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Step Into the Spotlight
August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
On Fridays, the Festival introduces a new music series, “Step into the Spotlight,” which brings to center stage some of those amazing voices that are usually seen (and heard) in the background. Check out the extraordinary lineup of back-up singers or backgrounds vocalists who “step into the spotlight” at the Festival of Arts.
Performer: Terron Brooks
Terron Brooks is a an accomplished singer/songwriter/actor who has had the pleasure of performing with many amazing artists as Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, David Foster, Randy Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Sheila E., One Republic, and Smokey Robinson. He has toured internationally with Phil Collins(Going Back Tour) and Matthew Morrison-Opening Act for The New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys Tour). Mr. Brooks has been a featured vocalist on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, American Idol and The Voice.
Terron is a Broadway performer who has been seen as Simba in Disney’s The Lion King and Seaweed in Hairspray. He has been a guest artist of prestigious symphony orchestras around the country and is a member of America’s Favorite Mash-up Group, The Company Men. His voice can be heard on numerous tv and film soundtracks including Hairspray (New Line), Tears From The Sun (Sony), The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (Universal), and ABC’s Geppetto. Terron has had the honor of being featured on six songs from Smokey Robinson’s duet record, Smokey and Friends. He has written and produced 4 records of his own, #LoveMusic, Contagious, Love at Christmas, and Prelude.
Film credits include All About You with Debbie Allen and Hamilton’s Renee Elise Goldsberry and HAVFaith, both official selections of the Hollywood Black Film Festival. Terron is a two-time NAACP Award nominee for supporting actor and is best remembered for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award winning NBC mini-series The Temptations. The Los Angeles Times described his voice as “smooth and soulful.”