An Event NOT TO BE MISSED: NotWeButONE Fundraiser Concert and Art Exhibit, May 18, 7-11:30pm at THE VEX ARTS, 5240 Alhambra Ave., LA CA 90032
NotWeButONE Concert and Art Exhibit is a Charity Event for the URBAN OPERA PROJECT (for teens at risk) to initiate funding for “Red Sneakers” which is an urban operetta based on the true life stories of teens at-risk.
This event will showcase top musicians
…. The Deborah Ashe Neo-Soul Band: Vocals by Ms. Deborah Ashe, Darrell Crooks-Guitar, John Hart-Bass, Mikael Megeed-Keyboards, Quinten Dennard-Percussion, Louis Van Taylor-Sax and Bill Bodine on Trumpet.
…. MorgAnne: International chanteuse with a spellbinding textured sound, sometimes compared to Sade, then transport the listener to Gay Paris with a vibe a la Edith Piaf. After she stirs up the heat and conjures sensuality like Grace Jones, she can burst into vocal fireworks that are similar to the great Shirley Bassey..
…The “Red Sneakers” blues-based segment will include music and singing with rhythm tap staged by the legendary Chester Whitmore.
…The “Truffles” a sound hybrid of palates, often described as soul or R&B. Their music is highly influenced by soul, R&B, jazz, bebop, funk, 60s and 70s psychedelic, world music, and pop.
…La Mancha Gallery/Omar Holguin will be curating a unique labyrinth-style setting, cutting-edge art from 10 of Los Angeles’ top artists in Los Angeles including Steven Thomas Higgins, George Coombs, Nestor Rodriguez, Steven Johnstone, Fernando Lozano, Hector Pedraza, Kevin T. Williams, Gilad Koriski, Donald Frezell, D. Ashe and James.
Tickets at door: $10.00