Patti Austin helps Wright Museum celebrate 50 fantastic years

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    SoulTrackers who have been to Detroit know what a big role in the community that the The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has played over the years. Well, the Wright is turning 50 years old and there is quite an event planned!

    The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Ford Motor Company are presenting "Oh, Freedom! A Musical Journey Through African American History," on Sunday, March 1 beginning at 7 pm at the Detroit Opera House. This special production featuring Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin, a choir with 75 of Detroit’s finest voices, and orchestra is the capstone event for The Wright's 2015 Black History Month and celebrates the museum's 50th anniversary as it commemorates 500 years of African American history through music, song, and the spoken word.

    SoulTrackers who have been to Detroit know what a big role in the community that the The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has played over the years. Well, the Wright is turning 50 years old and there is quite an event planned!

    The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Ford Motor Company are presenting "Oh, Freedom! A Musical Journey Through African American History," on Sunday, March 1 beginning at 7 pm at the Detroit Opera House. This special production featuring Grammy Award-winner Patti Austin, a choir with 75 of Detroit’s finest voices, and orchestra is the capstone event for The Wright's 2015 Black History Month and celebrates the museum's 50th anniversary as it commemorates 500 years of African American history through music, song, and the spoken word.

    Of special note is the 75-voice choir comprised of voices from across metropolitan Detroit representing varying ages, races, and backgrounds. Included are singers representing dozens of choirs, churches, and schools, as well as noteworthy participants such as 30+ Detroit Music Award-winner and blues diva Thornetta Davis, and jazz/gospel/soul vocalist Joan Belgrave.

    This really is an event that should not be missed

    Tickets for Oh Freedom! A Musical Journey Through African American History starring Patti Austin start at $25 and are available at the Detroit Opera House box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at (800) 745-3000. For more information visit TheWright.org/ohfreedom or visit LiveNation.

    About the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

    Founded in 1965 and located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center, The Wright Museum is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information visit www.TheWright.org.