Hathaway, daughter of the legendary singer Donny Hathaway, will perform at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 8 p.m. April 27. Tickets are $35. To purchase, call 247-8969 or visit the Downing-Gross website.
Her most recent album, "Where It All Begins," looks back to the influence of her father while also pushing into the future.
AllMusic.com described Hathaway was described as "one of the finest adult contemporary R&B vocalists" of the recent era.
The Umoja Festival, an annual celebration in
R&B loverman Joe, who grew up in Georgia and Alabama, saw his tune "Stutter" hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard's singles chart in 2001. His most recent album is "The Good, The Bad and The Sexy" from last year.
Tickets for the Umoja concert go on sale at 10 a.m., March 30 from
Here's the media release about the Umoja show.
FANTASIA AND JOE
HEADLINE UMOJA FESTIVAL AT
NTELOS WIRELESS PAVILION
Saturday, May 26
Portsmouth, Va. – Fantasia and JOE will headline the annual Umoja Festival on Saturday, May 26 at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Fantasia was fully launched into stardom during
Fantasia won the Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Bittersweet." She previously had two Grammy nominations.
Joe Thomas known affectionately as JOE, has numerous platinum and gold CDs. The son of two preachers, he spent much time during his youth in church singing, playing guitar and even directing the choir.
He has been nominated for seven
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 1 through all
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