Luhrs to host Christopher Cross and the Little River Band

The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will feature Christopher Cross and the Little River Band, on Oct. 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.

This will be Cross’ first time here on campus and will be performing some of his early 80s hits that won him five Grammy’s in one year. “Sailing” and “When I thin k of “Laura” and “Theme to Arthur,” are just some of the hits Cross has produced.

Cross dominated the adult contemporary charts during the 80s.

His debut album with the lead single “Ride like the Wind,” was a massive hit that was followed by his huge hit “Sailing” that made him a household name. Quickly after he received a Grammy for Best New Artist, he won an Academy Award for “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” the following year.

Currently, Cross has eight studio albums under his belt.

Some of Cross’ other achievements consist of his writing and producing the music of the 1984 Summer Olympics, “A chance for Heaven.” Les Miserables star Frances Ruffelle, and Cross recorded “I Will (Take You Forever)” and it is noted in his bio that his music is still a part of the charts in Japan.

Cross continues to record and perform, averaging about 100 live shows a year. The Little River Band formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975 and has been rocking ever since.

The Little River Band, after many ups and downs, was soon widely known as one of the best vocal bands of the 70s…and the 80s. With hits like, “It’s A Long Way There,” “Help Is on Its Way,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lonesome Loser,” “The Night Owls,” and “The Other Guy,” it is clear that the band would have many fans and would last.

Some of the original faces have changed but the memories of the Bands history still remains.

Tickets for this performance are on sale right now at the Luhrs ticket office.

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