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Center for the Arts Hosts Performance by Platinum-selling Singer Songwriter Lisa Loeb
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, whose multi-dimensional career encompasses music, film, television, voice-overs, and children's recordings, will perform a concert at Pepperdine’s Center for the Arts Saturday, Oct. 6. Loeb, who launched her career with the Platinum-selling hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the 1994 film Reality Bites, will perform at 8 p.m. in Smothers Theatre, Malibu. Get ticket information here.
To this day Loeb is the only artist to have a No. 1 single ("Stay") while not signed to a recording contract, an unparalleled feat for an unsigned artist, though perhaps not a surprising one for the Brown grad with the cat-eye glasses who at the time was already making her mark in New York's burgeoning singer/songwriter scene.
Loeb's studio CDs include her major label debut, the Gold-selling Tails (Geffen, 1995), and its follow-up, the Grammy-nominated, Gold-selling Firecracker (Geffen, 1997). In 2002 she distributed the album Cake and Pie through Interscope Records and the record was later re-released, complete with additional tracks, as Hello Lisa (Artemis, 2002). She reunited with her college music partner Elizabeth Mitchell on the award-winning children's CD and companion book Catch the Moon in 2003 and released another solo album titled The Way It Really Is on Zoe/Rounder in 2004. The Very Best of Lisa Loeb was released through Universal in 2006, and during that year she captivated the hearts of a younger audience with three children's videos: Catch the Moon, Stop and Go, and Jenny Jenkins from Catch the Moon. In 2008 Loeb released the long-awaited CD version of Purple Tape, an acoustic guitar and vocals album from her early New York days.
Loeb's foray into acting began in 1997 with cameos in television shows such as The Nanny and Cupid. She has since continued to perform and add additional television credits to her ever-expanding repertoire, including appearances on The Drew Carey Show, The Chris Isaak Show, and Gossip Girl.
In 2004 Loeb starred in the first of two television series, Dweezil & Lisa, a weekly culinary adventure for Food Network. Her second show, Number 1 Single, appeared on E! Entertainment Network in 2006 and featured Loeb's inspiring journey to find love.
She starred in her first feature film role, opposite Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, in the movie House on Haunted Hill in 1999 and in 2011 she added to her big-screen credentials with a small role in the horror re-make Fright Night.
The acclaimed artist has also gained recognition for her voice-over talent by appearing in several animated television shows and video games. In 2003 Loeb gave voice to Spider-Man's gal pal Mary Jane in MTV's animated series Spider-Man. She also appeared as the voice of Milli the Microphone on the animated Disney show Doc McStuffins in 2011 and is currently the voice of Princess Winger on the animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates that appears on Disney Junior.
In 2008 Loeb also took her talents to the nonprofit sector to launch the Camp Lisa Foundation, which raises funds to send kids to camp. She enlisted her musician pals such as Kay Hanley, Jill Sobule, Nina Gordon, and funnyman Steve Martin to record a companion CD, Camp Lisa, and released it via partnership with Barnes and Noble, with all the proceeds going to charity.
Continuing her passion for children's music, Loeb released her first children's book, Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs, in October 2011. The children's songbook that featured a CD included four original silly songs plus six all-time kids' favorites.
Today she is in the process of releasing a new eyewear line in partnership with Classique Eyewear, Lisa Loeb Eyewear; her second children's book, Lisa Loeb's Songs for Moving and Shaking, out April 2, 2013; and another adult studio album, No Fairy Tale, out January 29, 2013.
Tickets are available through the Smothers Theatre Box Office at (310) 506-4522 and through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website.