Maureen McGovern performs Cedar Fairmount benefit at Nighttown
The Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District is working on plans for streetscape improvements for the Cedar Fairmount Business District for summer 2016. The project cost is estimated at more than $1.5 million.
Popular singer Maureen McGovern will perform two benefit concerts at Nighttown on Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m., to help raise funds for the project. McGovern is best known for her number-one record, “The Morning After,” which won an Oscar (it was in the movie "The Poseidon Adventure").
McGovern received Grammy nominations in 1973, for Best New Artist, and 1998, for Best Traditional Pop Vocal for her album The Pleasure of His Company. She was also a featured guest artist on the Grammy–winning album Songs from the Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers. Other hits include “Can You Read My Mind” from the movie "Superman," the Oscar-winning “We May Never Love Like This Again” from "Towering Inferno" and “Different Worlds” from the TV series "Angie."
McGovern was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role as Marmee in "Little Women, The Musical" on Broadway. She replaced Linda Ronstadt on Broadway in "The Pirates of Penzance" and has appeared as Mrs. Anna in the national touring company of "The King and I." She has also appeared in several films.
Tickets, $80 each, can be purchased from Nighttown at www.nighttowncleveland.com.
Kaye Lowe is the executive director of the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District.