John E. Lawrence presents: “The Magic of Christmas” Washtenaw Community College (WCC) December 16, 2016

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On Friday December 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., John E. Lawrence will present “The Magic of Christmas,” his holiday concert event at Towsley Auditorium located in WCC’s Morris Lawrence Building. General Admission is $25 at the door. This year’s show will be a fundraiser for SafeHouse Center, building communities free of domestic violence and sexual assault.

John has assembled a thirty piece all-star production of musicians and singers that will perform an array of holiday favorites ranging from classics, to songs from the “Charlie Brown Christmas Special,” and “Alvin & the Chipmunks”, to Jazz and R&B such as Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”. There will be something to appeal to everyone’s holiday fancy.

John E. Lawrence, nationally renowned guitarist / Author / Producer, is putting on this production as his musical gift to the community. “This is my way of giving back to the community that has given me so much,” says John.

“I have soft spot in my heart for SafeHouse Center because my late sister Cynthia Weaver, who died in 2006 was a victim to domestic violence, received assistance from Safe House Center,” says John.

The Power Band:

Al McKenzie, Keyboards and Musical Director, former Musical Director for The Temptations and is currently the Musical Director for Aretha Franklin and Martha Reeves. Rayse Biggs, Trumpet player for Kem, Yancyy, Saxophonist has worked with Stevie Wonder and Will Downing, Al Duncan, keyboardist for Earl Klugh, Ray Moore (Baby Ray), Drums works with The Miracles has played with The Temptations and The Four Tops, Darrell “Peanut” Smith, Bass Guitar, has performed with The Spinners, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes and Natalie Cole and the list goes on. Billy Cowart, and Lajuanna Robinson, Percussion.

Special Guests:

The Fantastic Four, Serieux, The Spirits of Empowerment, Brian Anderson, Blues Guitarist, Vocalist: Kim Anderson, Evangelist Judy Thurman, Athena Johnson, Dawn Roberson, Rick Ross, Robert Evans, Sisters One in Christ Choir and Cheryl “Che” Crawford.

For more information or reserved seating please call

734-635- 5446 or send email to