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The Music of Sam Cooke – The King of Soul Starring Bradd Marquis

Saturday, January 19 2019 08:00 PM

The Music of Sam Cooke – The King of Soul Starring Bradd Marquis:

A fantastic new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the Legendary Sam Cooke. A rip roaring soulful performance brought to you alongside a live big band.

Sam Cooke became the most important Soul singer in history. He was also the inventor of soul music and the most popular and beloved performer of his time. Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as The King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. Sam Cooke appealed to everyone. He pioneered soul by melding elements of R&B, Gospel and Pop into a sound that was new and still coalescing at the time. His pioneering contributions to soul music led to the rise of Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and popularized the likes of Otis Redding and James Brown.

This world premiere concert features the greatest hits from the Legend of Soul including You Send Me, Only Sixteen, Cupid, Chain Gang, Twistin the Night Away, A Change is Gonna Come, Wonderful World to name a few. Beginning with the gospel music that formed the foundation of Sam Cooke’s career, and spanning his success as a pop star, its pure magic from beginning to end. He is “Forever Mr. Soul”.

Sunrise Theatre

The pristine, beautifully restored, intimate 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre, located in Historic downtown Fort Pierce, presents national touring Broadway shows, musical and comedy acts, ballet and opera companies with full orchestras, country stars and classic rock icons.

CONTACT INFORMATION

117 S 2nd St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Phone: (772) 461-4775
Fax: (772) 461-8373
Email: info@sunrisetheatre.com
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