We’ve booty’d, we’ve skated, and now we’re singing

Every time we turn on the TV, it seems like there’s another singing competition on, doesn’t it? First there was American Idol, then the Voice, and America’s Got Talent (filled with singers!) Have you been totally turned off by singing?

Well, we hope not.  Because an amazing singer is performing in Charlotte this month and you need to hear her.  Her name is Ann Hampton Callaway and she’ll be performing Sing For the Cure with a 100-voice chorus and orchestra.  We repeat.  A 100-voice chorus and orchestra. You certainly don’t get THAT on American Idol!

Anne Hampton Callaway is a Tony-nominated singer with a four-octave range.  Not only that, but she’s also a pianist, composer, lyracist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host, and producer. You want to know how good she is?  Her songs are featured on SEVEN of Barbra Streisand’s CDs.  Barbra.  Streisand.  Are you paying attention now?

This evening is going to be special for many reasons.  First and foremost, Go Jen Go is one of the beneficiaries, along with Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center and Carolina Breast Friends.  But this is going to be a seriously powerful concert, people. Anne Hampton Callaway will first blow us away with her solo talent and then in the second part, she’ll sing with the chorus to perform the work called Sing for the Cure, A Proclamation of Hope.  This piece was commissioned by the Komen Foundation and it uses stories from survivors to take us through the experience of living through cancer.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you won’t believe you only spent $25 for such an enjoyable evening.

Yep, you heard right.  Only $25.  For 101 performers.  And an orchestra.  And wait!  There’s more!  Free parking!  Shouldn’t that just seal the deal??

You can buy tickets here: http://tix.cpcc.edu/events/ann-hampton-callaway-guests-stars-in-sing-for-the-cure.  Don’t wait too long!

The concert will take place at the Dale F. Halton Theater (1206 Elizabeth Avenue) on Saturday, August 23.  Trust us when we say it will be an amazing event.  If you’ve had a personal experience with cancer or have traveled the emotionally-wrought path alongside someone who’s had cancer, this performance will touch your soul.

You can’t say that about Idol, can you??

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