Patti LaBelle headlines MSU Lyceum Series tonight

Patti LaBelle will headline MSU 2018-2019 Lyceum Series with a concert of her hits tomorrow in the Bettersworth Auditorium at 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)

Staff Writer

Rhythm and blues singer Patti LaBelle will headline the 2018-2019 Lyceum Series at Mississippi State University tonight with a concert of her classic hits.

She will take the stage in Bettersworth Auditorium of Lee Hall at 7 p.m. performing her original hit "Lady Marmalade," and songs such as "New Attitude" and "On My Own."

"We're very excited to have her coming, I think it's going to be an awesome concert," said MSU Administrative Assistant Lisa Henderson.

LaBelle began her career in the 1960s being the lead singer of the group, Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles.

Signed to Atlantic Records in 1965, Patti LaBelle and The Bluebelles scored hits such as "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman," "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Danny Boy."

The group split and the diva began a solo career in the 1970s and began acting in the 1980s, co-starring on Broadway.

She released her autobiography “Don't Block the Blessings: Revelations of a Lifetime.”

Now the singer's career has a span of over 50 years earning her the title as the 'Godmother of Soul' with the classic tune "If You Only Knew."

"Everybody's excited with the comments that are being made I think it's going to be a good turnout," Henderson said.

MSU's annual Lyceum Series offers exposure to talent of national artists like LaBelle and previous performances of this series such as DSQ Electric (Dallas String Quartet) and Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar.

Doors of the auditorium will open approximately 30 minutes before the curtain rises for LaBelle to perform.