Patti LaBelle hits the Triangle.

LaBelle ‘hits’ Triangle

DURHAM, N.C. — Legendary Patti LaBelle will bring her voice to the stage on Nov. 7, 8 p.m., at the Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St.

LaBelle is an R&B, soul, Gospel and rock singer whose hits include “Lady Marmalade,” “New Attitude,” “Stir It Up” and more.

During her career, she has won Grammy Awards, been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, been cited as one of the 100 greatest singers in Rolling Stone, among others.

Tickets are available online.

Labelle will also be in Charlotte, N.C., on Feb. 27 at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., at 8 p.m.


Dems to hold convention

RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Democrats of North Carolina will hold its fifth annual state convention on Nov. 21, 12:30-2:30 p.m., at North Carolina State University, Talley Student Center, Room 4280, 2610 Cates Ave.

Elections will be held for president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, vice president of college outreach, all 13 congressional district chairs and vice chairs.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend. However, only paid members will be permitted to cast votes for the election. Dues were due by Oct. 21 at a rate of $10. The President’s Council can waive the 30-day advance requirement at the convention, and normally does, but this is not guaranteed.


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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.