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The DeSoto Arts Commission invites you to join us for the  next free concert in our Fourth Friday Music Series, An  Evening of Gospel with Drea Randle.  This free concert will  take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 24th in the Blue  Bonnet Rooms in the DeSoto Civic Center.    Drea Randle has sung with the greatest and performed  before the mulƟtudes.  OŌen compared to both Fantasia  Barrino and Kim Burrell, Drea was first introduced to the  industry through the Prince of Gospel himself, John P. Kee.   For four years, she traveled as a lead vocalist for Kee and  appeared on his highly successful “Stand”, “Strength”, and  various Christmas albums.  Even though Drea was creaƟng  a buzz, it was not unƟl the release of the “Strength” album  that Drea’s name would become a mainstay in the gospel  industry.   In 1999, Drea released her first album through 

or call 972.230.9648 for Ɵckets  In 2003, Bishop T.D. Jakes invited Drea to be a lead vocalist on the T.D. Jakes & The PoƩer’s House “A Wing and A  Prayer” Album where she lead the sassy and ever‐popular tune “It’s Already Done”.  This song garnered Drea her  first naƟonal television appearance on the B.E.T. CelebraƟon of Gospel.  Following that opportunity, she was  featured on the The PoƩers House of Denver album leading "The Best Days of My Life".     Verity Records enƟtled ” Ooo‐Wee”. The project was  produced by non‐other than Kee. The album birthed such  hits as “Ooo‐Wee”, “Difference”, and of course, the funky  composiƟon “Bounce Back”. The success of her album resulted in her charƟng on Billboard and selling over 30,000  units.    

Please register to aƩend this free concert at   hƩps://marchfourthfridayconcert.eventbrite.com or by calling 972‐230‐ 9648.

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