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McConnell Arts Center Celebrates Black History Month with a Tribute to Jazz, Funk and Soul Queens

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by Mark Subel on December 14, 2011

Ohio State University Professor, author, and renowned soul singer Dr. Elaine Richardson (aka Dr. E), will pay homage to African American Jazz and Soul Queens as a part of the McConnell Arts Center Thursday Night Concert Series celebration of Black History Month on February 2, 2012.

TNCS: Dr. E’s Tribute to Jazz, Funk and Soul Queens. From Sarah Vaughn to Chaka Khan and Beyond!, is the featured celebration of Black History Month at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, Ohio. The performance will take place Thursday February 2, 2012 from 8pm  to 10pm in the Bronwynn Theatre. Cost is $8 online, $10 at the door, $5 Students, Kids under 12 Free.

Proceeds from Dr. E’s album “Elevated” will benefit SistaFriends AfterSchool Club at Sherwood Middle School.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jazzy Soul Queen Dr. E is well known for her captivating live performance and has appeared at notable venues such as Lansing Jazz Festival (headliner), Walt Disney World, The Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and many more. She has elevated and intrigued listeners with her unique blend of jazz and soul as the opener for musical heavyweights David Hollister, Ronnie Burrage, Zapp Band, Stax recording artist N’Dambi, and the legendary Hip Hop icon MC Lyte.

Since it’s release, Dr. E’s debut LP Elevated remains in high demand amongst jazz and soul music audiences even landing Dr. E a nomination from 2010 SoulTracks Reader’s Choice Awards for Best New Artist. Produced by Billboard Music Award winning songwriter/producer Larry Marcus (Rude Boys), Elevated features a compilation of well-rounded musical compositions that will warm the hearts and souls of many.

“Vocally, Dr. E’s instrument recalls the lighter and playful side of Patti Labelle’s voice during her formative years in the Bluebelles.”- Mark Anthony Neal, commentator for National Public Radio.

The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, Ohio is honored to present this elevating performance of Dr. E as the highlight of their Black History Month celebration!

To purchase your tickets online, visit the MAC website at http://www.mcconnellarts.org.

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