Colleen Raye and Company with the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra will perform family New Year's Eve concerts Sunday, Dec. 31, at 3 and 6 p.m., at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
An area native, Raye is widely traveled and has performed from casinos in Las Vegas to state fairs, festivals and resorts across the country. She has several TV appearances and recordings to her credit as well as many appearances in small, intimate venues. Raye is joined by three of her children, Jennifer, Reed and Sophia Grimm, and her sister, Debra O'Keefe of Hudson.
This year's program will include "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," "I Remember You," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Where or When," swinging tunes from Sinatra and the Andrews Sisters, and pop tunes from Diana Ross. Also included will be a few songs from their new musical revue, "Girl Singers of the Hit Parade." The Minnesota Jazz Orchestra will also perform under the direction of Craig Thrane.
Tickets are $26 for adults, $20 for all students with a current ID. For reservations, contact The Phipps ticket office at (715) 386-8409 or www.ThePhipps.org.