September 26th, from 6-9 p.m. neighbors and the general public are invited to a Musical Extravaganza fund-raising event at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W Vliet Street to enjoy local music. Tickets are $10.00 ordered in advanced via phone at 414-708-8975, or $12 at the door.
There will be music, dancing, and fun, along with food and refreshments for sale.
“This is a fun way to raise funds for the Martin Drive Neighborhood Association. We have some of the best musicians and singers in the city that live in our neighborhood and they are all donating their time to make a special event,” said Sharon Williams, martin drive neighborhood association fundraising committee chair.
Headlining the event are Martin Drive residents and professional musicians Adekola Adedapo and Marcel Guyton, along with the Martin Drive Musical ensemble, and the Sophia’s Heart Teen Choir.
Headlining the event are Martin Drive residents and professional musicians Adekola Adedapo and Marcel Guyton, along with the Martin Drive Musical ensemble, and the Sophia’s Heart Teen Choir. Adekola Adedapo has been a fixture of Milwaukee’s jazz scene since the late 1970’s. She has sung with music legends like Cab Calloway, released her own CD and performed as an actress with several Milwaukee companies. Adekola was named the Music Honoree at the 2013 Black Excellence Awards, and she presently serves as the Program Coordinator of the Cultural Education Center at Alverno College. Adekola Adedapo is known for her powerful, soul-stirring performances, and she is sure to entertain.
Marcel Guyton’s solo act is one of the best in the city. A popular performer at festivals and in clubs and lounges throughout the Midwest, Marcel combines artistic brilliance, talent, energy and fun to make his show one of a kind. Marcel will entertain with favorites from Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, KC and the Sunshine Band, Marvin Gaye, etc.
The Sophia’s Heart Teen Choir was founded by Milwaukee American Idol finalist, Danny Gokey. To fulfill its mission of Inspiring children’s minds through music and arts, helping families succeed through interventions; and restoring hope to our communities, Sophia’s Heart is working towards establishing centers nationwide that combine Music and Arts in a technologically advanced, mainstream and culturally relevant manner. Their hope is to draw in children and youth and begin to address broader family needs through the children. Their goal is to provide Middle to High School aged students an opportunity to participate in after school programs in the areas of Contemporary Choir, Dance Teams, Audio and Video Recording & Engineering and other performing arts training classes. These young people will inspire us with their talent and energy.
“It will be an entertainment bargain. Everyone will have a good time,” said Williams.
The neighborhood has several events throughout the year to build a community among neighbors.
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