BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release – Grammy Award-Winning and Platinum-Selling Artist FANTASIA Christmas After Midnight – A Holiday Concert

BLACKOPPS  ENTERTAINMENT

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, October 3, 2017
 Grammy Award-Winning and Platinum-Selling Artist
FANTASIA
Christmas After Midnight – A Holiday Concert
Performing Her Greatest Hits and New Holiday Songs
Special Guest Mali Music
DPAC
December 6, 2017
Her first-ever Christmas After Midnight Holiday album
Is available on Concord Records October 6, 2017
October 3, 2017 (Durham, NC) – Fantasia will kick off the Holidays with a soulful and spirited show tour starting in November in support of Christmas After Midnighther first-ever holiday album. Fantasia will be performing at DPAC on December 6, 2017.

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10a.m.:
Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling artist Fantasia will release her first-ever holiday album, Christmas After Midnightvia Rock Soul Entertainment and Concord Records onOctober 6. The 12-track album was produced by Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, The Black-Eyed Peas) and includes some of Fantasia’s favorite holiday songs including “This Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” featuring vocals from the critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer CeeLo Green. To pre-order the album, click HERE.
“I’m so excited for my first Christmas album,” says R&B sensation Fantasia. “My Grandmother Addie Collins’ birthday was on Christmas Day. I will never forget how she would put up the prettiest Christmas trees and lights. But more importantly, I’ll never forget the impact she had on me and everyone else around her this time of year. She was a loving woman who helped all her grandchildren understand the true meaning of the holiday, its impact on our spirituality and character as well as the importance of recognizing the value of family and significant relationships. This album is dedicated to her. So as she would always say, ‘Keep giving the Gift of Giving!'”
Recorded live in Los Angeles’ iconic Capitol Studios and Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studios,Christmas After Midnight is an inspiring and merry blend of rock, soul, jazz, funk and blues that will send holiday spirits soaring. Brimming with creative arrangements on standards such as “This Christmas” to the jazzy interpretation of “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” Fantasia’s soulful and unique vocals breathe a fresh new take on these beloved classics. The album also features a playful rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” featuring CeeLo Green.
“This album pays homage to my grandmother and is a gift from me to all of those who remember their grandparents or parents putting up Christmas trees and being a blessing into people’s lives,” says Fantasia. “I’d also like to pay homage to the great singers like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles who stood strong in what they believed in – the music. I hope that it blesses you guys. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.”
Here is a full list of dates and cities for “Christmas After Midnight – A Holiday Concert:”
Sunday, November 19                               Music Hall                                       Dallas, TX
Friday, November 24                                Arena Theatre                                 Houston, TX
Saturday, November 25                           Shermerhorn Symphony               Nashville, TN
Sunday, November 26                              Cobb Energy                                    Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, November 28                            Symphony Hall                               Chicago, IL
Friday, December 1                                     Peabody Opera House                 St Louis, MO
Saturday, December 2                               Music Hall                                       Detroit, MI
Wednesday, December 6                  DPAC                                            Durham, NC
Saturday, December 9                               The Anthem                                    Washington, D.C.
Sunday, December 10                                 Lyric Theater                                 Baltimore, MD
Wednesday, December 13                         Apollo Theater                               New York, NY
Thursday, December 14                             The Fillmore                                  Philadelphia, PA
**More dates to be announced shortly.**
About Fantasia:
North Carolina native Fantasia broke on to the scene in 2004 as the season three winner of Fox’s American Idol. Later that year, she released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, “I Believe.” The singer’s eponymous sophomore effort, released in 2006, featured the #1 R&B single “When I See U,” and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia earned her first ever Grammy Award for the hit single “Bittersweet,” off her critically acclaimed third album Back to Me. Side Effects of You followed in 2013, debuting at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200. On July 29, 2016, Fantasia released her fifth studio album, The Definition Of…., which became her third consecutive #1 R&B album debut, her fourth top ten debut on the Billboard 200, and earned her another Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
In addition to being a mainstay in music, Fantasia adds author and actress, to her growing list of accomplishments. In 2006, she released her New York Times best-selling memoir, Life Is Not a Fairytale, and starred as herself in the Lifetime movie of the same name. In 2007, Fantasia landed the coveted role of Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple for which she won a Theater World Award.
Fantasia returned to Broadway in 2013 as the first celebrity engagement in After Midnight, a dance-focused musical that celebrated Harlem’s iconic Cotton Club during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and ’30s. After receiving rave reviews, Fantasia joined the cast ofAfter Midnight for a second run in May 2014.
About DPAC
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and video. Listed eight times in the top ten in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone,” hosting 200 performances a year, including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed for seven consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.
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BlackOpps Entertainment Video Preview for September 4, 2017

The Original King of Comedy D.L. Hughley DPAC Friday, September 22, 2017

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today, D.L. Hughley will make a stop at DPAC on Friday, September 22.
Tickets are on sale: Online at DPACnc.com  The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

 

BlackOpps Entertainment Press Release: Chris Rock adds THIRD show at DPAC on February 13, 2017

BLACKOPPS ENTERTAINMENT 

Press Release 

By Popular Demand-Third Show Added

CHRIS ROCK

THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017

 

The Acclaimed Comedian’s First Tour in 9 Years Starts

February 13 in Durham, North Carolina at DPAC

 

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February 13, 14, & 15

DPAC

On sale now online at DPACnc.com, Livenation.com, the Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC, and Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

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(December 9, 2016) – Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced Tuesday a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour. The TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 kicks off on February 13, 2017 in Durham, NC at DPAC. By popular demand, third show added February 13, 2017. The first leg of the TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017 will be the acclaimed comedian’s first tour in over 9 years and will visit cities throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Houston, Detroit and more. More dates will be announced soon.  A full list of tour dates is below. Tickets go on sale now at www.livenation.com and other outlets.

Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer and writer he has created many memorable moments.

Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.”

With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.  In 2014 he led the ensemble cast of “Top Five,” a critically acclaimed comedy feature that he also wrote and directed.  In 2009 Rock ventured into the documentary world as a writer and producer of “Good Hair,” and in 2014 he executive produced “Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip,” a documentary recounting the history of one of New York’s most famous comedy venues.  His feature acting credits include the “Grown Ups” and “Madagascar” franchises, “Head of State,” “Nurse Betty,” “CB4”, “Death at a Funeral,” “I Think I Love My Wife,” “2 Days in New York,” “Dogma” and “New Jack City.”

His television work includes serving as executive producer, writer and narrator for the series “Everybody Hates Chris,” which ran from 2005 to 2009, and as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1989-1993.

Rock has won four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In addition, he received two nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Director for a Variety Special for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and Outstanding Special Class Program for the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

CHRIS ROCK – THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017

All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.