March 17, 2018

Rex Smith Broadway and Beyond Concert at Newport Performing Arts

Ralph's invite for Rex Smith Broadway and Beyond Concert at Newport Performing Arts was not in my to do list last Thursday. But how can I say no to 2 complimentary VIP tickets to watch an icon?

I wanted to originally bring my husband for this concert but decided it would be a great bonding/date night with my youngest son since he is into music and singing.

Aside from the great performance from Rex Smith and the band and other singers, I'm thankful and happy to have met wonderful people, namely Mr. Kingson Sian, President and CEO of Resorts World, and Ma'am Lolit Avila Lim - Letaba and her family.

Thanks Ralph and Michelle for this invite!

About Rex Smith

Rex Smith (born September 19, 1955, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American actor and singer. Smith made his acting debut in the Broadway play Grease in 1978. He is noted for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action as well, also being a singer and stage actor. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He was featured regularly in 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat. He also had a gold Top 10 single, "You Take My Breath Away" in 1979. In the early 1970s, Smith was the lead singer for a band from Athens, Georgia named Phaedra. Smith next sang vocals in a hard rock band called Rex.

In 1979, he had a hit single from the television movie Sooner or Later, entitled "You Take My Breath Away", which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is on the platinum-selling album Sooner or Later, which is also named for the movie. The music for this song was written by Stephen J. Lawrence and the lyrics were written by Bruce Hart. For many years, it was a staple on the play lists of FM radio stations with a soft rock or "lite" format.

In 1981, Smith hit the top 40 again with a remake of "Everlasting Love", in a duet with singer Rachel Sweet. Peaking at No. 32, the song is Smith's last charting hit to date. The song also became Smith's only hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 35. His latest album was released in 2000 and entitled Simply...Rex. It was re-released in 2006 and re-titled You Take My Breath Away.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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