Hundreds of fans arrived in style, dressed to the nines. All of this to make an impression on the musical entertainers, Deborah Cox and Kenny Lattimore.
The “Timeless Promise” Concert kicked off in Savannah last Saturday at the Trustees Theatre.
The crowd cheered as Deborah Cox serenaded them with the new songs from “The Promise”, her lastest album that was released in late 2008.
She engaged the audience with a sing a long. Cox welcomed Mr. Dale Whatley from the audience to the stage as he declared his love for her. She performed a love song to Dale as his wife, Pam looked on. Dale and Pam recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. It was just another exciting moment of the concert.
Cox paid tribute to Michael Jackson singing his tunes “I’ll Be There” and “Will You Be There?”.
Cox presented her rendition of Tina Turner and held the audience in awe with her silky voice. She received a standing ovation as she concluded, singing her signature song…”How Did You Get Here?”.
Then the women of the audience got a chance to scream as Kenny Lattimore smoothly moved his way into their hearts.
Lattimore gave the audience an opportunity to “name that tune” as he sang hits from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles and Phyllis Hyman. Of course he had the ladies melting into their seats as he fell to his knees singing hits from his latest CD “Timeless”.
Lattimore’s self-titled debut album produced the hit single “Never Too Busy” and the perennial wedding song “For You” in 1996, and garnered him the award for Best New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards later that year. In 2003, he and his wife, fellow recording artist Chanté Moore, reached gold status with their album “Things That Lovers Do.”
The couple released a second wellreceived duet album, “Uncovered/Covered,” in 2006.
“Timeless”, finds Lattimore reaching into the past to apply his interpretive abilities to a compelling set of familiar-and not-so-familiar-material drawn from a range of sources, including pop, R&B, rock and jazz.
The show climaxed with a duet with Deborah and Kenny.
Michael Mauldin, the entertainment mogul behind Mauldin Brand Agency and SCREAM Star Entertainment, along with his wife, Judy Mauldin, executive director of the nonprofit educational initiative Hip Hop 4 Humanity, co-hosted the concert.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Mauldin Scholarship Endowment fund at SCAD, courtesy of Lattimore and Cox.