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The music and life story of the great Ray Charles comes alive in this special theatrical concert. Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner leads his 11-piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists (a la the Raelettes) in a musical journey through the American legend’s most popular hits. From What’d I Say? and I Got a Woman, to Mess Around and the classic Georgia On My Mind, the iconic music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, country and jazz influenced Ray’s singular style.