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Bettye Lavette in Concert
Phone (415) 292-1233
Age Suitability All Ages

Bettye Lavette in Concert

Thursday, Feb 13 8:00p
Jewish Community Center San Francisco, CA

With a voice as powerful as Etta James’ and a story as compelling as Tina Turner’s, Grammy-nominee Bettye LaVette is finally gaining the superstar status that has eluded her since the 1960s. The New York Times proclaimed that LaVette “now rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation’s most vital soul singer,” and her velvet-rich voice and gospel-based blues have earned the admiration of everyone from Paul McCartney, to Bonnie Raitt, to Elvis Costello.

“When you hear a voice like Bettye LaVette’s, there’s
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Bettye Lavette in Concert

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is the oldest Jewish center on the West Coast, providing educational, social, cultural and fitness programs to the community since 1877.

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Bettye LaVette
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A perennial cult favorite in Northern soul circles, singer Bettye LaVette was born in Muskegon, MI, on January 29, 1946. Raised primarily across the state in Detroit, at 16 she cut her first sides for the local Lupine label, with a test pressing of the disc making its way to Atlantic Records....
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Jewish Community Center
3200 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 292-1200
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Jan 18, 2008 - Dinkybus on Bettye LaVette
Bettye Lavette

I saw Bettye Lavette on Conan O'Brien last night (Jan. 16th) and was absolutely KNOCKED OUT. I live 50 miles from Detroit, and had never heard of her! I admit I am not much of a consumer of music, but I am wondering why she hasn't got a larger presence around here, and indeed, everywhere. She was great! Her voice has a lot of feeling and character, like a cross between Aretha and Janis Joplin. Her band played PERFECT FUNKY MUSIC, and the overall performance made a convert out of me. Two big thumbs up from this dude.

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