Thursday, April 7, 2011
"The Color Purple" composer, Allee Willis, comes to Detroit to benefit Detroit's Mumford High School
Pic of Allee Willis courtesy of Ms. Willis
Allee Willis is an award-wining composer, visual artist and musician. She also happens to be a graduate from Detroit's Mumford High School.
She will be here this weekend (Friday, April 8 and Saturday April 9) when "The Color Purple" comes to The Fox Theatre. Click here for more information: http://www.olympiaentertainment.com/
Willis is one of the co-composers for the staged version of Alice Walker's epic tale of love, heartache and triumph-all subjects Detroiters are familiar with as we navigate our way through one of the city's most difficult economic times.
Willis commends her fellow Detroiters who have remained in the city despite these difficulties. She says,"The people who live in Detroit and are committed to making it better are heroes."
As a Mumford alumna, Willis is committed to making the lives of the students in the school's marching band better via a benefit that will take place this Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before the matinee performance of "The Color Purple."
Willis will host the marching band along with some of the show's cast members in a medley of her hits which include the "Friends" theme song "I'll Be There for You" and Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." All proceeds will go towards purchasing new uniforms for the students.
Tickets are $50 each with only 200 available. Please click on this link for more information: http://www.alleewillis.com/mumfordinvite (Tickets to the Mumford event DO NOT include tickets for "The Color Purple").
Just a week ago, The Fox Theatre was filled with Charlie Sheen's disrespectful rants and jabs about Detroit. How refreshing to have one of Detroit's finest giving back to her city and school. Now, that's "WINNING!"