Originally performed on December 3rd, 2022 for the P.U.R.E. Concert Series, season 3, A Tribute to the Empress of Soul" features the dynamic vocals of Charleston native, Ashley Hale. This show also features Glady Knight's iconic male trio, "The Pips" portrayed by JT Holmes, Thomas Brown, and Mario Desaussure (Always and Forever Tribute.)
He’s got passion, presence, & POWER. International vocal phenomenon and Charleston native, Mario Desaussure graces the Charleston Music Hall stage paying tribute to one of the greatest male vocalists of all time, Luther Vandross. He is backed by Charleston’s finest musicians (Stephen Washington, LaVontá Green, Greg Loney, Aj Jenkins, & Chris Williams) and world class vocalists to include Javetta Campbell, Ashley Hale, & Lori Major. Our debut show at the Charleston Music Hall featured Grammy Award Winning Artist, Charlton Singleton on trumpet.
Originally premiering on September 3rd, 2021 at The Charleston Music Hall Simply the Best - A Tribute to Tina Turner takes you on a journey through the life of the Queen of Rock & Roll through song beginning with young Tina in church. The show progresses, captivating audiences with sharp dance moves, flashy wardrobe & hair changes, and hits we all remember spanning from the 1950’s to the 90’s!
R&B, Soul, & Gospel…these are just a few of the genres that the late great Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin covered in her impactful career of nearly 60 years. Christian, “Black Diamond“ Smalls takes you on an emotional ride down memory lane with effortless vocals and the classic soulful melodies we all remember.
Original premiere date: August 17th, 2018 at the Charleston Pour House. This show features Black Diamond, Zandrina Dunning, Aisha Kenyetta, Tonya Williams, Starr Manigault, Black Noyze & Benny Starr paying tribute to one of the biggest entertainers of all time, Janet Jackson. We were joined by Dance Lab’s “Bad Girls Club” and DJ SCrib as well!
The YMCA of Greater Charleston & Zandrina Dunning presented the P.U.R.E. Concert Festival benefiting Charleston Walk for Autism. This socially distanced family friendly event was held on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 from 2pm-8pm at the Cane Bay Family YMCA in Summerville, SC. We had over 300 people in attendance. 13 Artists performed and 4 talented kids from the Autism Community also shared their gifts.
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