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SOPAC Presents Suzanne Vega On September 11

(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) presents Grammy Award-winning artist Suzanne Vega on Saturday, September 11 at 8:00pm. Largely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, she will celebrate her career-spanning live album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, in an intimate concert from the SOPAC stage. The full-band set will feature the album’s New York-centric repertoire, honoring Vega’s long musical relationship with her city.
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Suzanne Vega sings “I Never Wear White” on Saturday Session

Nearly 30 years have passed since Suzanne Vega blazed onto the music scene with top 10 hits like “Luka" and “Tom’s Diner.” Vega joins Saturday Session to perform “I Never Wear White” off of “Tales from the Realm of the Queen,” her first solo album in seven years.
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Suzanne Vega on Her Live Album, the Legacy of “Luka,” and Life Under Lockdown

I had a chance to chat with Suzanne Vega over the phone back in November. An Evening of New York Songs and Stories had just come out earlier in 2020. A live album full of career highlights ranging from early hits like “Marlene on the Wall” and the worldwide smash “Luka” to her cover of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” it’s an enjoyable listen for longtime fans and newcomers alike with lots of detours in between. During this short chat, we talked about everything ranging from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on touring musicians to her growing up in New York in the 1970s. Read on!
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Suzanne Vega Doesn't Mind Explaining Her "Weird" Songs, As Long As You Applaud Afterwards

Suzanne Vega is no stranger to highlighting the common threads in her back catalog, as evidenced by her early 2010s Close-Up album series, which grouped her music into themes like love songs, people and places, and family. Her latest live release, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, brings together 15 songs that explore highlights and lowlights of her hometown, recorded in an intimate setting with stripped-down arrangements. Vega also explains the stories behind many of the songs on the album, as she says that sometimes ambiguity can lead to too much weirdness.
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