Rahsaan Patterson at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
212-997-4144 www.bbkingblues.com Ages: Teen, Adult $26.50 advance, $30 day of show
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Longtime fans have watched Rahsaan Patterson ("Rah" to his friends) grow from the skinny, wide-eyed boy with the big eyes and bigger voice on the classic children's show Kids Incorporated into one of the most influential yet underrated soul men on the planet. (His career is riddled with paradox and irony.) We've watched him sport blonde-streaked hair and cutting-edge fashions while strolling through European-set music videos, and then hung on to his every note in clubs and concert halls around the globe as he, shorn of hair and clad in the simplest of gear, bled out in song - joy, pain, longing, despair, and ecstasy. We've kept track of the who's who of talented folks he's written and produced for and with (from pop diva Brandy to fellow under-sung MVP Van Hunt), with whom he's collaborated (Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway), and of the icons who have sung his praises (the awesome Chaka Khan) and ushered him into the hall of the greats.
Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.
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