Brenda Lee Coming to Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 5/4
The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced BRENDA LEE: THE LADY, THE LEGEND with Country Artist Josie Waverly on Sunday, May 4 at 7:00 PM. Singer Brenda Lee, known as "Little Miss Dynamite," has enjoyed success as a child performer, teen idol, easy-listening chanteuse, and Country Music Queen. She has sustained through each of these career transformations by a powerful voice that belies her diminutive stature (four feet, nine inches tall). An important pioneer of early Rock and Roll, she achieved unprecedented international popularity during the 1960s. She is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, the only female to be so honored. In 2009 she was honored with a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Lee has sold more than 100 million records, and she continues to perform. Brenda Lee: The Lady, The Legend with Country Artist Josie Waverly Sunday, May 4 at 7:00 PM The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772 Tickets: $36-$76 plus fee; available at patchoguetheatre.com, the box office, or by phone 631-207-1313 Brenda Lee was born Brenda Me Tarpley on December 11, 1944 in Lithonia, Georgia. After winning a talent show at the age of five, she began to appear regularly on local Atlanta radio and television. Her big break came in 1956 when she joined country star Red Foley. Millions of viewers were charmed by her precocious talent, and Lee became one of the first singers whose career was launched by television.