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7/12/2016 Member News
Aretha Franklin Tribute “Portrait of a Queen” Offers Soulful Concert In St. Petersburg

ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE “PORTRAIT OF A QUEEN” OFFERS SOULFUL CONCERT IN ST. PETERSBURG

AWARD-WINNING BLUES SINGER CECE TENEAL STARS AT THE PALLADIUM SATURDAY, JULY 30TH 8 PM

St. Petersburg, FL– (June 11, 2016) - A tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul ARETHA FRNKLIN will take place in downtown St. Petersburg at the Palladium’s Hough Hall for one night only on Saturday, July 30th at 8 pm. Billed as a “PORTRAIT OF A QUEEN” the show stars singing sensation CeCe Teneal (known as the lead singer for B.B. King’s Blues Club) of Orlando. She will perform ARETHA’S top hits from “RESPECT” and “NATURAL WOMAN” to “THINK.” The Aretha Franklin tribute will take place at the Palladium, 253 Avenue N. in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $25 to $45 and available from mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.

Portrait of a Queen features the Voice of Cece Teneal. She’s a renowned blues-centric soprano with a soul-stirring voice and presented byReal People Real Music. This Broadway-style music experience created by Cece Teneal and produced by IBA Music will have attendees on the edge of their seats from start-to-finish and energized about the many life lessons imparted through Aretha Franklin’s music. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, taught her listeners how to “Think”and demand “Respect” while “riding down the Freeway.”

Award-winning songstress Cece Teneal will take music lovers on a trip down memory lane with stellar hits from Aretha Franklin’s 50-year musical entertainment legacy like: “Chain of Fools,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Cece says, “As a child singing along with Aretha’s records taught me how to skillfully use my voice as an instrument, appreciate the art and science of creating a music experience, and exuding excellence in musicality.”

Real People Real Music (RPRM) is an event production company that brings stellar, live music performances and events to cities throughout Florida. RPRM specializes in creating experiences that are rich in culture, good vibes, and an upscale atmosphere. RPRM events are enjoyed by urban professionals who appreciate conversation, laughter, and music while basking in the ambiance that surrounds them. Island Breeze Affiliates, Inc. (IBA Music) is a Florida-based talent agency that lives to create engaging experiences and memories. IBA Music has been entertaining crowds of all sizes for more than 28 years.
 
Cece Teneal has been an advocate for community-based arts and entertainment events for more than 10 years, perfected her vocal talent to become sheer artistry, and has mentored countless accomplished and up-and-coming artists. Dubbed as the voice of the century by her fans and peers, Cece Teneal is a bluescentric soprano with a soul-stirring voice.

After singing in various venues throughout the region, Cece’s career was catapulted to new heights when she was selected as the lead singer for B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando, FL. There, she released her debut blues album, Train from Osteen, in front of a sold-out crowd. Cece has traveled the world entertaining lovers of blues and soul. She has had the honor of gracing the stage before Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, Johnny Lang, Trombone Shorty, Fantasia, and the legendary B.B. King, to name a few. As a child, Aretha Franklin was her reason for singing. Franklin inspired Miss Teneal with her stunning voice and captivating stage presence. This inspiration has motivated Cece to produce a complete Vegas-style tribute show in Franklin’s honor.