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ACTU presents Velma Frye in concert Feb. 24

Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) will present singer and pianist Velma Frye in concert as part of its Fridays at Noon performance series on Feb. 24 in the Balfour Chapel on TU’s Forbes Campus, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, Georgia.

Frye began studying music as a child and went on to earn a degree in piano pedagogy and a master’s degree in music education. Her career has included nine visits to Lake Wobegon on Garrison Keillor’s radio show “A Prairie Home Companion.”

“She is a terrific piano player; she's got an absolutely sure touch,” Keillor said of Frye. “And as a singer, to sing harmony with her is, I think, a great delight.”

Frye has produced and hosted a live performance series for public television and represented Tallahassee’s Sister City Program with a solo concert in Krasnodar, Russia along with two performance in Germany. She anchored a monthly public radio show for several years as the house band and soloist.

Frye has recorded six solo CDs and has taught jazz history at a junior college. She has also composed many songs sung by university community choirs around the world.

Frye continues to perform, record, teach, lead groups of singing circles and coordinate retreats for musicians. She recently was a featured performer at Birdsong Nature Center’s Winter Solstice celebration in December 2016.

A complimentary lunch will follow the performance. For more information, call 229-227-6964 or e-mail

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