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"An Evening with Emma Kelly"
Production featuring late music legend set for this weekend
Brandi Harvey, far left, and Ross Kelly rehearse vocals while backed by Brett Kelly on drums, Ryan Kelly on bass, and Michael Braz on piano during preparation for this weekend's presentation of "What's Your Favorite Song: An Evening with Emma Kelly" at the Averitt Center for the Arts. Ross Kelly is a son of the Statesboro musical icon, and will serve as the host/emcee. Brett and Ryan are grandsons. Family members and friends of the late Emma Kelly will bring her story and spirit to life through music, stories, and images on stage at the Emma Kelly Theater Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include admission to the after party.
Living in Statesboro, many folks know at least a little about Emma Kelly. If you are curious to learn more about the celebrated chanteuse, the Averitt Center for the Arts and Emma Said Productions have paired up to bring "What's Your Favorite Song? An Evening with Emma Kelly" to the Emma Kelly Theater stage Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee show on Sunday at 2 p.m. Emma Kelly's musical talent was discovered when she was only 3, but she did not play professionally until World War II, when she performed at Fort Stewart, a training facility for GIs.
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