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Brian McKnight

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 4:00pm

Join us this week as host Bonnie Johnson chats with Brian McKnight about his current "JUST ME" Tour.

Brian has 13 multi-platinum albums to date and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. He is also a recipient of several Grammy nominations, American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year.

On the “JUST ME” Tour, Brian takes the stage first welcoming the audience and introducing his sons; Brian Jr., & Niko to the stage as BRKN RBTZ [bro-ken ro-botz]. The boys will join their father on stage for a set which is a mix of BRKN RBTZ newest material blended with some of their dad’s classic hits. Later in the show, Brian will also be joined on stage by his brother Claude McKnight (Take 6), for an unbelievable performance of vocal mastery.

The 2011 “Just Me” 50 market tour is the brain child of legendary singer, songwriter, producer and television host Brian McKnight, one of the most noted musicians of all time. Anticipated to be one of the greatest unplugged live concert of the decade, the show will feature an intimate acoustic celebration of R&B, Pop, Gospel and Hip-Hop narrated and performed by one of music’s most talented families. The “JUST ME” Tour is an up close and personal family affair featuring Brian McKnight, his sons BRKN RBTZ and brother Claude McKnight (Take 6) who will all share the stage on a tour destined to go down in music history.

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Brian's sons BJ (21) and Niko (19) aka BRKN RBTZ [bro-ken ro-botz] have clearly followed in their family's footsteps. Accomplished musicians in their own right, they write all their own songs, play their own instruments, and even produced their fathers last album. With a hybrid mix of Rock, Rap and R&B, BRKN RBTZ have been entertaining audiences on the road with their father for the past 5 years. BRKN RBTZ, continue a family legacy of brilliant songs, exceptional musicianship, and an uncanny ability to connect with the audience.

As part of the “JUST ME” Tour, BRKN RBTZ will truly make this a night to be enjoyed by music fans of all ages.

As a founding member of Take 6, Claude McKnight has garnered a dizzying list of accomplishments that include winning more Grammys than any vocal group in history. In addition, he has performed for four Presidents, at The Oscars, The Grammys and has collaborated with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Don Henley and Queen Latifah. With his blend of jazz & gospel influences, Claude will enthrall the audience of the "Just Me" tour with an unforgettable performance. Claude will join Brian on stage to perform some of their favorite Take 6 and other classic R&B songs.

"JUST ME" Tour
Event Date: Friday, July 15, 2011 - 7:30pm
Venue: Providence Performing Arts Center

For more information on tickets please click here : http://www.wicn.org/events/brian-mcknight-just-me-tour

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