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Friday February 15, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Norcross Arts Center 17 College Street Norcross, GA 30071
Enjoy a free concert in tribute to R&B legend Wilson Pickett.
The concert is part of a month-long celebration of Black History Month, with the Norcross Arts Center exhibiting “Wilson Pickett: 25 at the Top”. The exhibit is a pictorial overview of Pickett’s career that includes original programs, clothing, posters, scores, photos, recordings, awards, video footage and gold records.
A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs that made the US R&B charts and frequently crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100. Among his best known hits are “In the Midnight Hour”(which he co-wrote), “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally”, and “Funky Broadway”. Pickett’s forceful, passionate style of singing was developed in church and on the streets of Detroit, and his breakthrough came when he recorded “In the Midnight Hour” in 1965. This song became Pickett’s first big hit, selling over one million copies and it was awarded a gold disc.
On February 8, 15 and 22, Jerome Olds will be performing many of Pickett’s hits. Mr. Olds is well known in Atlanta as a jazz and R&B artist, songwriter and producer, having performed on The David Letterman Show and with The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tina Turner at Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheater. He was also a featured artist on the first three Jazz Flavor CDs produced in Atlanta.
The exhibit will remain open to the public every Thursday in February from 1pm- 5pm, and by appointment. There is no admission to view the exhibit and enjoy Mr. Olds' performance.
To make an appointment to see the exhibit outside of these dates, please contact the Norcross Welcome Center & Museum at 678.421.2049.