Blog module icon

Newport News Now

N3 Blog header

Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

View All Posts

Jan 17

Upcoming Events at Ella’s Place

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 8:01 AM by Communications Department

Tamara Wellons and the Unifics

Throughout 2017, during the anniversary year of her 100th birthday, the city will honor the life and music of Newport News’ own, Ella Fitzgerald – “The First Lady of Song” during the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration. ellasPlace_sc

On January 21, Tamara Wellons will perform Songs for Janie inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's literary novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Tamara's music serves as a 21st century epilogue to the 1937 story of womanhood, independence, and self-worth. An inspired evening celebrating Zora Neale Hurston’s 125th birthday, 80th year of her famed novel.

In the company of great musicians who have risen from the Hampton Roads area to international acclaim, on January 22, enjoy an evening with The Unifics. The Unifics remain a show-stopping soul group, whose legendary performances thrill crowds and leave following acts stunned with trepidation. Originally established at Howard University by musical aficionados, the late Al Johnson and Tom Fauntleroy, The Unifics continue to raise the bar with music and polished showmanship. With each show a lesson in musical history and professionalism, singers Charlie Lockhart and Garrett Hall round out the fine-tuned musical foursome. Prolific songwriters, their impressive catalog of published and unpublished songs are highly sought after in the industry.

Ella’s Place is sponsored by Greater24 Positive World Network, Binchmark, CCA Commercial Floors & Interiors, Go Green Electric, Marriott, Pomoco and PR Flight.

Tickets for Ella’s Place events are $10 and can be purchased at Ella Events.