Bettye LaVette to perform Saturday at The Kate
OLD sAYBROOK — The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center welcomes soul singer Bettye LaVette for an intimate evening of song with keyboardist Edward Alstrom on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m.
LaVette is no mere singer. She is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.
These intimate shows allow her voice to be the complete center of attention. She will be performing music from throughout her 55-year career, including songs that she performed in small Detroit clubs before her 21st Century resurgence began, and many of which you won’t hear with her full band.
For tickets and information on all shows at the Kate, visit www.thekate.org or call at 877-503-1286.
The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, “the Kate,” is a non-profit performing arts organization located in an historic theatre/town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. Originally opened in 1911 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Kate has been renovated with public funds from the Town of Old Saybrook and donations raised from throughout the community. It includes a 250-seat theatre and a small museum honoring Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrook’s most celebrated resident. As befits an organization born of such a public/private partnership, programming is eclectic, offering something for all ages and income levels and includes several collaborative community productions.