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Mood Music

Jim Brickman has sold millions of CDs, sang a duet with Kermit the Frog and toured with Donny Osmond. This month, the Shaker Heights native comes home for a Dec. 26 holiday concert at Severance Hall.
Jim Vickers
Jim Brickman doesn’t play Cleveland every Christmas, it just feels that way because we’re always celebrating the end of the year with him, whether it’s watching his Channel 3 holiday special or using his music as the soundtrack of our family gatherings.

“My music and the way it relates to the holiday season, it’s sort of a natural fit,” Brickman says. “I think people sort of associate me with it.” This month, for the first time in three years, Clevelanders can celebrate the holidays with Brickman in person when he performs at Severance Hall Dec. 26.

A decade after his commercial breakthrough that saw him become a household name, Brickman has grown into a one-man brand, recently releasing his second Target-exclusive CD, Faith, and striking a deal with American Greetings to feature his music in a line of e-cards. We recently talked to him about changes in the music industry, his duet with Kermit the Frog and what he and Bill Clinton have in common.

Check back Dec. 1 for the full story.


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