American Idol finalist celebrates great ladies of song on Jan. 31

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When she rose to fame on Season 6 of American Idol, LaKisha Jones, who bears a vocal and physical resemblance to Aretha Franklin, blew away judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson with Aretha’s “Think” and “Until You Come Back to Me.”
Jones is again taking center stage with an unbelievable evening celebrating great chanteuses like Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Tina Turner, and the one and only Whitney Houston, when she belts out the hits in To Whitney with Love on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. with the Gulf Coast Symphony at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW.
From sound stages or concert halls around the world, LaKisha Jones has got them swaying in the aisles with show-stoppers like “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” “You Give Good Love,” and more. LaKisha Jones was a single mother and bank employee originally from Flint, Michigan who always dreamed of making it big in the music business, when she auditioned for Season 6 of American Idol.
Later, in her Broadway debut, Jones played two roles in Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple, the “church lady” and the pivotal character, “Sophia.”
Tickets for the Jan. 31 concert may be purchased by calling the 239-481-4849 or online at


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