Wednesday, 04 October 2017 18:53

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks To Perform

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks To Perform

At Danbury’s Palace Theatre On October 21

“American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks will perform at The Palace Danbury on Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm.

Taylor Hicks is one of the most beloved and popular “American Idol” winners of all time.  From the start, Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart with his unique take on southern soul, R & B, country and blues. In May 2006, a whopping sixty-four million votes were cast with 37 million American viewers and 200 million viewers worldwide tuning in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of “Idol,” making it one of the most-watched TV events of the last decade!

Less than three weeks after his “Idol” victory, his debut single, “Do I Make You Proud,” rocketed to #1 on Billboard’s record chart! He was the first Idol to land a residency in Vegas, and on Broadway, Hicks starred in the hit musical, “Grease” as Teen Angel.

This fall Hicks is set to release his new single, “Six Strings and Diamond Rings,” from his forthcoming album. This long-awaited single is Taylor’s first new music released in seven years and features a collaboration with Robert Randolph of Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

“I’ve always heard that for an artist to become successful you have to live and breathe the art that you are making. “Six Strings and Diamond Rings personifies that for me in every way,” Taylor said in a statement about the single.

In the midst of recording his new music, Hicks also returned to television to host the food and travel show “State Plate.” Now in it’s second season, Hicks travels the country in search of each state’s most popular foods. In his travels, Taylor visits farms, ranches, docks, markets, and festivals, uncovering the stories and legends behind each state’s unique food traditions.

Opening the show at The Palace is Mahopac’s own Amanda Ayala. Amanda is a 19-year-old rock singer/songwriter who stepped into the music spotlight when she was featured on NBC’s Emmy-Award winning show “The Voice.” Judges Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton competed with one another to get this artist with powerhouse vocals and a throwback vibe on their team. Her rendition of “Mississippi Queen” has reached over 1.2 million views on and counting on YouTube.” Come see her at The Palace and be prepared to be blown away!!

Ticket prices range from $40 to $50. They may be ordered by phone at 203 794-9944, at the box office starting at 7:00 PM day of show, or online at

The Palace Danbury is located at 165 Main Street, in Danbury, Connecticut. Free parking is readily available for theatre patrons in the parking lot behind the building. For more information about this and all upcoming shows visit

Published in ArtsWestern News
Thursday, 07 July 2016 19:33

Noon Tunes at CityCenter Danbury



 "At noontime, when the earth is bright with flaming heat falling straight down, the cricket sets up a high-pitched singing..." - Sappho

On Thursday, July 14th, when the Tiffany clock that graces the 1886 facade of Main Street's Union Savings Bank in Danbury strikes twelve, that will herald the opening of a new music summer series hosted by CityCenter Danbury. Called Noon Tunes, the series of eight concerts will be presented every Thursday from July 14th through September 1st, noon to 1:30pm, on Library Plaza, fronting the Danbury Public Library, 170 Main Street at West Street. The series is underwritten by a $4,000 grant from the Regional Initiative arts program (REGI) of The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) and administered by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

An eclectic array of musical talent will be on hand, so bring a bag lunch or take out at one of the nearby restaurants, and enjoy the Downtown buzz.  Acts include:

Jul 14     Griffin Anthony, blues-inspired words & song (Ridgefield, CT)

Jul 21     Marc Huberman, original, instrumental, acoustic guitar (New Fairfield, CT)

Jul 28     El Conguero Entertainment, drumming up Downtown Danbury's beat (White Plains, NY)

Aug 4     Jeff Giglio, acoustic duo covers songs of classic rock (Stafford Springs, CT) 

Aug 11   D Wahlberg & Jeff Claypool, modern approach to a retro sound (Sandy Hook, CT)

Aug 18   Marc Huberman

Aug 25   Pete Herger, authentic American Rock 'n' Roll (Danbury, CT)

Sept 1   Griffin Anthony 

CityCenter Danbury programs, events, and services are also supported, in part, by Union Savings Bank, Savings Bank of Danbury, Danbury Cultural Commission, Danbury Parking Authority, Danbury's Promise for Children Partnership, and Frontier Communications, as well as local businesses and individuals. For more information aboutNoon Tunes, or to find out how you can participate in making Noon Tunes a truly great addition to Downtown's summer fun, call CityCenter Danbury at (203) 792 1711 or send a message via


As the key management for downtown, CityCenter Danbury is a non-profit that works to meet, sustain, and surpass the four principals of Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring under the National Main Street Program.  CityCenter is a taxing district supported, through assessments, by CityCenter property owners within the district. CityCenter is only one of five Downtown Improvement Districts in Connecticut recognized by the Connecticut Main Street Center and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. CityCenter Danbury enhances Western Connecticut’s urban core with arts, culture, entertainment, and a vibrant City life.  CityCenter Danbury’s offices are located at 268 Main Street, phone: (203) 792 1711 or visit




Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut
287 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Tel 203.798.0760


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