September 14, 2011
– The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Lyceum Series is proud to present award-winning gospel singers, The Clark Sisters, Friday October 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium.
Tickets are now available through ticketmaster.com
and the FAMU box office for $45, $30 and $20, depending on the location of the seats.
This is the fourth time this year that all sisters will perform together. Furthermore, this is only the second time the Clark Sisters have performed on a college campus since their last performance at FAMU in the 90s.
With a compelling, commanding fusion of styles as diverse as blues, jazz, R&B and classical, the Clark Sisters, which consists of sisters Jacky, Twinkie, Karen and Dorinda, created a sound that was new, fresh and entirely their own.On Live – One Last Time
, their newest release and first album together in more than 12 years, is truly landmark work. The project is an epic undertaking of unprecedented scope.
With virtually unlimited range, dazzling dynamics and multi-textured runs, riffs, and scats that have long been hallmarks of their singular vocal style, the Clark Sisters sound has given inspiration to countless singers of today. With millions of album sales to their collective credit, that select circle includes gospel, mainstream R&B and pop stars.
The sisters, born between 1951 and 1960, all showed prodigious musical talent from early childhood, and were raised under the careful musical and moral tutelage of their pastor father and mother.
The seeds for what would become Live – One Last Time
were first planted by Karen’s husband when he suggested the foursome reunite to give posterity and the flocks of still-faithful Clark Sisters fans a taste of some new “sisters” material, as well as new, live renditions of a large number of Clark standards. Live – One Last Time
was recorded in July 2006, before a sell-out crowd of 6,000 in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.
For more information, contact the Office of Communications at (850) 599-3413.
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