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Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson to Host Ole School Concert as a Part of the Classic Festivities

PRESS RELEASE                                                                        Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Councilor Sheila Tyson is asking you to take a trip down memory lane as she prepares to host her annual Ole School Concert during the historic Magic City Classic week. The concert will take place THIS EVENING at 7 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art located at 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203. The concert will feature Yvette Cooke and Eddie Holman. Councilor Tyson says that she is looking forward to adding a little ole school flavor to the classic festivities, as both artists will be hitting the stage to perform some of their greatest hits.

“What better way to celebrate an event that has so much history than with an fun concert that allows people to enjoy some of their favorite old school tunes in an atmosphere that is inviting and enjoyable,” Councilor Tyson said. “I am looking forward to seeing fans from both schools come out and get a taste of what Birmingham has to offer at one of our greatest city assets.”

Fans may remember Yvette Cooke as the former lead singer of the group Rose Royce. The R&B group is best known for their hit singles during the 1970s including “Car Wash,” “Wishing on a Star”, and “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.” Eddie Holman also became popular in the 70’s with his hit song, “Hey There Lonely Girl.” Concert attendees will be able to hear some of those tunes and more at tonight’s concert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m.

For more information about the District 6 event, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205-721-5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.