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Jazz Picks: Stephanie Mills brings ‘Feel the Fire’ tour to DPAC

Grammy Award winner and star of stage and screen Stephanie Mills will perform at DPAC on Saturday.
Grammy Award winner and star of stage and screen Stephanie Mills will perform at DPAC on Saturday. ZUMAPRESS.com/ImageCollect

Sensational R&B, soul and gospel artist Stephanie Mills brings her “Feel the Fire” tour to Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday, with Will Downing and North Carolina-based special guest Yolanda Rabun.

Mills is a distinctive voice in contemporary music and brings great energy to every performance. The Grammy and America Music Award-winning Mills has five best-selling albums and ten Billboard Number 1 singles. Downing has become a fixture at the top of contemporary jazz carts over his 27-year career, and also has a Grammy nomination. Rabun’s recent release of her self-titled project, “Yolanda,” has appeared on the UK Soul Top 30 chart. For more info on the show, visit dpacnc.com.

Other highlights

  • On Friday, Chantae Cann plays Durham’s Beyu Caffe. 7 and 9 p.m. $22.50-$25. Info: beyucaffe.com.
  • Also Friday, it’s the Eric Hirsh Quartet at Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham. 8 p.m. $10-$15. Info: durhamjazzworkshop.org.
  • Beyu Caffe has the La Fiesta Latin Jazz Quintet on Saturday. 7 and 9 p.m. $12. Info: beyucaffe.com.
  • At Sharp Nine on Saturday, it’s the Batuque Trio with Lenora Helm. 8 p.m. $10-$20. Info: durhamjazzworkshop.org.
  • Also Saturday, the 2017 Brazilian Carnaval Party at Motorco Music Hall in Durham. 9 p.m. $12-$15. Info: motorcomusic.com.
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