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Arts Alive Presents Blues Singer Ruthie Foster

Nov. 23, 2008 – Ruthie Foster has been the pride of Texas for many years, but it has only been in the past few years that the rest of the U.S. has begun to discover the talented guitarist/singer/songwriter. A vocalist who has been compared to such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin, she has created her own unique blend of folk, blues and gospel. She will take the stage at 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Tillett Gardens, part of Arts Alive's Concerts in the Garden Series.
Ruthie's latest CD, "The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster," has been getting great reviews. The Austin Chronicle says that "when she sings a cappella the heavens part," and the Los Angeles Times says "that her new CD…will convert those hungry for some real, hot soul."
Foster has appeared at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the country including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Merlefest. She has appeared on the nationally televised "Austin City Limits" program and has appeared on nationally broadcast radio programs such as E Town. This year Ruthie received one of the highest honors in the blues field when she was nominated for a Blues Award for Best Traditional Blues Female Vocal.
Tickets for the concert are $30, or $70 with the prix fixe dinner; reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased in the Tillett Gallery at Tillett Gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information and to make reservations, call 776-8566 or e-mail: artsalive@tillett.net. The program is funded in part by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, a territorial agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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