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Singer Dorothy Moore Headlines Mississippi College Show to Benefit Friends of Music

November 19, 2012

Singer Dorothy Moore is a R&B legend from Jackson whose memorable hit song “Misty Blue’’ rose to the top of America’s music charts.

On January 19th, the talented Mississippian will be featured at a concert and formal dinner at Mississippi College to benefit the Friends of Music. The group raises funds for the MC Department of Music to pay for new instruments, music and other ongoing needs on the Clinton campus. The event in Anderson Hall that Saturday evening begins at 6:30 p.m.

Admired by fans across the nation as a pop, R&B and soul singer, Moore hit stardom as a 29-year-old in November 1975 with her “Misty Blue’’ single cut on Malaco Records in her hometown, Jackson.

A former Jackson State University student who got started by singing in her church choir, Moore is a member of the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. She’s been nominated for four Grammy Awards during her stellar career in the entertainment world. Her new album “Blues Heart’’ was released in July 2012. The fifth release on her label Farish Street Records of Mississippi, the album features Moore doing a solo on the harmonica.

At Mississippi College, Moore will perform at a newly named event, the 2013 New Year’s Sampler. For the first eight years, the program was billed as a Friends of Music dinner dance with entertainment supplied by the MC Jazz Band.

The event in January will also feature a silent auction, including art pieces donated by the Department of Art, and pottery crafted by art professor Ray Gregory.

Tickets are $50 per person for general admission. The price for Mississippi College faculty, staff  and student tickets will be $30 per person. For more details, contact Dottie Serio at the Department of Music at 601-925-3440 or serio@mc.edu. For more information on Dorothy Moore, go to www.farishstreetrecords.com

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