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Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below

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There have been many 100 year birthday celebrations of singers this year and one of the best was Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne at Feinstein's/54 Below last night.

Vivian Reed, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist, honored entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Broadway's Supper Club.

KT Sullivan, artistic director of the Mabel Mercer Foundation introduced Ms. Reed and towards the end of the show re-presented the 2017 Mabel Award to Vivian Reed who received it during the recent Cabaret Convention where as they say "she brought the house down"

For four shows only - November 8, December 7, February 7 and March 7 - Reed will offer high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as "Stormy Weather," "The Lady is a Tramp," "A Fine Romance," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" and "On A Wonderful Day Like Today."

She was accompanied by an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar

When this evening honoring Lena Horne premiered in Pittsburgh earlier this year, the Pittsburgh Courier raved "full of sass, jazz, soul and a deep down homegirl style, Reed has a unique ability to take her fans back to the time when music told a story of love, pain, strength and joy. Taking the stage in true star power, Reed took on an in-depth glimpse into the life of Horne. The travels were not easy for Horne, but Reed possessed the talent to tell her journey in a way no one else can."

Vivian's recent album "Standards and More" - available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby - includes unique arrangements of eternal standards by Billy Strayhorn ("Take the A Train"), Rodgers & Hart ("My Funny Valentine") and Cole Porter ("Just One of Those Things") in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
KT Sullivan, artistic director Mabel Mercer Foundation & Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
KT Sullivan & Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
KT Sullivan & Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
William Foster McDaniel, Musical Director & Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Robert Cuccioli, Vivian Reed, Ron Abel

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Lissa Levin, Ron Abel, Robert Cuccioli, Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
Ron Abel & Vivian Reed

Photo Coverage: Vivian Reed Honored By The Mabel Mercer Foundation During Her Lena Horne Show at Feinstein's/54 Below


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