Music / Theater & Dance

Lalah Hathaway performs Sunday, July 7 at the Attucks Theatre

Attucks at 100 celebrations continue this summer as five-time Grammy winner, singer Lalah Hathaway takes the Attucks stage on Sunday July 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 26 and will be available online at,, by phone at 757-282-2822 and in person at the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office located at 440 Bank Street in Norfolk.

Lalah Hathaway was nominated for three Grammys in 2019 including Best R&B album. Born to R&B/soul music royalty, people first came to know her simply as the daughter of late soul music legend, Donny Hathaway. But there is far more to her than that. A trained pianist and vocalist, she is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and her career has spanned two decades. Her chart-topping hits include the number one Urban AC song of 2016, “Angel” and her iconic number one hit “Forever, For Always, For Love.”

A prolific artist, Lalah Hathaway has collaborated with such illustrious talents as Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and has recorded and toured with many others including Prince, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, The Winans, Herbie Hancock and Anita Baker. Her most recent album, the Grammy-nominated Honestly, features guest appearances from Redman, Lecrae, Robert Glasper and more. Accompanied by a short film of the same title, Honestly is a reflection on resistance and joy, a look at the world through the eyes of a child.

Attucks at 100 is the year-long celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Norfolk’s historic Attucks Theatre. Designed by architect Harvey Johnson and built in 1919, this Norfolk icon is the oldest remaining theater in the U.S. that was completely financed, designed, and constructed and operated by African Americans. It was named in honor of Crispus Attucks, an African American who was the first patriot to lose his life in the fight for American independence, in the Boston Massacre of 1770.

Located on bustling Church Street, one of the oldest thoroughfares in the city and home to a proud African American community, the Attucks Theatre was often referred to as the “Apollo of the South.” Through the years, the Attucks showcased a host of legendary performers including big band hit-makers Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Billy Eckstine; chart-topping singers including Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, and Nat King Cole; pioneering artists like operatic star Marian Anderson and blues queen Bessie Smith; jazz royalty including Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton and Errol Garner; comedians Redd Foxx, Slappy White and Moms Mabley; R&B trailblazers Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, and The Flamingos; and such homegrown stars as Norfolk’s Gary U.S. Bonds and Portsmouth’s Ruth Brown. Today, the Attucks is home to great performances of all kinds, including concerts, dance performances, theater, comedy and more.

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