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651 Arts to celebrate 25 years

Singer Lisa Fischer from the film "Twenty Feet from Stardom" will perform at the 651 Arts celebration on May 1. Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

651 ARTS, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary performing arts of the African Diaspora, will celebrate 25 years of developing, producing and presenting performance and cultural programming that continues to serve the local community and beyond. The event will take place Thursday, May 1, at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Lepercq Space at 7 p.m. 

Hosted by Jodine Dorcé, the event will feature a reception, honoree presentation and music by DJ NY Giant. Guests will also be treated to a special live performance by Grammy Award-Winning singer Lisa Fischer, a powerhouse talent that has toured and recorded music with the likes of Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton, Bobby McFerrin, Alicia Keyes, Lou Reed, Louie Vega and Aretha Franklin, just to name a few. Fischer is also featured in Morgan Neville’s critically acclaimed, Oscar-Winning documentary film, “Twenty Feet from Stardom.”

Tickets to the event are $75 and will go to support 651 ARTS.  For additional information, to donate or purchase tickets, please visit www.651ARTS.org. BAM’s Lepercq Space is located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene.

April 28, 2014 - 12:00pm


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