Performing Arts Council Salutes Black History Month

By Beth Gordon
PAC Producer

Harry Bass, noted singer and jazz artist, will star in the February 17 concert produced by the Performing Arts Council. Harry and his backup ensemble of four instrumentalists will delight the audience with music from the Great American Songbook.

Harry started his performing career in grade school in Arkansas when he played the king in King Pudding Head the 1st (not a well-known show!) But when his family moved to DC when he was a teenager, he had starring roles in well-known musical productions at Coolidge High School including Guys & Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, and Pajama Game. After high school, Harry studied classical voice at the University of Maryland.

Local appearances have included performances with the Washington Jazz Orchestra and at Blues Alley, Omni and Renaissance Hotels, and Mr. Henry’s Upstairs. He is quickly claiming a place in the Mid-Atlantic region as an outstanding vocalist and jazz performer.

The concert on Friday, February 17 will be in the Lakeside Commons Encore Theater at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm). Tickets ($5.00) will be sold on Monday and Tuesday, February 13 & 14, from 4:30 to 6 pm in all dining room lobbies and are now sold in lots A, B & C. This means that A ticket holders are seated first; then B and finally C. For the best seats, buy your tickets on Monday, February 13.

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