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Fun facts - Q&A with Vic Gerami of WeHo Times & Oleta (circa Sept. 2017)
Q - You celebrated your 45th year in the music industry by releasing a new collection of classic songs entitled Third Set this year. How have the changes in the music industry affected you?
A - Not as many people buy full CDs anymore. Also, because of the digital age, the world is inundated with music, so it’s harder for one person to “stand out”. People don’t have to leave home for entertainment anymore because they can see it on cable or the internet. It’s a blessing and a curse.
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Fun facts - Q&A with Vic Gerami of WeHo Times & Oleta (circa Sept. 2017) -
Q -
Modesty aside, how would you describe yourself?
A -
I’m a little fish in a big pond, but bright enough to sometimes get noticed. I’m gifted with a voice that is far bigger than I am. I’m an African American Christian woman/ wife/musician/composer/producer. I have no formal degrees except the honorary [doctorate] for which I was awarded. I’m the recipient of four Grammy Nominations, and most recently the Black Music Honors Legends Award. I have recorded nine CDs, not counting the works that I have done on other compilations. I’ve performed all over the USA, throughout Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa, South America, The Caribbean Islands, Japan, Indonesia and a few places I’ve forgotten.
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Do you have your copy of Oleta's album Third Set - Have you downloaded it? Ordered a copy? Get it here: store.cdbaby.com/cd/oletaadams1 ... See MoreSee Less

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An oldie but goodie, performing Window of Hope at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam last night.

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A great way to end the year!
A sweet surprise after being away on tour. There was a box addressed to me from the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville. Ahhhhh! It’s here! This is the Rhapsody & Rhythm Award presented to me in August from the 2017 Black Music Honors, entitled, “Traveling through Time and Music.” It includes several scenes of instruments and musicians signifying the 50-plus genres of African American Music spanning over 400 years of American culture. The accompanying letter went on to say, “the sculpture, designed by Jamaal B. Sheats, exemplifies the mission of NMAAM- to celebrate, preserve, and educate the world about the contributions that African Americans make to American music.”
My sincerest heartfelt thanks to NMAAM and Central City Productions for this prestigious award.#nmaam #centralcityproductions #blackmusichonors #jamaalbsheets #legend
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September 22-24, 2017
Hollywood, CA
Catalina Jazz Club (Bar & Grill)

October 12 & 13, 2017
Birmingham, AL
Hoover Library Theater

October 21, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Aliante Casino and Hotel & Spa/ Access Showroom

November 3, 2017
New York, NY
BB Kings

November 5, 2017
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere

December 6, 2017
Doetinchem, Netherlands Schouwburg Amphion

December 8, 2017
Nijmegen, Netherlands De Vereeniging

December 9, 2017
Breda, Netherlands Chassé Theater

December 10, 2017
Den Haag, Netherlands

December 12, 2017
Haarlem, Netherlands
Philharmonie Grote Zaal

December 14, 2017
Veenendaal, Netherlands
De Basiliek

December 15, 2017
Bussum, Netherlands

December 16, 2017
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Schouwburg Orpheus

December 19, 2017
Den Bosch, Netherlands
Theater aan de ParadeGrote Zaal

December 21, 2017
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips

December 22, 2017
Assen, Netherlands
De Bonte Wever

December 23, 2017
Amersfoort, Netherlands
Flint Theater

February 23, 2018
St. Louis, MOPowell Hall St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus

February 23, 2018
Annapolis, MD
Rams Head On Stage

March 11, 2018
Oakland, CA

April 21, 2018
Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Newcastle International Jazz Festival
Newcastle’s Show Grounds – Farmer’s Hall

May 11, 2018
South Orange, NJ
South Orange Performing Arts Center

May 12, 2018
Port Washington, NY
Landmark Theatre