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An Appell Center/SMASH Entertainment presentation


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March 30, 2024
7:30 pm
Venue: Strand Theatre


Concert Genre
Hip Hop/RnB/Soul
Recommended Age
14 and over
Price (per student)
$26 - $50
Areas of Interest
Price: Tickets start at $58.50

Easter weekend 2024 hosts the Strand Theatre debut of two R&B superstars. Platinum-selling singer/songwriter and producer Lyfe Jennings, who balances love songs with observations on daily life and romance with songs like “Must Be Nice,” “S.E.X.” and more. Washington, D.C.-based R&B vocalist J. Holiday opens the show with chart-topping hits like “Bed” and “Suffocate.” This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable evening of amazing music and thrilling surprises!

This event features special guests DJ H Vidal and Scarlet Rose.



Lyfe Jennings is an American singer, songwriter and producer best known for R&B hits throughout the 2000s. He made his stage debut at the famed Apollo Theater Amateur Night in 2002, immediately winning over the crowd and taking first place five nights in a row. After signing to Columbia Records in 2004, he released the Platinum-certified debut Lyfe 268-192, featuring his best-known song, “Must Be Nice.” The Gold-certified 2006 album The Phoenix hit No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the hit single “S.E.X.” In 2008, Jennings returned for a special performance in the place where he got his start —Showtime at The Apollo. He was back on the charts in 2013 with his Top 10 comeback album Lucid. Jennings has collaborated with A-List artists from Alicia Keys and Talib Kweli to Rick Ross and Bun B.

J. Holiday became a contemporary R&B star in the late 2000s. In 2007, he released his debut album Back of My Lac’, which earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album. Back of my Lac’ features the hit song “Bed,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album would also hit number 32 in the United Kingdom and has sold just over 700,000 copies worldwide. Holiday’s second album, Round 2, was released in March 2009. It peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. His third album, Guilty Conscience, was released in January 2014 and peaked at number 42 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. He released his fourth studio album, Time, on February 7, 2022.





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