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ruben studdard

An American R&B, pop and gospel singer and actor, Ruben Studdard rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his recording of "Superstar". In the years following Idol, Studdard has released seven studio albums, including his platinum-selling debut, Soulful, and the top-selling gospel follow-up, I Need an Angel. He is most well known for his recording career, which has produced hits including "Flying Without Wings", "Sorry 2004", and "Change Me", but he has also segued into television and stage work. Most notably, he starred as Fats Waller in a national tour revival of Ain't Misbehavin',[2] which spawned a Grammy-nominated soundtrack.

THE inspiration band

With over 20 years each of entertaining, The Inspiration Band comes to the stage with one mission -  TO ENTERTAIN!

This is that moment when its time to let go of your worries and frustrations and have fun! Everyone please put on your dancing shoes -  it's time to PARTY!!

R. J. & Zydeco Smoove

R.J. & Zydeco Smoove is an young hot Zydeco band based in Lafayette, Louisiana that blends the soulful flavors of R&B, Neo-Soul, Gospel, Blues, hip-hop, and reggae with the Zydeco tradition that gets your attention all night long! Led by the young accordion Master on all three types of accordions, R.J. is dedicated to making you dance with the creole tradition!

Bandan Koro African Drummers and Dancers 

Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble was formed in Winter 2009 in an effort to provide quality African dance & drum classes, programs, performances and educational and cultural activities.BANDAN KORO:Creates EXPERIENCES for OUTREACH, EDUCATION & ENTERTAINMENT◦BUILDS and CULTIVATES positive relationships, ENCOURAGES appreciation of African Dance, Music, and History, SHARES what we LOVE with the community at large, EMPOWERS individuals and communities towards GROWTH and EXCELLENCE.

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