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The Music of Sarah Vaughn With the Grand Rapids Symphony

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The Grand Rapids Symphony will have a little ‘soul’ in March.  No, wait, they’ll have a whole lot of ‘soul’ as they celebrate the music of “The Divine One,” Sarah Vaughn.

Vaughn passed away in 1990 at the age of 66, but she’ll be there in spirit through the voice of Grammy Award-winning singer, Dianne Reeves.


Reeves said, “Vaughan was really important to me because she showed the possibilities of what a person could do with their instrument.  It was through her that I started to hear all kinds of things to be able to define and refine myself.”

Reeves, 55, a native of Detroit who grew up in Denver, is the only singer in Grammy history to win three consecutive Grammy Awards in the same category.

In a career ranging from singing with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and recording with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony, she sings a wide range of styles from R&B to world music.

Reeves sang for the closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. But it was George Clooney’s 2005 film “Good Night and Good Luck” about legendary broadcaster Edward R. Murrow that brought Reeves to the attention of a wider audience.

Better get your tickets now for the single performance.  It’s this Saturday night, March 3rd at 8 p.m. in DeVos Performance Hall.  You can call Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787, get them at the DeVos Performance Hall Box Office, any Ticketmaster outlet, or by calling the Grand Rapids Symphony at 454-9451


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