She's a Grammy nominated artist, and next week she'll be performing in the Star City.
Singer Bettye LaVette performed for President Obama, Barbra Streisand and members of the band, "The Who" at the Kennedy Center in 2008.
Even though she had a top 10 record in the 60s, the singer has found renewed success recently.
Her work was up for a Grammy just last year.
"It's one of the artists that we enjoy having here, because in Shaftman those powerful voices really resonate through this hall, so it's going to sound beautiful, it's going to be a great time," says Jefferson Center's Jeremy Butterfield.
The show is Friday, February 17th at Jefferson Center's Shaftman Performance Hall.
And there's a party before the show.
Tickets are still available.
And, the Jefferson Center is getting a little help bringing the soul singer to town.
The newly formed Urban Professional League is a non-profit organization that's pitching in to help.
The UPL, as it's also known, formed in March with just 5-members, now it boasts more than 60.
The group was especially interested in getting involved since February is Black History Month.
"We were actually to going to do our own event, but because of a number of factors it was hard to pull one off, so we started looking for other organizations to partner with and ran across the Bettye LaVette concert which we thought would be a perfect partnership between UPL and the Jefferson Center," explains Alisha Starkey with the UPL.
The Urban Professional League was formed as a way for African American professionals to meet, network and give back to the community.
To join the UPL, email the group at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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