Broadway Star with Hometown Roots Delight Baby Boomers

Broadway Star with Hometown Roots Delight Baby Boomers – Opera luminary N’Kenge was the star of the show for the Jacksonville Symphony’s “Baby Boomers songs of the 60s”. The music of the baby boomers was among the most varied ever. Audience members relived those great days with the Symphonic sounds of guest vocalist N’kenge. With a baby, husband and mother-in-law in tow, N’kenge calls the tour her “Symphonic Tour”. N’kenge made her Broadway debut in Sondheim on Sondheim alongside Vanessa Williams and created the electrifying role of Mary Wells in Broadway’s smash hit Motown the Musical. N’Kenge roots are also planted in Florida as her grandfather is a native of Jacksonville.  Nkenge remarked, “You do not get famous overnight, this industry takes a lot of hard work and dedication. You have to have a great family and mentors along the way. I was blessed to travel to Italy and Barcelona to sing opera. I thought I wanted to be the next Whitney Houston, when my vocal teacher saw that I was destined for opera.” Pictured with N’Kenge is her Jacksonville family members Harold King, Vera King and Dennis Cannon.

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