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Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota will present critically acclaimed vocalist Jennifer Sheehan and pianist James Followell in the program You Made Me Love You, celebrating 100 years of the Great American Songbook, the organi- zation has announced. Shows will be held Saturday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Asolo Theater, located at 5401 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota, a news release says. The program will include songs by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, Henry Mancini, Barry Manilow and Johnny Mercer. Tickets, which are $25 to $45, may be purchased at artistseriescon- or by calling 360-7399. "Sheehan has become one of the most sought-after new voices in the concert and cabaret world," the release points out. "Critically acclaimed for her refreshing vocal style and riveting stage presence, Sheehan has performed in esteemed venues and programs across the country," including Carnegie Hall, where she was the guest of Michael Feinstein; the Savannah Music Festival; the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center; the Juilliard in Aiken Festival; and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Followell has worked as a music direc- tor, accompanist and arranger with many Broadway and cabaret luminaries, the release notes. He was musical director for the Off Broadway production of Jerry Herman's Showtune and featured pianist/vocalist in The Best of Times at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End, the release continues. He also served as music director/pianist for the Off Broadway hit Forever Plaid, and he was the conductor/pianist for the international tour of Little Shop of Horrors, the release says. ARTIST SERIES CONCERTS TO PRESENT YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU Jennifer Sheehan/Contributed photo Sarasota News Leader March 7, 2014 Page 128

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