Aaron Neville to Warm the Stage for the Holidays at Wayne County Community College District's Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center

"Christmas with Aaron Neville" to be Presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th at Downriver Campus Venue

Charles Neville to Join Brother on Stage

Nov 14, 2011, 11:18 ET from WCCCD

TAYLOR, Mich., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary New Orleans soul and R&B singer Aaron Neville is coming to metro Detroit to warm the holiday stage at the WCCCD Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center in Taylor Wednesday, December 7th. The performance is part of a national tour that will take Neville and his quintet from coast to coast performing fan favorites and holiday classics.

The holiday performance will feature Neville's brother Charles on saxophone. Aaron, Charles, Art and Cyril Neville have recorded and toured extensively as "The Neville Brothers."  This is Neville's fifth-annual Christmas tour, but his first time to come to the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center stage.

"We're proud to present Aaron Neville, a legendary recording artist, on our stage," said WCCCD Downriver Campus President Anthony T. Arminiak. "His Christmas performances incorporate well-known classics, as well as gospel, jazz and R&B favorites. Combined with the warm, intimate experience our theatre allows, Neville's Christmas concert will be a 'can't miss' event."

Neville will take the stage at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center in Taylor at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 7th. Tickets range from $30 to $50 and can be purchased by calling 734-374-3200.

"Aaron Neville indicates the caliber of talent that we will be bringing to the stage throughout the upcoming year," Arminiak said. "We hope the community joins us for this special event – and comes back for future performances throughout the year."

About Aaron Neville: The third youngest of the famous four Neville brothers—Art, Charles, Aaron and Cyril — Aaron was born in 1941 into one of New Orleans' most celebrated musical families. Aaron first burned his way up the national charts in 1966, when his "Tell It Like It Is" hit number-one. He has had four top-20 hits in the United States (including three that went to number one on Billboard's adult contemporary chart and one that went to number one on the R&B chart) along with four platinum-certified albums. Aaron has recorded with his brothers as The Neville Brothers, and is the father of singer/bassist Ivan Neville. He long ago established his status with a singular style marked by a rare and haunting vibrato. His latest album, "I Know I've Been Changed," celebrates Aaron Neville's 50th year in recorded music and brings his career back to gospel music. http://aaronneville.com.

About the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center: The 78,000 square foot Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center features an 812-seat theatre, state of the art technical amenities, studio/rehearsal space, a gallery for the visual arts and up to 14 classroom/seminar rooms, all on the beautiful, wooded, 97-acre Downriver Campus of the Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD). www.wcccd.edu/about/PerformingArtsCenter.htm.

About WCCCD:  WCCCD , the largest urban community college in Michigan is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles.  WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services.  For more information visit:  www.wcccd.edu.