Donny Osmond, Christopher Cross highlight market entertainment

To perform in ‘Stars Under the Stars’ series

Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, March 16, 2016

HIGH POINT — Donny Osmond and Christopher Cross will entertain marketgoers as part of High Point Market’s “Stars Under the Stars” entertainment series.

The High Point Market Authority announced that Cross will perform on Saturday, April 16 and Osmond will take the stage the following night. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at the market’s Center Stage between Showplace and the Transportation Terminal.

Cross, a winner of five Grammy awards and one Oscar, first burst onto the scene in 1980 with the song of the year, “Sailing.” As the decade unfolded, Cross continued to top the charts with tunes such as “Ride Like the Wind,” “Say You’ll Be Mine,” “Never Be the Same,” “All Right,” “No Time for Talk,” and “Think of Laura.” Plus, his collaboration with Burt Bacharach, “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You can Do)” earned an Academy Award in 1982 as Best Song from a Film.

Through the years, Cross has remained a unique artist whose nine albums comprise a body of work that reveals a sophisticated sensitivity, and a steady, focused dedication to artistic growth. He currently plays close to 100 live shows per year. On April 17, Osmond steps up to deliver an evening of entertainment. Starting as the original teen idol in a boy band with his brothers, Osmond has enjoyed a 50-plus year career as a singer, actor, television series host, best-selling author, motivational speaker, and Season 9 champion of “Dancing with the Stars.” He has earned 33 gold records and sold more than 100 million albums. Today, he performs at the Flamingo Las Vegas with his sister, Marie. Their show is so popular that its venue was recently renamed “The Donny & Marie Showroom.” Plus, they have enjoyed a five-year run in “Best of Las Vegas,” by the Las Vegas Journal Review.

Donny and wife, Debbie, recently launched Donny Osmond Home. Sponsors of this event include the Donny Osmond Home Brand, Coaster Fine Furniture, Sagebrook Home and KAS Rugs. Doors open for all events at 7:00 p.m. at Center Stage (6:45 pm for market-goers who have been issued a buyer’s pass). Food and drinks are provided to all marketgoers with a current spring market pass and photo ID. No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.