Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra here
Music lovers who want to hear the strains of Ray Charles can listen to a tribute orchestra that performs in Red Deer on Friday.
The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra and The Donald Raylettes perform at Red Deer College Arts Centre at 8 p.m. The tribute orchestra features the Grammy Award winning singer Donald Ray Johnson and former Ray Charles bassist John Gray.
The 12-piece orchestra and three backup singers called The Donald Raylettes will perform many of the hits of the legendary soul singer who died in 2004. Charles who was blind from the age of seven is considered the pioneer of soul music, combining blues, jazz and gospel music. He was a singer, songwriter, musician and composer.
Charles received many awards for his work including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.
Tickets are $39 for adults and $34 for children and seniors. Tickets are available from the Black Knight Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793 or online at www.bkticketcentre.ca.
For more details, see www.raycharlestributeorchestra.com.