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African American Cultural Festival, North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA): Stephanie Mills with Special Guest Will Downing


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Tue., Aug. 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM

North Carolina Museum of Art Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Theater, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6494

Program

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Stephanie Mills rose to stardom as Dorothy in the original Broadway run of the hit musical The Wiz. Her number one hit records include “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love,” “I Feel Good All Over,” “You’re Putting a Rush on Me,” “Something in the Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Home.” Mills is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including Grammys, Tonys, NAACP Image Awards, and American Music Awards.

In June 2021 Mills released her new single “Let’s Do the Right Thing.” Her long-awaited new music brings fans back to her traditional soulful sound infused with empowering messages. Mills wants to do more than just sing about love. As the mother of a Down Syndrome child, she recently formed her own nonprofit, the 444LOVE Foundation, headquartered in Charlotte, NC. The 444LOVE Foundation advocates and invests in caring for, educating, and developing programs for individuals with special needs.

With a career that spans over 35 years and 25 albums, baritone Will Downing, known as the Prince of Sophisticated Soul, is one of the most versatile and loved voices of our time. His repertoire consists of signature interpretations of R and B classics like “I Go Crazy,” “Wishing on a Star” and “I Try,” with original hits “A Million Ways,” “Sorry I,” and the showstopping duet with Rachelle Ferrell, “Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This.”

Notes

Premium Reserved: From $68 Members, $75 Nonmembers; Nonpremium Reserved: From $59 Members, $65 Nonmembers; General Admission: From $50 Members, $55 Nonmembers

Cost

$75 - $50

Series

NCMA Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Dates

  • Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM