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Wendy Raquel Robinson’s Amazing Grace Conservatory Pays Tribute Prince In New Production, “Goodbye Birdie”

Categories // LA Focus, Entertainment Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Wendy Raquel Robinson and her Amazing Grace Conservatory (AGC) will hit the stage in their spring production of “Goodbye Birdie”—based on the 1963 American musical comedy film, “Bye Bye, Birdie” —at The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, at 4718 West Washington Blvd, on Saturday, May 14th at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 15th at 7:00pm.

It is the classic show revamped with musical hits from Prince and Anita Baker including fresh and original vocal arrangements from the film including, “Bye, Bye Birdie,” “Put On a Happy Face,” and “One Boy” just to name a few.

“In choosing to present this year's musical and feature the music of Prince, we had no idea of how spiritual and relevant it would be after Prince’s sudden and devastating passing,” Robinson said. “The students have been rehears- ing the iconic music from seven-time Grammy Award win- ner, Prince for months. His life, love for children, education and music has sparked a movement with our students that has taken our production of “Goodbye Birdie” to another level. We are saddened by his tragic passing, but we are humbled and honored by this divine coincidence. We look forward to paying homage to a musical genius that has left an indelible impact on the world and this new generation of youth that have fallen in love with his music and message.”

Proceeds will support the expansion of AGC and provide scholarships to underserved youth. For information, call (323) 732-4283 or visit www.AmazingGraceConservatory.org.

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