First African Foundation


Benefit Jazz Concert: Deep Roots-Tall Trees

Friday August 8, 2014 7pm

Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

Charlette’s Web Bio aa

 Charlette’s Web is a female vocal group consisting of Charlette Thompson, Lisa Persley, Cathy Rawlings and their newest member, following the retirement of Ramona Thompson, is Danielle Easley. Charlette’s Web has been singing together for decades. They participate in and often originate projects to benefit their local, community organizations, and churches and anyone in need.

 The group has performed widely including performances with “The Four Tops,” The Trendells, “Three Dog Night” The Dramatics, The Drifters, The Delfonics, The Spinners, The Platters, The Troy /Montgomery Band and several “Rock Around the Pops Benefit Concert Series, under the direction of Dr. George Zack, and several Governor’s Inauguration Balls, just to name a few. Charlette’s Web members are all gifted as solo artists and playwrights, directors, and producers. Several of their solo performances and musical dramas have been performed before sell-out crowds at the Lexington Opera House, The Lyric Theatre, The Lexington Singletary Center for the Arts and other venues. Charlette’s Web is also the voice behind many television and radio jingles.

This quartet is a non-profit organization and the majority of their monies raised are donated towards the needy. Added to their repertoire is an original song recorded called “Crazy for Kentucky,” which was a tribute to the University of Kentucky Basketball team as it headed towards the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans in 1993. This song took on and overnight success and the funds went towards a Scholarship Fund for two children, who lost their mother, in a drowning accident. (This recording is still in demand and available, on tape, for $5.00).

Charlette’s Web is well gifted in their abilities to sing several genres of music. However, they are well known for their anointed gospel sound and their secular renditions of “Oldies.” Come join them as they open for world renowned Kevin Harris and group on Friday August 8, 2014, at The Lyric Theatre.

Deep Roots-Tall Trees Jazz Concert will benefit the First African Foundation and serve the First Annual William E. Thomas Music Awards


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KEVIN HARRIS  read more

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