Unforgettable: A Natalie Cole Story – Love, Life & Her Music

A multimedia production starring Dee Dee Simon as Natalie Cole. Guesting the Dynamic Ms. Faye Carol as Albertina Walker. November 11-26, 2016.
By: Black Repertory Group, Inc.
 
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BERKELEY, Calif. - Oct. 21, 2016 - PRLog -- Opening their 52nd Mainstage Season, Black Repertory Group proudly presents the critically acclaimed, highly requested and anticipated return of this staged musical journey. Back by popular demand and featuring the debut of new enticing scenes; that draw us even closer to Natalie Cole. Written by Dr. Mona Vaughn-Scott and Directed by Sean Vaughn Scott. "Unforgettable: A Natalie Cole Story – Love, Life & Her Music" is a brilliant course that examines the daughter of the legendary Nat King Cole. Natalie became an Icon; with a career spanning 4 decades, 30 million record sales and 9 Grammy Awards.

Dee Dee Simon reprises her role and brings life to the great Natalie Cole. The vitality of Ms. Simon's range adorns the audience with the essence and spectacular presence of Ms. Cole. Guesting as Albertina Walker the Dynamic Ms. Faye Carol commands the BRG Stage in an emotional tribute to the Queen of Gospel Music. The notable All-Star BRG Cast also boasts appearances by Clarence Ray Johnson Jr. and Cheryl Patrick-Williams.

"This has been one heck of an experience. It challenged me as Whitney Houston did. These women were around the Greats and their style of singing is so far from today. Natalie had range out of this world; she just flat out sang. It has put me in a vocal gym. This is what it is all about." Dee Dee Simon

Ms.Simon along with the talented BRG Cast will serve as edification to the soul and spirit of the fabulous songstress we all love, Natalie Cole.

For more information on how to see this show please visit http://www.blackrepertorygroup.com/Unforgettable.php

Tickets are available online at: http://unforgettable-anataliecolestory.brownpapertickets....
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Who is Dee Dee Simon?

The Bay Area's Queen, hailing from Oakland; was born to sing. Nurtured in the Baptist Church; she honed her vocal skills finding her own voice. Ms. Simon has had her share of music industry ups and downs that has laid an experienced foundation to build who she is today.

Breaking into the music industry spotlight isn't easy and it has come as no hand out to Ms. Simon. After several collaborations and competitions with local artists Dee Dee Simon is the first and only West Coast sanger that has won Steve Harvey's National Singing Contest. She has had the opportunity to sing with and for artists such as: E-40, Spice 1, Rick Rock, Chauncey of Black Street, Rome, The Temptations, Dick Gregory, Paul Mooney, Jill Scott's Kindred Family Soul, Faith Evans and SOS.

Dee Dee Simon has opened for the KBLX Stone Soul Concerts with musical greats: Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Cameo, Lakeside and the Ohio Players. She was bestowed the opportunity to open for Morris Day & The Time with a Tribute to Prince; delivering an emotionally charged acoustic duet with Dwayne Wiggins.

"This young lady tends to keep pushing limits, shooting for the stars hoping to land on the moon. She is destined to make this world her stage with her soulful sound and natural ability to tell her story through song." Tate Music Group

Dee Dee Simon is gifted not only as a talented singer but she is also: a Playwright, Book Author, Thespian, Director, Producer, Educator and Winner of 16 Black Music Awards. She has written a host of touring Gospel stage plays that include "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Thin Line Between Love & Hate – The Play" and "Misery Loves Company".

Ms. Simon is known for her jaw dropping, critically applauded performance in "The Whitney Houston Tribute." Also, soon to arrive on TV the upcoming series "UG Fame". Dee Dee Simon is a powerhouse that delivers a well-seasoned, pitch-perfect "Truth".

To hear her latest releases: "Soul Beautiful" and "Never Letting Go" visit soundcloud.com/dl-simon

For interviews or more information on Ms. Simon please visit deedeesimonworld.com
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Artist Bio : The Dynamic Ms. Faye Carol
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Faye Carol is one of the premiere vocalists of her time. Her unique style and gift of connecting with her audience is astonishing. Arranging jazz standards and other popular songs in her own way, is nothing new to Miss Carol. She began this decades ago, well before mixing genres such as hip-hop & jazz were so widely embraced.

Known for her outwardly loving embrace and support of all, Faye Carol remains a conduit for bringing together many communities through music. The Faye Carol School Of The Getdown has become known as a bay area community treasure. Miss Faye continues as an international recording artist, adding to her own catalogue & contributing to numerous colleagues' projects. This trailblazer continues to create unique, authentic music, and rock the mic with an energy that is divine.

To find out more about illustrious career of the Dynamic Ms. Faye Carol please visit fayecarol.com.
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About Black Repertory Group, Inc.

Established in 1964 the Black Repertory Group, Inc. - BRG, located in Berkeley, CA is a Cultural Arts Center that houses the Birel L. Vaughn Theater.

For over 50 years as "Keepers Of The Culture" the BRG continues to take pride in presenting quality entertainment. As the longest running BRG in the nation; the BRG stage has been the home for scores of talent that have arisen to fame including: Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Mooney, Danny Glover, David Talbert, Art Evans, Terri Vaughn, Kelita Smith and so many more...

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