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CES at FSU Presents Valentine’s Day Weekend Performance With Jazz Vocalist Alicia Olatuja, “Intuition: Songs From the Minds of Women”

The Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series will present a Valentine’s Day weekend performance with jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja, “Intuition: Songs From the Minds of Women,” on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. This CES Club Series event, which will be held in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in FSU’s Lane University Center, will feature club-style table seating, a food menu and bar service.

Praised in The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone,” Olatuja combines the earthy with the sublime, bringing a grounded relatability to genres as lofty as classical, as venerated as jazz and as gritty as R&B. Olatuja first gained international recognition during President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration ceremony, with a soaring solo of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Since this historic performance, she has shared the stage with musical legends Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, Christian McBride, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Billy Childs and has earned accolades through performances at music venues around the world.

Immediately following the performance, WFWM-FM Station Director Chuck Dicken will join the artists onstage for a lively, interactive discussion with the audience.

Before the show, audience members may opt to enjoy a romantic three-course dinner in the Lane Center. Menu selections include filet mignon, potato-crusted red snapper and eggplant cannelloni. All meals include a choice of appetizer, dessert and beverage service. A cash bar will be available at 5 p.m. and dinner service will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Performance tickets are $18 for adults; $16.20 FSU faculty/staff, military and youth under 18; and free for FSU students. The cost for dinner ranges from $36 to $47 depending on selected menu items.

For more information, visit the CES webpage at or contact the University box office at 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137.The box office, located in the Lane Center, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This engagement is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. CES is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (, the Allegany Arts Council and the City of Frostburg.

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