SOUL SHINE

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Soul music legends Roberta Flack and James Ingram will perform together on July 31 as part of the 24th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field.

The free performance will be Flack’s third at the MLK series, but Ingram will be making his first appearance ever at a Brooklyn venue, said Brian Vines, spokesman for Borough President Marty Markowitz.

"You can expect a night of classic soul with two of the biggest and best names in music," Vines said. "It will be very classic, grown-up soul music, with hits that have stood the test of time."

Flack, who was born in Asheville, N.C. in 1937, is a notable jazz, soul and folk performer who is perhaps best known for her 1974 single "Killing Me Softly With His Song." Ingram, a self-taught soul musician, has performed with artists like Ray Charles, Michael McDonald and Kenny Rogers, and won a Grammy award in 1985 for his duet with McDonald on the hit "Yah Mo B There."

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert Series presents "Classic Soul Night: Roberta Flack and James Ingram" at Wingate Park (Winthrop Street between Brooklyn and Kingston avenues in East Flatbush) on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 pm. For more information call the concert hotline at (718) 469-1912 or visit the Web site www.brooklynconcerts.com.

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