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NCCU Top Story: NCCU Announces Homecoming Alumni Concert Performers

From L to R: Jeffrey Osborne, Mike Phillips

Published: Friday, August 28, 2015

North Carolina Central University will welcome back alumni to enjoy the musical sounds of Jeffrey Osborne and Mike Phillips during the annual alumni concert Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center. Tickets will be available for purchase in September.

Jeffrey Osborne is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist and the former lead singer of popular funk and soul group Love Men Ltd. He is well known for his hit singles “On the Wings of Love” and “I Really Don't Need No Light.” Osborne’s solo career produced five gold or platinum albums, including “Stay With Me Tonight,” “Aymuk” and “Only Human.”

Saxophonist Mike Phillips began playing professionally at age 16. His 1993 performance at Wilson’s nightclub in New York led to a series of jobs in different genres of music. After playing with Hidden Beach Recordings, Phillips opened for Grammy Award-winning singer Jill Scott during her 2001 tour. Phillips released his debut album, “You Have Reached Mike Phillips,” in 2002.

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