Rosalind White to perform at church

April 01, 1994|By Phil Greenfield | Phil Greenfield,Special to The Sun

Director-impresario T. G. Cooper may be calling out "SOS," but whatever you do, don't throw him a life jacket. Cooper's SOS stands for Showcase of Stars, and a star is exactly what he'll be presenting April 8 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis.

Performing will be singer-actress Rosalind White, a vivacious, talented graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Howard University, both in Washington.

Ms. White was selected Ms. Howard University in 1992 and recently was named Ms. Collegiate African American for 1993-'94 at a pageant sponsored by Maybelline, Chrysler, Colgate and other major corporations.

She will appear in her one-woman show, "The Woman I Am," in which she reprises selections from her many stage roles and concert performances.

Ms. White has served as a background vocalist for Tramaine Hawkins, George Michael and the O'Jays, and as an opening act for Johnny Gill, Freddie Jackson and Gladys Knight.

On the stage, she has appeared in several touring companies of "Dreamgirls," as well as in "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Breakfast in Harlem," and the Kennedy Center's production of "Power and Glory."

"I believe that singing is a spiritual source of strength and power for everyone, particularly African-Americans, because we have learned to sing through the multiple trials of life," writes Ms. White. "It has eased our hearts and freed our souls. In my professional career, I would like to reach as many people as I can with my voice."

Showtime is at 8 p.m. at the church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis. Tickets are $15 for the show and a buffet that opens at 6:45 p.m., or $10 for the show only. Call 268-3614 for information.

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