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- February 2013
Please join us on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m. in the Campus Hall Performance Center for the 8th annual “Tribute to Black Music,” sponsored by the Wagner College Music Department. The program will feature several brief sets of African-American music. The stunning singer/actress/pianist Jeannine Otis and the electrifying Larry Marshall will preview the coming Harbor Lights production of “Ain’t Nothing but the Blues” with worksong, classic and rural blues. The multi-talented Dorian Lake, who took last year’s Tribute by storm with his powerful rendition of “A Change Goin’ Come,” will perform pieces from the jazz, soul and Motown traditions, including Donny Hathaway’s “Little Ghetto Boy.” The Stretto vocal ensemble will sing a new version of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back” and preview the jazz standards they will take to Germany, and the Espresso vocal ensemble offer a brief tribute to the immortal “Lady Day,” Billie Holiday. The Wagner College Choir will perform a piece from the Shona tradition of Zimbabwe, a traditional spiritual, a gospel version of “Ride on, King Jesus,” and will wrap up the evening with the traditional mardi gras song, “Iko Iko.” A fine band — made up of Barbara Lee on keyboards, Mike Hogan on guitar, Evan Jagels on bass and David Clive on drums — will keep everything grooving along.