Doreen Taylor to Play Theater of the Living Arts, 1/24
Whether your musical palette drives you toward powerhouse vocals, engaging and tireless showmanship or homegrown country roots, there's a strong and mighty fusion of all three in DOREEN TAYLOR LIVE- a special one-night only Vegas-style "feast for the senses" that brings the sultry Philadelphia based songstress back home following four sold out shows on her 2013/2014 National "MAGIC" Tour.
Returning to the area where she has planted roots in a benefit for local charity UrbanPromise following four recent sold out shows in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Buffalo and New York City, the Philadelphia/South Jersey based songstress raises the bar on the 2013/2014 tour for her breakout album, Magic, Friday, January 24th, 2014 in TLA (Theater of the Living Arts), 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA. Show time is 7 p.m., Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 6th at NOON EST at www.tlaphilly.com (via ticketmaster.com), or at the TLA box office.
"Magic" showcases Doreen's talents as not only a vocalist, but as a songwriter and musician. She prides herself on the raw, emotional vibe of her lyrics and multiple abilities to engage an audience. For DOREEN TAYLOR LIVE, she's designed an audience interactive production that truly embodies the title of "Magic" by showcasing its grandeur with sexy female dancers, special effects and lighting, video interaction, an 8-piece band and plenty more surprises - all delivered with a little bit of country, a lot of rock 'n' roll, and a Vegas flair.
Being able to return to Philadelphia with this highly acclaimed show, dubbed by the Huffington Post as "an excellent performing artist to keep your eyes on," all the while supporting a local charity that is committed to making a positive change in the community, makes this evening an extra special honor for Doreen.
"I love Philadelphia and am so excited to be playing on one of the greatest stages in the city to benefit an organization that does so much to help the very community I am playing in! This show is a feast for all the senses and will really amaze the audience. People are in awe of the incredible production we have created and they always leave the theater wanting more. We don't park and bark. We don't just sit there and play. We tell a story and we make it mean something. I don't hold anything back."
The UrbanPromise (www.urbanpromiseusa.org) mission is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and leadership; through several after-school and summer camps, two schools, job training, experiential learning, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential. UrbanPromise is creating a new generation of young, visionary leaders who embody a commitment to change their own community.
"Every time I play a city, I want to be able to give back. I have chosen each of the preceding four shows we have done on this tour to benefit a local charity. Community and local pride are really huge in my eyes and it means so much to me that I am able to help. I have been blessed in my life; it is only right that I now pay it forward."
Doreen's hometown upbringing gave way to a sudden and remarkable career at an early age when her town, family, congregation and most importantly Doreen herself, realized the true power and strength of her voice. While some singers feel performing since childhood has burned them out or shown them the wrong side of the industry, she believes her young start has only made her stronger as a vocalist, songwriter and performer. Doreen lays out all her emotions on stage to be transported into the hearts and ears of everyone in attendance. Showmanship always has been as important to her as the music behind it. And DOREEN TAYLOR LIVE showcases her evolution as an artist to be reckoned with.
"Without straying too far from my roots, I wanted to make it accessible for everyone," she says. "Whether you like country, rock, pop, jazz or even funk, it's gonna be right there for you. It's a beautiful show."