Foreigner, Smokey Robinson to play Cerritos this October

CERRITOS - The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts has released its October schedule, headlined by a live performance by Foreigner on Oct. 4.The full schedule is below: Foreigner - Oct. 4: Get ready to rock with the platinum-selling band Foreigner. Founder and lead guitarist Mick Jones and the group dominated the charts throughout the '70s and '80s with a string of Top 10 hits, including "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Double Vision," "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Urgent," "Cold as Ice" and "Hot Blooded." Today, the band's popularity continues to endure with more than 75 million albums sold. Hard rock band Cry Wolf opens the concert. Tickets: $55-$90 Sandi Patty - Oct. 5: One of the most celebrated female vocalists in contemporary Christian music, Sandi Patty is known simply as "The Voice." The Gospel Music Hall of Famer has garnered five Grammy's including one for Best Pop Gospel Album for "Another Time, Another Place" and Best Gospel Performance for "Morning Like This." She has earned more than 40 Dove Awards, including for the album "The Edge of the Divine." Patty delivers both inspirational and Broadway tunes in this CCPA concert. She will be accompanied by a pianist. Tickets: $30-$65 Ring of Fire: The Life and Music of Johnny Cash - Oct. 11: Ring of Fire takes audiences on a musical journey through the life, career and inspiring tunes of Country Music Hall of Fame icon Johnny Cash. Created by Richard Maltby Jr. and conceived by William Meade, the tribute salutes the six-time Grammy winner, who charmed generations of fans and critics and ruled music charts with "I Walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," Man in Black," "Give My Love to Rose" and "Solitary Man." Tickets: $25-$55 An Evening with Smokey Robinson - Oct. 18: Grammy winner Smokey Robinson is famously known for timeless hits such as "The Tracks of My Tears," "Just to See Her" and "Tears of a Clown." The "King of Motown" also celebrated for the singles "I Second That Emotion," "My Girl" and "Being With You" was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Tickets: $55-$95 Alton Brown Live: Edible Inevitable - Oct. 19: In the late 1990s, Alton Brown reinvented the food show with his award-winning "Good Eats." Now with this live, traveling, foodie, comedy, quiz, lecture, puppet, talk, science, storytelling and music show, he's reinventing the live, traveling, foodie, comedy... well, you get the point. Audiences are sure to be amazed, amused, edified and perhaps a little bit terrified. A regular on "Food Network Star," "Iron Chef America" and "Next Iron Chef," Brown is the best-selling author of "I'm Just Here for the Food," "I'm Just Here for More Food," and "Feasting on Asphalt." Tickets: $55-$100 ($100 tickets, which include a meet and greet, sold out) Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Association and Mitch Ryder - Oct. 20: Paul Revere & The Raiders takes audiences back in time to the popular 1960s television variety show "Where the Action Is." Celebrated for the singles "Indian Reservation" and "Kicks," the rock group is joined by The Association, who masterminded the gold hits "Windy," "Cherish" and "Never My Love." Known for his high-octane performances, Mitch Ryder also delivers his timeless songs, which include "Sock it to Me," "Devil with a Blue Dress" and "Jenny Take a Ride." Tickets: $35-$70 Craig A. Meyer: Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band - Oct. 25: The electrifying Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band tribute celebrates Elton John and his decades of chart-topping hits. With uncanny resemblance and outrageous costumes (including platform shoes and fur coats), award-winning actor-singer Craig A. Meyer brings to life the rock legend's persona, charisma and chart-topping songs, including "Benny and the Jets," "Philadelphia Freedom," "Crocodile Rock", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Candle in the Wind." Tickets: $30-$60 Luma - Oct. 26: After previous sold out engagements at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Luma returns with a show that is "figuratively and literally illuminating," raves the Chicago Tribune. Elevating the childlike pleasures of playing with glow-in-the-dark illuminators to a one-of-a-kind light show, Luma performers paint dazzling, dancing images that tell stories and spin a visual magic that evokes awe and wonder. Tickets: $30-$60

********** Published: Aug. 15, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 18