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Apr 20 , 2018

Maceo Parker: To Ray with Love

Cobb Great Hall

A Special Tribute to Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes

A young saxophonist from North Carolina once stood outside the Greensboro Coliseum hoping to catch just a glimpse of his idol, Ray Charles. That young man went on to become a legendary player in funk music history as James Brown’s saxophonist. Ray Charles’ music remained an undeniable influence throughout Maceo Parker’s career, and he included a Ray Charles cover on each of his albums. Maceo Parker  was thrilled to go on tour with Charles in the ‘90s. Maceo Parker pays tribute to Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes in a spectacular program honoring his hero. To Ray with Love, the ultimate tribute to Ray Charles, premiered at the Hollywood Bowl in 2016, followed by a performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival to stunning acclaim.

Now, this astonishing show comes to East Lansing.

insight preview
 There will be an Insight Preview before the performance beginning  at 7:15pm in the Stoddard Grand Tier Lounge.

Sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance; Brogan, Reed, Van Gorder & Associates/Ohio National Financial Services; and Jackson National Life Insurance Company.

Media Sponsor: WKAR

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  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI
  • PHONE: (517) 432-2000