Hey Palm Beach, mark your calendars for some exciting entertainment coming your way at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Here are our best picks for April.
This special tribute to the “First Lady of Song” will feature many of Fitzgerald’s original big band arrangements from the ’40s and ’50s (including those by Count Basie, Billy Strayhorn and Benny Carter) made available through the assistance of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
It doesn’t get any better than Ella. Tickets are $28.
On April 4, at 6:15 p.m. enjoy a free musical presentation by Justified in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby, then stay for a Gospel Gala with Israel Houghton and New Breed, with opening act Voices of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, which starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
Winner of five Grammys, as well as multiple Stellar, Dove and Soul Train awards, Israel Houghton is widely known for his cross-cultural style of worship music that fuses elements from gospel, jazz and rock.
Along with his band and vocal ensemble, New Breed, he has created a canon of contemporary gospel-praise songs that have become standards.
They include Friend Of God, You Are Good, Again I Say Rejoice and Alpha and Omega. His soul-stirring songs of praise and worship make this annual event, hosted by the Kravis Center’s Community Relations Committee, a moving and unifying audience experience like no other.
Top of the month with Mr. Elegance himself, John Legend, when his All of Me Tour arrives in town April 23, at 8 p.m.
Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, sold more than three million copies and earned eight Grammy nominations with three wins for Best New Artist, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Album. He has also been honored with the Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The nine-time Grammy winner will perform selections from his latest release, Love in the Future, along with fan favorites like “Ordinary People,” “Save Room” and “Everybody Knows.” Tickets start at $31. For other information, visit Kravis.org