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Step Back in Time: 'Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the ’70s' Hits Malibu



“For sheer vocal beauty, no contemporary singer matches Ms. Callaway.” — The New York Times 

“Callaway establishes herself as one of the best equipped jazz vocalists swinging today.” — Chicago Tribune

MALIBU, CA – February 20, 2024 – Tony-nominated Ann Hampton Callaway is set to captivate audiences at Smothers Theatre on Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8 p.m.

In this dazzling performance, platinum-selling singer Callaway covers hits from the great songwriters of the time—Carole King, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell—and puts her own stamp on the unforgettable songs from the Carpenters, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand, and other beloved singers of the decade.

Recently inducted into the Women’s Songwriters Hall of Fame, Callaway’s music has been embraced by an impressive list of performers, including Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Karrin Allyson, and Michael Feinstein, to name a few. Highly acclaimed as a songwriter, she also mystifies audiences as a singer and performer. Her deep and inviting sound has lent itself to a multitude of genres including jazz, pop, and cabaret. BroadwayWorld has crowned her Entertainer of the Year and Best Jazz Vocalist two years in a row. She earned a Tony Award nomination as Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her outstanding performance in Swing! With an unstoppable talent and a need to create, Callaway has carved out quite the impressive career for herself, and continues to amaze audiences around the world. 

With her rich and distinctive low sound, Callaway masterfully captures the evocative themes of the seventies, creating a deeply connecting experience that is truly music to one’s ears. This performance is sure to transport you back in time and leave you dancing in your seat—an unforgettable journey that music fans will not want to miss.

Tickets, priced starting at $22.50 for the public and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or at Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the '70s event page.


About the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Delighting more than 50,000 patrons and participants annually with live performances, art exhibitions, and local outreach opportunities, the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts serves as a hub for the arts on Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus, uniquely linking professional guest artists with Pepperdine students as well as patrons from surrounding Southern California communities. Three performance spaces, including the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 124-seat Raitt Recital Hall, and the “black box” Lindhurst Theatre, host hundreds of performances, rehearsals, and master classes throughout the year. The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, a dynamic, two-story exhibition space, showcases a revolving selection of modern and contemporary art with a focus on art made in California.

Event Details

WHAT: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the ’70s
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA
TICKETS: (310) 506-4522 or Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the '70s event page 
PRICES: $22.50-$50 for the public. $10 for Pepperdine students. 



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Media Contact

Ericka Sherrill
Marketing and Publicity Manager, Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts