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D&E to host dinner and concert

ELKINS — Davis & Elkins College is hosting two events this weekend to commemorate Black History Month.

On Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at Graceland, the famed gospel group the Legendary Ingramettes will be at the Soul Food Dinner with Christine Ingram-Murphy, who is a former member of the Ingramettes.

Ingraham-Murphy, a current member of the 2018-2019 class of Master Artists in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program and a master of soul food cooking, will be preparing the dinner. The meal will include turkey, purple cabbage, green cabbage, macaroni and cheese, blackeyed peas, rice, candied carrots, cornbread, chocolate cake, sweet potato pie and pound cake.

Along with the Legendary Ingramettes, the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers will be present as well. Dinner tickets are available for $20 per person and seating is limited.

Sunday will continue the festivities with “The Lift Me Up! Masters of American Gospel” concert featuring The Legendary Ingramettes and the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers. The musicians will be sharing the traditional sounds of the American gospels. It is expected to be a spirit-filled, roof-raising event.

Backed by their sizzling band, the Legendary Ingramettes reign as one of Virginia’s premier traditional gospel ensembles. The Brotherhood Singers are among the nation’s foremost practitioners of the venerable art of unaccompanied gospel harmony singing.

The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. at Harper McNeeley Auditorium. Tickets are $14 dollars and offers a group discount for 10 or more for $11 dollars.

For more information call 304-637-1209.

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