Review: Richard Marx with the DSO

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:44 AM

DALLAS — Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million records.

He won a Grammy in 2004 for writing "Dance With My Father" with Luther Vandross.

And the singer-songwriter who's had 13 number one hits was in full voice Thursday night on stage with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

If you went to your prom in the late 80s or mid-90s, chances are you danced to a Richard Marx song. He indulged his fans with all of his hits from "Endless Summer Nights" to "Should've Known Better" to "When You're Gone."

Marx has always had a nice voice for singing ballads, so consider this less of a rock-and-roll night at the Meyerson and more like a pop and soft rock evening of music.

The set, heavy on acoustics, was kind of a cross between Kenny Loggins and Hall & Oates.

And a bit of Richard Marx trivia: He wrote for the boy band *NSYNC and ALSO sang backup in the 80s for Madonna and Whitney Houston. And his talent is genetic; his father wrote jingles for TV comercials, including one for Nestle's Crunch.

E-mail gcogill@wfaa.com

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