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Contemporary singer Steven Curtis Chapman performs Feb. 9 at North Central College

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Popular recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman performs his “Songs and Stories” tour Feb. 9 at North Central College.

The Steven Curtis Chapman performance, featuring special guests Andrew Peterson and Josh Wilson, begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $45, $35 and $25; call 800-965-9324 or visit itickets.com. For an additional $25, patrons may also purchase a pass to “Sound Check & Stories,” a pre-show event taking place at 5 p.m. the day of the performance.

Chapman is hailed as one of today’s most creative and dynamic contemporary singers and songwriters. During his 25-year career he has won five Grammy Awards, 16 Grammy nominations and a record-breaking 56 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, along with multiple gold and platinum albums.

After the tragic loss of his daughter in 2008, Chapman learned a lot about time and its ability to heal, restore and shift perspective. For the veteran singer/songwriter, these past few years allowed him to view the world through a different lens, leading to new songs and a fresh look at some that have been longtime companions.

On his 17th album “re:creation,” Chapman debuts six new songs, including the hit single “Do Everything,” and breathes new life into some of his most memorable and popular songs with re-imagined approaches and all new recordings.

The chance to continue recording and connecting with the people who have embraced his music over the years is something that Chapman cherishes. “My relationship with the audience has been so much more than just a musical relationship,” he says. “I feel like they’ve been on the journey with me from the very beginning.”

USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

01-01-2012