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Community Advocacy Organization


EAST LANSING, Mich. ― An astonishing tribute to the late Ray Charles comes to East Lansing for a night you won’t want to miss! The renowned MACEO PARKER brings TO RAY WITH LOVE featuring The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes to Wharton Center on Friday, April 20, 2018. Tickets are available at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online,, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.

A young saxophonist from North Carolina once stood outside the Greensboro Coliseum hoping to catch just a glimpse of his idol, Ray Charles. That young man went on to become a legendary player in funk music history as James Brown’s saxophonist. Ray Charles’ music remained an undeniable influence throughout MACEO PARKER’s career, and he included a Ray Charles cover on each of his albums. Maceo Parker was thrilled to go on tour with Charles in the ‘90s.

Now, Maceo Parker pays tribute to Ray Charles, The Ray Charles Orchestra & The Raelettes with TO RAY WITH LOVE, which premiered at the Hollywood Bowl in 2016, followed by a performance at the Monterey Jazz Festival, to stunning acclaim.

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