Buzz Is Building for Show That Features National Headliners, Two Columbus Acts, Soul Brunch Warmup, and a Tribute to Bill Moss
In a special event and its first show in the recently renovated Lincoln Theatre, the Wexner Center presents Numero’s Eccentric Soul Review in the Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., Monday, November 9 at 8 pm.
SHOW INFO: The Wexner Center presents Numero’s Eccentric Soul Revue on Monday, November 9 at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm) in the historic Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St., a 566-seat theater in the King-Lincoln Historic District (just east of downtown). Tickets are $23 for all audiences (includes $1 CAPA restoration fee). Call 614 292-3535 or visit ticketmaster.com (1-800-745-3000). More information: wexarts.org.
ECCENTRIC SOUL BRUNCH: As a warmup to the Revue, GenWex young patron group will present the Eccentric Soul Brunch Saturday, November 7, 11 am-4 pm at Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails in Downtown Columbus. The day will feature some of the city’s top DJs—and special guest DJ Dante Carfagna from Chicago—spinning discs from the Numero catalogue . Admission is free, and a portion of the proceeds from food will be donated to Arc of Ohio, an advocacy group for persons with developmental disabilities.
This classic soul revue show organized by Numero Group (a Chicago-based R&B and soul reissue label) features headliner Syl Johnson, who recorded on the Memphis-based Hi Records alongside legends like Al Green); Chicago-based vocal R&B group The Notations; Chicago recording artist Renaldo Domino; and special guest artists from Columbus The Four Mints and Marion Black—all backed by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. The local groups on the bill were featured on the Columbus-based Capsoul label, spearheaded by the late Bill Moss, a colorful Columbus personality. As part of the evening, Numero Group (whose first reissue was a Capsoul compilation) and the performers will pay tribute to Moss for his contributions to both Columbus and the regional music scene.
In addition to its first Capsoul reissue, Numero has subsequently issued three additional records featuring Columbus-based performers, including a reissue of the outstanding debut release of The Four Mints.
Each artist performing at the Revue has a storied past dating back to the mid-’50s. Some, including headliner Syl Johnson and Marion Black, only entered back onto the stage after discovering that modern musicians—among them: RJD2, Wu-Tang Clan, and Geto Boys—had sampled the songs that they had created decades ago. Songs from the artists and some of their contemporaries (including Bill Moss) are featured on a “Wex Mixtape” found here: /wexblog/?p=2977.
“We’re excited to present this show in the historic Lincoln Theatre, located in the heart of a neighborhood noted for its legendary jazz and soul scene—and thrilled to showcase the strong ties Numero has made with Columbus’s music legacy through this lineup,” says Charles Helm, director of performing arts at Ohio State’s Wexner Center. “The Lincoln Theatre is the perfect venue for this concert, and we hope to contribute to the vitality of its offerings with this event and in the future.”
More on the Wexner Center: http://www.wexarts.org
More on the Lincoln Theatre: http://www.capa.com/columbus/venues/lincoln_about.php
More on Numero Group: http://www.numerogroup.com
WEXNER CENTER SEASON SUPPORT
Major support for the Wexner Center’s 2009–10 performing arts season is generously provided by Huntington Bank and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Accommodations provided by The Blackwell Inn.
All performing arts programs and events also receive support from the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation and Wexner Center members, as well as from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Nationwide Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council.