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By Allison Jarrell

Duncan Sheik and Suzanne Vega are coming to the Coach House on Sunday, Nov. 8, treating audiences to newly-released music as well as a fresh take on beloved hits from the ’80s and ’90s.

While Sheik is largely known for his 1996 debut single “Barely Breathing,” the singer/songwriter/composer has since been focusing on albums that break away from the conventional pop scene. Released in 2011, Duncan Sheik Covers 80s features his take on the synth-pop era with covers of bands like The Cure, New Order, Tears for Fears and The Smiths. Sheik’s newest album, Legerdemain, was released this month, marking his first production of original non-theatrical music since 2006.

In the world of musical theatre, Sheik has been active as a songwriter and composer in shows such as Broadway’s Spring Awakening, for which he won two Tony Awards and a Grammy. Sheik’s musical adaption of American Psycho is set to premiere on Broadway in 2016.

Singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega is known for her eclectic, folk-inspired hits from the 1980s such as “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner.” Vega has gone on to produce numerous albums as well as collections of writing and poetry. In 2011, she wrote and performed an original play, Carson McCullers Talks About Love, which features songs she wrote with Sheik.

Sheik and Vega are co-headlining the Nov. 8 show. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35, and dinner reservations with priority seating are also available.

The Coach House is located at 33157 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano. For tickets and more information, call 949.496.8930 or visit

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