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January 21, 2017
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
711 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
711 Thimble Shoals Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
$10 per person admission, tickets for sell on EventBrite; food and beverages for sale
Ella's Place- a Pop-up Jazz Club
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Ella's Place- Tamara Wellons

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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” with the Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration. Ella’s Place, a pop-up jazz club, is part of this celebration. On January 21st 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. 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