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He’s The Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Producer Behind Your Favorite Country HitsIt’s his job to produce albums for Sawyer Brown, write songs for Alabama, sing #1 hits with Kenny Chesney, and go play in Paris with Jimmy Buffett. Yes, “he went to Paris” and chatted with the Newberry Opera House’s Heather Hawkins via phone on WKDK this week upon his return.

Newberry, SC- Nobuntu is a “Five Part” A cappella vocal ensemble made up of young women from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The name Nobuntu is an African concept that values humbleness, love, purpose, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. Their repertoire is a fusion of traditional Zimbabwean rooted music, Afro Jazz, Gospel and Crossover in pure voices with minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments. On Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 P.M., the Newberry Opera House hosts Nobuntu, who will be displaying their talents live.

Newberry, SC- For several years, the Newberry Opera House has brought in 5-7 shows geared towards families and children. These shows are very affordable with discounts for students so that children can be exposed to the arts at a young age. Many of these shows are educational or expose these children to different cultures from around the world. This season is no different with eight shows ranging from plays based off classic children’s stories to a dance/circus group from Africa.

Grammy Award-Winning, Stax Recording Artist Comes To Newberry This Month

If Ken Burns would do a documentary about soul music, William Bell would be prominently featured. Who is William Bell? He is the best Soul, Blues, Americana, Beach music artist you will miss if you don’t come see him live at the Newberry Opera House on September 27 @ 8p.

What Motown was to Detroit, the legendary Stax Records studio was for Memphis. Founded as Sattelite Records in 1957, founders and siblings Jim Stewart and Estelle  Axton, would later combine their last names and change the name to Stax records. Stax would define the Memphis soul sound and bring to America artists like Sam & Dave, Booker T & the MGs, and Otis Redding.

Stax’s first national hit, however, was “You Don’t Miss Your Water (Until the Well Runs Dry)” written and sung by a young Memphis boy named William Bell.

Bell would go on to co-write blues anthem “Born Under a Bad Sign,” record Beach classics “Tryin’ to Love Two” and “Private Number,” have his beats sampled by dozens of Hip Hop artists, and win a Grammy for Best Americana Album in 2017.