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The Wilson Pickett Jr. Legacy, LLC (WPL) will open the Wilson Pickett: 25 at the Top exhibit on Friday, August 17. This exhibit pays tribute to one of our greatest rhythm and blues legends – Wilson “Wickett” Pickett. 25 At the Top: The Exhibit is a pictorial overview which includes original programs, clothing, posters, scores, photos, recordings, awards, video footage and gold records. The exhibit will be displayed at the Porter Sanford III Center for Performing Arts from August 17 – September 23,. Admission is free.
During the final weekend of the exhibit, the Wilson Pickett Jr. Legacy will bring back the hit musical, In the Midnight Hour: The Music of Wilson Pickett, at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center September 21 -23. Featuring film and television star and NAACP Image Award Winner Cassi Davis, this Broadway style musical is produced by Kenneth Green, directed by Seret Scott with musical direction by Keith Wilson.
Show schedule is September 21 – 23, 2012 — Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM. The Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center is located at 3181 Rainbow Drive in Decatur.
In the Midnight Hour: The Music of Wilson Pickett, is a jukebox musical that celebrates the music legacy and life of the international Rhythm and Blues, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist, The “Wicked” Wilson Pickett. Conceived by Kenneth Green, this production takes you on the journey of a musical icon that has helped shape the genres of soul music and Rhythm and Blues.
For tickets to the show call 1.877.725.8849 or ONLINE at http://www.ticketalternative.com/Venues/599.aspx. Also. visit http://wilsonpickett.com/ or contact Jennifer Dwyer, 404.558.8851 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wilson Pickett was an American R&B/Soul singer and songwriter. A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which made the US R&B charts, and frequently crossed over to the US Billboard Hot 100.