Monday, April 29, 2004

R & B Greats Jean Carne and Michael Henderson Reunite For Concert at Lincoln’s Founder’s Day Weekend on May 1 at Manuel Rivero Hall Gymnasium
Henderson’s “Wide Receiver” and Carne’s “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head,” were among the top soul hits during the late 1970s and early 80s. Their duet, “Valentine Love,” made Billboard’s Top 10 chart in 1975.

WHO: Soul-R&B singers Jean Carne and Michael Henderson (photos attached).

WHAT: Celebration of Lincoln University’s Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary as the nation’s first Historically Black University. Jean Carne and Michael Henderson will perform after Lincoln’s Founder’s Day Alumni Awards and Banquet.

WHEN: Saturday, May 1, 2004 TIME: 10 p.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are: $50 per person. $25 per (Lincoln faculty and staff)

WHERE: On the campus of Lincoln University, Manuel Rivero Hall (Main Gymnasium) 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, PA

DETAILSIn the last 25 years, Michael Henderson and Jean Carne have been two of R & B/soul’s most entertaining artists. With a slew of romantic hits between them, Henderson and Carne captivate audiences. Henderson, who has toured with a number of artists including Miles Davis, collaborated with drummer/writer Norman Connors to produce a hit duet with Carne in 1975, “Valentine Love.” That same year, Henderson performed another Connors’ hit, “You Are My Starship.” Both songs hit the top 10 on Billboard’s R & B charts. On the Buddah label, Henderson recorded a number of popular soul hits including “Take Me I’m Yours,” “Wide Receiver” and a duet with the late Phyllis Hyman, “Can’t We Fall In Love Again?” Henderson, who continues to produce music for current and aspiring artists, resides in LasVegas. Carne, who has performed with soul and jazz greats such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Stanley Turrentine and Dexter Wansel, recorded some of her biggest hits for Philadelphia International Records in the late 70s and through the 80s. Some of those songs included “Was That It All It Was?,” “Free Love,” and “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head.” Carne, who resides in her hometown of Atlanta with her three children, tours six months a year. Last year, Carne released the CD “Collaborations.”

Located in Pennsylvania, Lincoln University is nationally recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln will hold its 145th commencement ceremonies on at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 2 at in the University’s track infield.

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