Mon, July 22

Natalie Cole Brings Her Greatest Hits Live in Concert to DPAC on December 10

July 22, 2013 (Durham, NC) — Multi-Grammy® winning recording artist Natalie Cole makes her debut at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on December 10, 2013. The accomplished R&B and jazz vocalist will perform her fan’s favorite hits from her legendary career. This show is presented in partnership with the DOME Group, Inc.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m.:
• Online at
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on July 24. Joining Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

“Since opening in 2008, DPAC has set the mark for hosting music legends in concert in the Triangle. From Diana Ross to Aretha Franklin, from Smokey Robinson to Al Green, DPAC's stage has been graced by the biggest names in R&B. Natalie Cole joins this elite list, and there is no better place for her to shine than in DPAC's intimate theater setting,” said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC.

Natalie won the first of her nine career Grammy® Awards as Best New Artist of 1975, the year she debuted with the hit “This Will Be,” which also won for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 1977, Cole scored a No. 1 R&B hit with "I've Got Love on My Mind" from her third release, Unpredictable, which became her first platinum album. Cole continued her winning streak that same year with her fourth album, Thankful, which also went platinum and featured another signature hit, "Our Love."

After overcoming personal challenges, Cole returned in peak form with 1987’s Everlasting, an album which garnered three hit singles: “Jump Start (My Heart),” the Top 10 ballad “I Live For Your Love,” and her dance-pop cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.” In 1991, her tribute album to her late father Nat King Cole, “Unforgettable… With Love,” won Album of the Year and marked a mid-career comeback, selling more than 14 million copies worldwide. Cole took home her ninth career GRAMMY® award for 2008's Still Unforgettable, which won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. It also earned Natalie a NAACP Award for Best Jazz Artist.

In Cole’s most recent release Natalie Cole En Español, Natalie revisits the rich repertoire of ageless Latin standards that once opened new vistas for her father, Nat King Cole. The twelve lushly orchestrated tracks, produced by Rudy Perez, Billboard’s Latin Music Producer of The Decade, features Natalie’s distinctive take on three classics from her father’s catalog, plus several other carefully chosen selections from the Latin American Songbook.

The road to making this record, however, was far from easy. Natalie, like her father, had obstacles to overcome. Four years ago, Natalie was diagnosed with kidney failure and started getting dialysis treatments three times a week. Appearing on “Larry King Live,” she made an appeal for a kidney donor. As fate would have it, she found her perfect match and the donor and her family were immigrants from El Salvador. The experience brought Natalie even closer to the culture.

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