MOUNT VERNON - She is the Queen of Gospel music with over 30 albums and dozens on million selling singles. Other honors include: 4 Grammy Awards, a 3 time inductee in the Grammy Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Star on Hollywood Blvd. and was honored on the U.S. 32 cent stamp in 1998. Any guess who she is?
At 7 PM this Thursday, May 26 at ThePlace@TheWoodward [currently located at 120 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, moving soon to 101 S. Main] you will meet the Queen and hear her story. Portrayed by veteran Chautauqua stage regular, Dr. Annette Jefferson will proudly present her presentation of Mahalia Jackson, considered the greatest voice in Gospel, television personality, civil rights activist, ambassador of goodwill for the United States in other lands and an exemplary servant of her God.
Opening the Chautauqua is another Gospel treasure, Mount Vernon’s own McManaways. The doors open at the first floor facility at 6 PM, the McManaways will open the program at 7 PM with Dr. Jefferson as Mahalia Jackson taking the stage at approximately 7:45 with a Question and Answer period immediately after the portrayal.
The Chautauqua Series is supported in part by a grant from the Ariel Foundation and is the only year round monthly Chautauqua in the United States. The programs are presented on a donation basis and educational and fun for all the family. For more information on this and upcoming programs, call 740-392-6102 or visit www.elixirpresents.com or www.VisitKnoxOhio.org. To receive a reminder the Sunday before each program email Mike Petee at firstname.lastname@example.org.