The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly presents RESPECT - A Tribute To The Queen of Soul, a production of the Red Mountain Theatre Company, at the Museum’s Steiner Auditorium Thursday July 28, at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed show stars Belinda George Peoples, in a soaring tribute to iconic soul diva Aretha Franklin – one of the musical legends on display in the ongoing BMA Year of Photography exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present.
Peoples is a native of Birmingham who has performed in numerous productions, including Big River,Ain’t Misbehavin, Sophisticated Ladies, Annie, Smokey Joe’s Café, Beehive, the world premiere of RESPECT - A Tribute to the Queen of Soul(written especially for her), and the world premiere of Back to the Dream with Red Mountain Theatre Company. She has also performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (in the concert version of Carousel), the Smithsonian Institute, the city of Atlanta’s “A Night in Atlanta” New Year’s Eve Festival, the Birmingham City Board of Education (theme song “For Our Children, For Our Future”), the National Black Caucus held in Washington,D.C., and last year’s Sickle Cell Foundation Gala.
This show is a perfect companion piece to Who Shot Rock, which documents through stunning, often rarely seen photos and videos, the artistry of the photographers who helped create the images of the popular music revolution which began 60 years ago.
For this one night only show, the $10 admission to Who Shot Rock (Thursday ticket purchase only) means a free pass to see RESPECT. For tickets or more information visit our web site rockbma.com and click on the events link.