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R&B Legends Keith Sweat, SWV to Perform at Reichhold

Reichhold Center for the Arts will kick off 2016 with a 90s throwback performance starring R&B troubadour Keith Sweat and the widely popular 90s female vocal group SWV.
“Join us at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Reichhold Center, and revel in an evening of quality soul, rhythm and blues music,” said Reichhold’s Denise Humphrey.
“With 14 albums, countless billboard topping hits, American Music Awards wins and nominations, it is evident that Keith Sweat will deliver a momentous performance as the main act of the evening,” said Humphrey.
Sweat, R&B singer and songwriter, is well known for his distinctive, new jack swing style of R&B, which is a form that incorporates contemporary soul, hip-hop and high-tech funk. Upon the release of his debut album “Make It Last Forever” in 1987, he kicked off this unique sub-genre of R&B and soul. He has a cadre of hits from that album such as “I Want Her,” “Make It Last Forever” and “Something Just Ain’t Right” — all of which topped the R&B charts.
Sweat has also collaborated with many artists from “The O’Jays” to “Xscape,” and he was a member of the super group “LSG” along with Gerald Levert and Johnny Gill.
Grammy-nominated female trio SWV will take the stage during the second half of the evening. They made their debut album “It’s About Time” in 1992 with a string of top ten R&B hits that established them as one of the most popular R&B groups of the 90s. SWV, an acronym for Sisters With Voices, is comprised of three school friends: Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons. With hits such as “I’m So Into You,” “Weak” and “Right Here/Human Nature,” a remix of their first single that featured samples of Michael Jackson’s hit “Human Nature;” the trio is sure to be a great compliment to the evening of R&B and soul.
The evening will be capped off with one of Reichhold’s famous after parties with music from local disc jockey “Tony T” of 105 Jamz. The audience will enjoy memories of the ‘Good Ole Days’ with this performance.
Reichhold Center’s 37th season is sponsored by International Capital and Management Company, VI Lottery, Innovative, Marriott’s Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort, Tropical Shipping and the V.I. Council on the Arts.
For tickets, visit the Reichhold box office or call 693-1559. For more information on the Center’s 37th season or to purchase tickets, visit www.reichholdcenter.org.
For inquiries into sponsorship or Stagebill advertising, contact Ian Turnbull at ian.turnbull@uvi.edu or 693-1554.
 

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