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Musical Icon Patti LaBelle Returns to the Wilson Center this Spring

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that musical icon Patti LaBelle will return to the Wilson Center on May 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. LaBelle last performed at the Center in January 2019. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance, and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards, and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that LaBelle is known and revered for.

The same motivation that had Patricia Louise Holte blossom from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles and later Labelle, to a solo artist, is the same energy that keeps her fire burning at seventy-seven years young. “Each year I grow, and that’s a blessing from God. I do what I can do. I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it…it’s not about making money because I don’t need money, but I need to sing. With a voice or without, I’ve got to get on that stage.” 

As a solo artist, LaBelle won a 1992 Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her 1991 album, Burnin’, followed by a second Grammy win for the live album, Live! One Night Only

Beyond her music career, LaBelle has written six books and has been featured in popular films and television programs including A Soldier’s Story, A Different World, American Horror Story, Empire, Star, and The Kominsky Method, and starred in her own TV series, Out All Night. She’s also wowed television audiences with unforgettable performances on the hit shows, Dancing with the Stars and The Masked Singer and starred in Broadway productions of Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God, Fela, and After Midnight.

Tickets will be available online to Cape Fear Stage Members beginning 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, with tickets going on sale online to the general public on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 10 a.m. Please note that this is anticipated to be a full-capacity event, and will adhere to all local and state guidelines at the time of the show. Tickets may be purchased online, or by contacting the Ticket Central box office. Ticket Central is open for telephone and in-person sales from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday only. Ticket Central may be reached by telephone at 910.362.7999; questions may also be directed to tickets@wilsoncentertickets.com.

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