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Bringing back Memories

Suzanne O. Davis interacts with her audience while performing songs from her tribute show "Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook". (Courtesy)

Acclaimed pianist and singer Suzanne O. Davis plans to take her audience on a musical journey back to the 1970s while performing "Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook" at the Corn Palace. The show, presented by the Mitchell Area Concert Association, Friday not only presents the record-breaking, Grammy-winning album of the same name, but is a retrospective of the iconic songwriting team of Gerry Goffin and King.

Davis and her world class band will be presenting the complete Tapestry Album, along with many songs such as "I Feel the Earth Move," "You've Got a Friend" and "Natural Woman", along with hits from the Broadway smash musical "Beautiful."

The performance will include songs recorded by the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, The Shirelles, the Monkees—and the list goes on.

Her career has taken Davis across the globe from the Middle East to Texas to Cuba and playing on some of the finest stages while touring in production tribute shows to ABBA, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, and many others.

But Davis wanted to create a show that stands out from other tribute acts, and presents an authentic recreation of the music and vibe of the legendary music icon King. Music critics have written stellar reviews of the show calling her performance elegant, well-arranged, and engaging.

While channeling the characteristics of King on the piano, Davis likes to interact with her audience.

"I really like to have fun and talk with the audience about the history of the songs. I think people want to feel that we are all sharing these moments together....and we are," reads a quote on Davis' biography.

The stage will be set Friday at the Corn Palace; singing along will be encouraged on this musical walk down memory lane.

Adult season membership for the Mitchell Area Concert Association is $55; family, two adults and minor children $110; one adult and minor children, $55. Tickets at the door are adults, $25 and students $10.