Deidra Jones Presents: Jazz Meets Soul tonight at South on Main

Deidra Jones Presents: Jazz Meets SoulTonight at South on Main – Deidra Jones Presents: Jazz Meets Soul: A night of jazz and soul music combined in one place, providing two things: Quality entertainment, and an unforgettable musical experience!

Show begins at 9 PM. Purchase advance tickets for $10 or pay $12 at the door. Tickets do not guarantee a seat. Please call (501) 244-9660 to reserve a table at South on Main.

Deidra Jones’ dream of becoming an accomplished, well-rounded vocalist and entertainer has taken her around the world. Residing in Europe for many years, afforded her the privilege to release self-titled recordings a long with vocal features with top artists such as La Bouche (Be My Lover), and Technotronic (Pump Up the Jam), and to record with various producers, and DJ’s throughout Europe.

Deidra has shared her talent with other music industry greats such as: Sir Elton John, Randy Crawford, Patti Austin, Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan. In 2005, she established what is believed to be the first African-American, female owned entertainment agency in Germany; Divalina Entertainment, LLC., which remained in operation until she returned to the U.S.

Opera in the Rock pays tribute to memory of Jessye Norman today

Opera In The Rock’s popular concert series “Divas in the Rock” will present a Jessye Norman Memorial Recital on Sunday, November 17th, at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Dr., Little Rock, 72205.

Norman was a dramatic soprano, singing a broad range of repertoire across opera, concert and recital stages. She was a towering figure in the world of opera with a cavernous, rich voice who also performed in Little Rock in 2003 at Pulaski Heights UMC as a benefit concert for Philander Smith College.

This concert event will feature music from her repertoire including traditional African-American spirituals such as “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and “Amazing Grace” alongside art song and opera arias from her signature roles in operas such as Bizet’s Carmen and Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah. Featured local performers include LaSheena Gordon, Shannon Rookey, Christine Donahue, Deidra Jones, Sarah Stankiewicz-Dailey, Victoria Mantooth and Kate Sain among others accompanied by singer-songwriter John Willis.

Free Admission with a $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds benefit Opera In The Rock’s mission to produce professional opera emphasizing collaboration and diversity. No advance ticket purchase required.