Transforming the Landscape

Fundraising Concert

Oct. 27 | 7–8 p.m.

 

Featuring Performances by:

Barbara Morrison

head shot of Barbara MorrisonPRSA is honored and excited to feature a true legend and award-winning vocalist in our first-ever fundraising concert. Originally from Detroit, Barbara Morrison’s 60-year career as a performer and recording artist includes appearances worldwide with some of the greatest names in jazz. She has recorded more than 20 albums and has garnered three Grammy nominations.  In 2010, Morrison was voted by NPR listeners as one of the “50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists.” In 2008, she founded the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Similarly, she is also credited with founding the California Jazz and Blues Museum.

Morrison also performs at renowned Blues and Jazz Festivals around the world. She will close out 2020 performing as the Headliner and Ambassador for UCLA’s Closing Centennial Program, Let There Be Imagination, a Viral Event from UCLA’s Royce Hall in Westwood, Calif., to be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. 


Check out this extraordinary talent and living legend:
Barbara Morrison – Living Legend
Down Home Blues
Autumn Leaves

Everette

Everette band members in front of green brick wall

PRSA is thrilled to have Everette, a rising duo who introduced the world to their lighthearted country sound in 2018, with their Slow Roll EP. The longtime friends have been making music together for more than a decade now. Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia write what they live, weaving gritty tales of struggle and heartbreak alongside fun-loving stories of escapism and mischief.

Rooted in country, rock & roll, southern storytelling, and heartland hooks, Everette is glued together by two Kentucky natives who write their own songs, play their own instruments, and proudly blur the boundaries between themselves and their audience. For the boys, music is all about community. It's about connection. That's why the duo's motto — "We are Everette" — isn't just a statement about the musical bond shared by bandmates Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia. It's a reference to the communal bonds they share with their fans, too.


Meet Everette and get a taste of their special brand of personal storytelling through their music:
We Are Everette
Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking Lot

The Fisk Jubilee Singers®

The Fisk Jubilee Singers
The Fisk Jubilee Singers®, an a capella ensemble that performs Negro spirituals, will close our concert with a moving performance to inspire and lift our spirits. Since 1871, this University chorus has shared Negro spirituals originally sung by slaves in the fields prior to the Civil War. With a rich tradition and history, this incomparable choir will present a vibrant musical tradition and honor our cause as we honor their contribution of time and talent.

 

 

Join us for a special hour of music and giving at PRSA’s fundraising concert featuring Grammy nominated jazz artist Barbara Morrison and rising contemporary country duo, Everette.

Help us promote this very special evening and use the hashtags: #Transformingthelandscape #PRSA4Change #Supportdiversity #PRSAVoices4Change

Proceeds of this concert will go to the PRSA Multicultural Scholarship Endowment and furthering scholarships for diverse students in public relations and communications. This event will be open to all, whether attending ICON or not, and we ask that you help us spread the word about this special event by using the hashtags #PRSSA4Change #Donate4Diversity and #SupportDiversity when inviting friends, family and colleagues to join us for this special evening designed to lift voices and our profession. PRSA membership is not required to attend and special links will be provided for sharing with others to encourage participation and giving.

The concert is free to all. We ask that you consider donating during our concert, or afterward,  to support diverse communication students.

Previous PRSA Scholarship Recipients

Krystal Rahburn headshot
Krystal Rhaburn 
PRSA Scholarship Recipient, 2019
Raelyn Mart
Raelyn Mart 
PRSA Scholarship Recipient, 2017
Tiffany Chao headshot
Tiffany Chao
PRSA Scholarship Recipient, 2016
Andrea Gils Monzon headshot
Andrea Gils Monzon
PRSA Scholarship Recipient, 2014
Shanita B. Akintonde headshot
Shanita B. Akintonde
PRSA Scholarship Recipient, 1993