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What inspires your greatness?
For me, if you have not figured out it already, music is a fundamental part of my life. It inspires me and fuels my fire. I went to see Three Mo’ Tenors at the Paramount Theatre and my soul was lifted from the first note of “La Donna e Mobile” to the reprise of “Make Them Hear You.” These three mellifluous voices moved effortlessly through the genres of opera, classical, Broadway, spiritual, jazz, blues and gospel music. I was amazed by their respective unique gifts and versatility. The Tenors are Victor Trent Cook, countertenor (a tenor with a whole lot of range), Rod Dixon, lyric tenor, and Thomas Young, lyric tenor. There were too many bright moments to mention but, if I had to pick a few, they would be Thomas Young’s “Send In The Clowns“, Rod Dixon’s “A Song For You“, Victor Trent Cook’s “Were You There and their collective performance on “Today I Sing The Blues.” They were outstanding and definitely an inspiration to all of us especially when our world is in such troubled times. Every African-American child with an inclination for music needs to hear or see the Three Mo’ Tenors so can be inspired and embrace all the music that is in our rich heritage.

4 Responses to “Inspiration…”

  1. Antonio G says:

    I’ll be pulling my Three Mo’ Tenors CD out once I get home — That reminds me I need to get the DVD.

  2. you are sooooo lucky to have been able to see them in concert.
    if you like them, i’d like to also recommend a wonderful singer named Jubilant Sykes.
    Heard a segment about him on All Things Considered one day and was absolutely blown away.

  3. Gee says:

    I’m soooo jealous. I was going to see them but they cancelled their show here. I think they were too much for my backward little town.

  4. David says:

    Thanks for the great review. I’ll make sure not to miss them the next time they’re in the Bay Area.

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