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Grammy Award winning artist coming to Roper
Virginia Beach's own Keli Nicole to perform on May 5

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Keli Nicole will perform at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on May 5. The event, titled “Blaze the Stage,” is sponsored by Student African American Brotherhood, a TCC organization dedicated to empowering young men of all ethnicities to excel in higher education by surrounding them in a positive, productive atmosphere.

Keli Nicole’s concert will be preceded by performances by students and local artists. Keli Nicole has been lending her talents to the music industry for more than a decade, working with artists such as Will Smith, Lil Mo, Total, Missy Elliot, Timberland, Angie Stone, Tamia, Michelle Williams, and Beyonce. Keli Nicole earned three Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for her contributions to the Beyonce song “Déjà Vu” that led to a 2007 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Album. The singer/songwriter/producer/composer is a Virginia Beach native who attended TCC in 2009 and 2010.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Virginia Beach Campus, Lynnhaven Building, Room E-113. Doors open at 6 p.m.; seating is limited.

For Immediate Release
Vicki L. Friedman
Office: 757-373-0477,

Laura J. Sanford
Office: 757-287-7506,


Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. Forty-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit