Museum Center Fundraiser

Purifory opens Music Under the Stars

By COLBY DENTON

Posted 2/4/18

The first installment of the Museum Center at Five Points’s Music Under the Stars event was met with a large turnout and abundant applause Thursday evening.

Cleveland was treated to a …

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Museum Center Fundraiser

Purifory opens Music Under the Stars

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The first installment of the Museum Center at Five Points’s Music Under the Stars event was met with a large turnout and abundant applause Thursday evening.

Cleveland was treated to a night of elegance and art withh the first installment of the five-part musical fundraiser for the museum. Admittance also allotted each guest four different wine tastings, two  red and two white. An open bar was also provided for those who preferred spirits to wine.

Jermaine Purifory, the event’s main artist, serenaded his guests with numerous songs by famous singers such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and even Justin Timberlake. Purifory was very engaging with the audience, as he even brought a few lucky audience members up to the stage to dance with him or sing along.

“Jermaine is such a talented, young man,” said Museum Center Executive Director Janice Neyman. “We’re very thankful to have him at the kickoff of our event.”

Purifory was part of the “Voices of Lee” a cappella group that was featured on NBC’s “The Sing Off.” He also won Miss Annie awards at the Chattanooga Theatre Center and made it to the end of the Hollywood rounds in Season Nine of “American Idol.” He also sang backup vocals for the show “Glee” for several months in Los Angeles, before returning to Cleveland.

Various hors d'oeuvres were also served as well as food from  local restaurants including Café Roma, The Catch, The Stack and the Bald Headed Bistro, who offered aattendees a discount  for entrees following the event.

Neyman stressed the importance of working with local businesses and area residents, as their support made the event such a success.

“If any local artist is interested in performing at a Music Under the Stars event, please reach out to us at the Museum Center,” Neyman said.

The series will continue on April 5. Future spring and fall dates will move outdoors to the Museum Center’s outdoor courtyard, weather permitting.

Music Under the Stars is made possible through the support of Margaret and John Sheehan.


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