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"The Ladies Who Sing With The Band" - Oakland

Opera Noir

Friday, August 23, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

"The Ladies Who Sing With The Band" - Oakland

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"The Ladies Who Sing With The Band" is a musical performance of songs, sass, and sophistication featuring vocalist extraordinaire,
J. Rosalynn Smith-Clark.  This visionary artist returns to her Pittsburgh roots as a jazz Vocalist to celebrate the singers, past and present, who influenced her career, performing the music of the jazzy, soulful, and classical divas that have provided the “soundtrack” to her life.  Her performances have audiences singing along and dancing in the aisles.  “Ladies” is a Jazz/Cabaret Style Performance that pays tribute to such great vocalists as Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Carmen McCrae, Leontyne Price, Phyllis Hyman, and current Neo Soul artists like Jill Scott, with a few surprises thrown in!  Multi-faceted performer,  J. Rosalynn Smith-Clark takes the audience on a musical journey filled with song, dance, witty banter, and a few unexpected musical turns.
This celebration of the Darker Divas is a journey of joy and celebration that begins with the beautiful music of Duke Ellington written for some of the greatest female voices of that time, and moves on to celebrate great Divas, Funky, and otherwise, up until today’s Hip Hop- Neo Soul Sistahs.  Jazz…Gospel…Hip Hop…and even Classical…this “Funky Diva” can do it all.
Contact us today for Sponsorship information and get ready to enjoy an experience of songs, sass, and sophistication in tribute to those fabulous "Ladies Who Sing With The Band.
For Sponsorship Information Contact: Simonne Gabrielle at simonne.gabrielle@gmail.com.
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When & Where

The Lakeside Theater - Kaiser Center (Lake Merritt)
300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

Friday, August 23, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

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Rosalynn Smith-Clark founded Opera Noir in July of 1999 out of concern by the lack of performing opportunities for classical artists of color.  The organization was organized to “promote cultural diversity in the classical arts”. Mrs. Smith-Clark believes that “the stage should reflect the world in which we live”.

It is Rosalynn’s dream that Opera Noir become to classical music, what Dance Theatre of Harlem has become to ballet. Her artistic vision, and commitment to excellence, has allowed her to entertain, educate, and introduce new and gifted artists to a larger audience. Ms. Smith-Clark brings and ethnocentric approach to classical music. She embraces the musical influences of her upbringing in the African America church, and her experience as a much sought after Jazz Vocalist early in her career. As a result of Rosalynn's passionate advocacy for multiculturalism in the Arts, Opera Noir has been critically acclaimed, and has been embraced and encouraged by the funding community.

Under Ms. Smith-Clark’s artistic guidance, legendary producer Clive Davis honored Opera Noir when Mr. Davis was the Honorary Chairperson for the Opera Noir 2003 Juneteenth Gala “Tribute To Luther Vandross”. J Records was also a sponsor for this concert performance that weaved classical music with the classic R & B that has garnered the late, Luther Vandross accolades as one of the greatest balladeers of our generation. For this Gala Tribute, once again, under the artistic guidance of Ms. Smith-Clark as both Director and Soloists, Opera Noir commissioned a ballet tribute choreographed by legendary choreographer Donald McKayle to Mr. Vandross’ mega hit “A House Is Not A Home”.

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