2004-11-19 / Community

Boyz II Men At Westbury, December 12

The soulful powerhouses Boyz II Men will perform with Keyshia Cole at Westbury Music Fair on Sunday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the half round. Tickets are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select Ticketmaster locations and online at CC.com and musicfair.com.

It was 1991 when the melodically gifted group first got together while students at Philadelphia’s school for Performing Arts. After the group sang a cappella for him, new edition member Michael Bivins helped Boyz secure their first recording contract with Motown. The Boyz hit the ground running with the multimillion-selling debut cooleyhighharmony. From there, they scored a series of milestones that set the bar for their musical peers, including record setting R&B/Pop Chart Tenures for their No. 1 singles, “End of the Road,” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” The group also enjoyed success with smash hits like “On Bended Knee,” and the longest-standing no.1 single in billboard history, “One Sweet Day,” featuring Mariah Carey. Now the group is ready to do it all over again, but this time, on their own terms. Their new album entitled Throwback is an impressive tribute to several timeless classics including remakes of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature,” Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” and Daryl Hall and John Oates’ “Sara Smile.”

Keyshia Cole’s talent, personality, and faith have won her fans and supporters since she was a young girl. Now, the 21-year-old is realizing her dream on her own terms with her first album, The Way It Is. For her first album, Cole has garnered the support of none other than reigning hip-hop star Kanye West; producer and songwriter DaRon of the R&B group 112; rapper Chink Santana; and popular producer E-Poppi. This past spring Cole got a chance to collaborate with Eve for her debut single, “Never,” on the Barbershop 2 soundtrack. Now, Keyshia’s first single with Kanye West, “I Change My Mind” is climbing the charts.

The tune is a perfect fit for Keyshia’s longing soprano and her distinct stance as a performer.

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