My Town: Brian McKnight Concert to Benefit Karamu House

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Grammy Award winning R & B artist Brian McKnight will take to the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a concert to benefit the country’s oldest African-American playhouse, Cleveland’s Karamu House.

The concert takes place on Friday, April 27, 2012 and all proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Karamu House Community Outreach and Theatre programs.

McKnight will perform at an intimate setting at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A reception where McKnight will sing and interact with the audience will follow the performance.

Cleveland leaders, including Ted Ginn Sr., Coach, Founder and CEO of Ginn Academy and Ohio State Senator, Nina Turner, will also be honored at the event .

“We are very excited to have Brian McKnight perform,” said Greg Ashe, Executive Director of Karamu House. “What a wonderful chance to have a benefit with great music by one of the R&B’s most recognized voices.”

Last minute tickets are still available. Tickets may be purchased via the Karamu website or through the box office at (216) 795 7070 ext 225. Karamu House is located at 2355 East 89th Street Cleveland, Ohio.