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Johnny Mathis to perform at the Palace

Johnny Mathis to perform at the Palace

Singer Johnny Mathis will perform in the fall at the Palace Theatre, it was announced today.

Singer Johnny Mathis will perform in the fall at the Palace Theatre, it was announced today.

The legendary recording artist will appear at 8 p.m. on Oct. 11. Tickets are $36, $56, $76 and $126 and will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Palace box office. Tickets are also available for purchase via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com.

In 1955, Mathis landed a job singing weekends at Ann Dee’s 440 Club in San Francisco. George Avakian, then head of Jazz A&R at Columbia, came to the club, heard Mathis sing and sent the now famous telegram to his record company: “Have found phenomenal 19-year-old boy who could go all the way. Send blank contracts.”

Mathis made his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1957, launching his career as a recording star and national celebrity.

He is one of only five recording artists to have Top 40 hits spanning each of the four decades since 1955.

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