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COLLEEN McHUGH is a singer, writer, actor, and comic. Since leaving her post at Second City’s National Touring Company and moving to New York in 2003, she has appeared on television’s The Colbert Report, and in several comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She has also made her Carnegie Hall debut as a special guest artist in Michael Feinstein’s Now and Then concert series, and made her debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Colleen McCugh singingColleen has been performing award-winning solo cabaret shows since 2000. Her debut at Davenport’s Cabaret in Chicago, Keeping Up Appearances, was described by AfterDark’s Jeff Rossen as “as absolute joy to behold.” Colleen’s next solo outing was Tales of Revenge & Regret, selected by CabaretHotline as Chicago’s Best Cabaret Show of 2001. She also received the 2001 AfterDark Award as “Outstanding Cabaret Artist.”

When Colleen made her New York debut at Helen’s Hideaway in 2004 with an updated version of Revenge & Regret, she was described by Backstage as “a serious singer, whose ballads are made even more effective due to her show’s light moments and her buoyant personality.” 2005 marked another milestone for McHugh with the release of her debut CD, a live recording of Songs of Self-Delusion. In 2012, Colleen won BroadwayWorld’s awards for “Best CD” and “Best Female Vocalist.”

Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz is ACMC’s glitziest event and is presented in February every year at Pinehurst Resort.  Since 1986, the world’s finest jazz artists have come to Pinehurst for one spectacular jazz event. Past performers have included Freddy Cole, Marian McPartland, Diane Schuur, Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Milt Jackson, Karrin Allyson, Herbie Mann, John Pizzarelli, Tierney Sutton, Shirley Horn, and last year’s sold-out concert by Preservation Hall Jazz Band.


TICKETS:  $65 per person
Price includes concert ticket, Meet-the-Artists Dessert Reception after concert, and a chance to win some great door prizes.

How to purchase tickets:
1) In Person…At the Arts Council’s offices (Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines)
2) By Phone… at 910-692-ARTS (2787)
3) Online at Etix.com (A convenience fee will be charged per ticket.)

Concert starts at 8:00 p.m., with doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Seating is cabaret-style (non-reserved). There are only a very few reserved tables available on the upper level of the Cardinal Ballroom. Please call us to reserve these tables.

1. One Night Stay for 2 at the 2014 Pinehurst Wine Festival scheduled on Labor Day Weekend
2. Special day of fishing for 2 at King Fisher Society, with lunch

Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz ticket holders are eligible for a special dinner at the Carolina Dining Room prior to the concert.  The all-inclusive price for the dinner is $42 per person. For reservations and availability, please call 910-235-8434. (Dinner service begins at 5:00 p.m.)

Treat your special someone to a romantic evening listening to some great jazz followed by a special overnight stay at Pinehurst Resort. For availability, CLICK HERE or call 1-855-235-8507.

Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz is a fundraiser for the Arts Council of Moore County.

ARTIST/AGENT INQUIRIES: We are happy to accept press kit for artists wishing to perform at Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz. Please send press materials and contact information to the Arts Council at P.O. Box 405, Southern Pines, NC 28388 or via email. No phone calls, please. We will not respond to every submission. We will contact you if we are interested in booking you or your artist.  Thank you for your interest in Heart ‘n Soul of Jazz.