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The Legendary Ingramettes:
The First Family of Gospel

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Friday, February 16, 2024

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Price: $25 - $45

McCarter Theatre Center

91 University Pl
Princeton, NJ 08540
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McCarter Theatre Center

Event Description

Six decades of music, sixty-five years of song, generations tied together through the force of will of a matriarchy of powerful women. 

This is the story of African-American gospel quintet, The Legendary Ingramettes, founded in Richmond, Virginia, by Maggie Ingram as a way to keep her family together through hardship. 

Inspired by the Black gospel quartets of the 1940s and 50s, Ingram's "First Family of Gospel" featured herself backed by her five children, with powerful vocals and roof-raising harmonies. 

Now led by her daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller, Maggie's legacy lives on in their performance.

Their latest work Take a Look in the Book—their first recording since the matriarch's passing in 2015—draws songs from Appalachian sources like Ola Belle Reed and Bill Withers and reworking family favorites that date back to old spirituals.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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