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NCCU Opens Lyceum Series with R&B Singer Lalah Hathaway on Sept. 9

Durham, NC – North Carolina Central University will welcome the vocalist Lalah Hathaway to B.N. Duke Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Sept. 9 to kick-off the 2016-2017 Lyceum Series.

Hathaway, an R&B/soul singer and songwriter, was introduced to music at an early age by father, famous soul, jazz and R&B artist Donny Hathaway.

During her final year at Berklee College of Music, Hathaway released her self-titled album with hit singles “Heaven Knows” and “Baby Don’t Cry.” It was produced by R&B legend Angela Winbush.

In 2004, she released her forth album, “Outrun the Sky,” that included a remake of the hit song “Forever, For Always, For Love” and peaked No. 1 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay list.

Hathaway released her fifth album, “Self Portrait,” in 2008. It made the top 10 on Billboard’s Top R&B albums chart and was her most successful album to date.

She recently released her first live album, “Lalah Hathaway LIVE.”

Hathaway has earned three consecutive GRAMMY awards. She won 2014’s Best R&B Performance for her song “Something,” 2015’s Best Traditional R&B Performance for her song “Jesus Children,” and 2016’s GRAMMY for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the remake of her father’s song “Little Ghetto Boy.”

The university’s annual Lyceum Series brings to campus thought-leaders, performers and academicians to support the intellectual climate and enhance student growth and development. Lyceum Series appearances continue throughout the year and are free and open to the public.

Future appearances include a visit by NCCU alumna Bianca Barnes, who served as a television producer for reality shows including Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and “The Real Housewives of Potomac” franchises. For more information, contact University College at 919-530-6932.

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