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Grammy-Nominated Singer Comes to Texas Tech

Matthew Matherly

February 3, 2015

Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon will visit Texas Tech with the cast of “The Clothesline Muse.”

Nnenna Freelon

The Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performance series continues with a performance by jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Allen Theatre. Freelon will perform with the cast of “The Clothesline Muse,” an original, multidisciplinary project that explores the clothesline as a metaphor of community lifeline and its ties to the environment.

The performance includes dance, music, spoken word, interview text, video and interactive art. The cast includes six dancers and Freelon as The Muse.

The performance is in conjunction with Black History Month, and the organizers hope to inspire intergenerational conversations between parents, children and grandparents and their own clothesline stories.

Freelon is a jazz singer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, who started performing in 1992. In her 22-year career, she has been nominated for six Grammy awards, performed with Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin and performed in Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the White House. Freelon wrote, composed and produced “The Clothesline Muse.”

The performance will start at 7 p.m. in the Allen Theatre. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from Select-A-Seat or by calling (806) 770-2000. Texas Tech students can receive one free ticket with a valid Texas Tech ID at the SUB ticket booth. There will be a CD signing after the performance.

For more information contact Jo Moore or visit the presidential series website or Facebook page.

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