Our own Armida Hernandez will perform a panoply of songs crossing genres from Jazz to Pop to Opera. She will perform songs made famous by Italian-American artists, as well as Italian Opera favorites.
A program will be available on the day of performance.
Some of the artists she will render will include:
Connie Francis - Born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero
Best known for several international hit songs including "Who's Sorry Now?," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "Where the Boys Are", and "Stupid Cupid." She topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on three occasions with "Everybody's Somebody's Fool," "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" and "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You." She was the top charting female artist of the 1950s and 1960s.
Annette Joanne Funicello
(October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio," "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.
Nancy Sandra Sinatra
(born June 8, 1940) is an American singer and actress. She is the daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra, and remains best known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".
Other defining recordings include "Sugar Town", the 1967 number one "Somethin' Stupid" (a duet with her father), the title song from the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, several collaborations with Lee Hazlewood such as "Jackson", and her cover of Cher's "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", which features during the opening sequence of Quentin Tarantino's (2003) hit movie Kill Bill.
Madonna Louise Ciccone
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(born August 16, 1958) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Time included her in its list of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" due to her major influence in contemporary music. Madonna is the best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the second best selling female artist in the United States, with 64.5 million certified albums. Considered by Forbes and other publications as a cultural icon, she is often referred by the international press as the "Queen of Pop".
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Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper
(born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades.
Cyndi Lauper was raised in Ozone Park, Queens, in New York City. Her father was of German and Swiss descent, and her mother is Italian American (from Sicily).
Her debut solo album She's So Unusual (1983) was an instant commercial success. The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "She Bop," and "All Through the Night," earning Lauper the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985.
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