades shows and was featured in the book, Music from Far and Wide: Celebrating 40 Years of the Juno Awards (Key Porter Books).

Sometimes When We Touch: Manny Pacquiao Sings featuring Dan Hill, which was released in the United States just prior to Pacquiao’s Las Vegas match with Shane Mosley, captured international attention.

This season, Rouge Valley Retirement Residence sponsors the Matinee Performances by Dan Hill, Louise Pitre on February 16 and Jukebox Hits Live! With “Freddy Vette And The Flames” on March 8. Matinee Performance features abbreviated versions of full evening program and complimentary refreshments courtesy of the series sponsors. Doors open at 1 p.m., Show at 2 p.m. Matinee Single Tickets are $26.00.

Dan Hill’s performance is also sponsored by: Allstate Insurance Company of Canada

About the Markham Theatre
for the Performing Arts

Markham Theatre is an intimate 530 seat, state-of-the-art performance facility that caters to audiences of all ages with an appetite for a wide variety of entertainment. One of the most well-rounded and exciting seasons ever programmed at the Markham Theatre, the 2011-2012 Season includes more than 60 performances in 10 diverse series, featuring both rising stars and the greatest established artists from the genres of classical music, jazz, world stage, theater, comedy and dance. The 2012 Markham Theatre season continues with a host of exciting presentations from acclaimed artists including Chick Corea, Julliard String Quartet, Arturo Sandoval, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the legendary Manhattan Transfer, and popular favourites Rhythm of the Dance, who offer an encore performance. Also returning to the Markham Theatre are some of Canada’s brightest stars - Sophie Milman, Louise Pitre, Michael Kaseshammer, and The Canadian Brass.

Easily accessible, the Markham Theatre is located only 30 minutes from the downtown core and offers world-class entertainment at your doorstep. Flexible package options, student discounts and complimentary parking are available. Markham Theatre offers value priced tickets for students. The EYE GO to the Arts program aimed at High School students offers $5.00 tickets, while college and university students can purchase UGO tickets for $20.00. Student discounts are available upon the presentation of a valid student ID card.

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