Market Days 2007: Sunday Featured Entertainment

Wed. August 1, 2007 12:00 AM by Plez

6:45pm, August 12, at the Roscoe Stage

In a career that spans more than two decodes, Taylor Dayne is a singer who stands out as one of music's most dynamic artists. She sings with confidence and maturity while showcasing a powerful voice that is remarkably diverse and that has gained recognition in multiple genres including pop, dance, rock, and adult contemporary. Dayne's unique vocal style has earned her worldwide success and critical acclaim and led to three successful albums: the double platinum albums TELL IT TO MY HEART and CAN'T FIGHT FATE as well as the certified gold SOUL DANCING. She has sold out two world tours, been honored with three Grammy nominations and has gone on to successfully explore the acting side of her personality.

Dayne (born Leslie Wunderman) hails from New York where she grew up surrounded by music and where by the time she graduated from high school had already joined her first band, Felony. While at college she studied music theory and composition by day and was a regular at New York clubs like CBGB's, the Bottom Line, and Trax by night. Dayne honed both her vocal prowess and dramatic presence during this time and by the mid-1980s was well on her way to establishing what has become a long and productive career. Her 1988 debut album was made in only eight weeks and yet it became a smash international success, spawning four chart- topping singles including the title track "Tell It To My Heart."

Following that firecracker start, Dayne continued to produce global hit albums and singles ("Love Will Lead You Back," "With Every Beat Of My Heart," "Naked Without You," and "How Many") as well as significantly broaden her performance career. She began acting on the big screen in movies, debuting in 1994's "Love Affair" with Warren Beatty and Annette Benning. In addition to a string of movies Dayne acted on the small screen, principally in HBO and Showtime cable offerings, and performed on Broadway in the role of Princess Amneris in the award-winning "Aida."

For more info about Taylor Dayne and her music go to her website at .

6:00pm, August 12, at the Addison Stage

A native of Chicago, Suzanne Palmer is one of the biggest stars on the global dance music scene. Equally at home singing r&b, gospel, house, pop and jazz, Palmer has been performing professionally since the age of 16. Early on in her career she appeared on albums with Angela Bofill and Jeff Lorber, toured Europe with the Victory Singers gospel choir, tore down the house on television's "Show Time at the Apollo," and won the Best Solo Vocalist award at the prestigious Sopot International Pop Festival in Poland.

Palmer's ascendance in the dance music world began in 1997 when she was the featured vocalist on Club 69's album STYLE, which was produced by Peter Rauhofer. A few years later Palmer again teamed up with Rauhofer at his Star 69 label and began recording a string of hits starting with 2001's club anthem "Hide U" and the 2002 follow-up smash "Show Me." Currently Palmer is still riding high on the success of her debut artist album, HOME , which produced club favorites "Luv 2 Luv," "Sound Of The Drum," and "Fascinated." Her new single, "Free My Love," has charted well around the world and was included on the NEW YORK CLUB ANTHEMS – VOL. 2 compilation mixed by Hector Fonseca.

For more info about Suzanne Palmer and her music go to her website at .

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