Karen Slack, Nicole Heaston, Kenneth Overton, Latonia Moore, Jorell Williams Headline Fort Worth Opera’s ‘A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future’

By Nicolas Quiroga

Fort Worth Opera (FWO) has announced “A Night of Black Excellence: Past, Present, and Future,” a virtual benefit concert to celebrate Black History Month, on Sunday, February 21.

Hosted by Tashara Parker, the showcase will feature internationally renowned artists including Patrice P. Eaton, Nicole Heaston, Cameo Humes, Keron Jackson, Latonia Moore, NaGuanda Nobles, Kenneth Overton, Chivonne Perkins, Adam Richarson, Audra Scott, Karen Slack, Darius Thomas, Kevin Thompson, and Jorell Williams, among many others.

“Our country was built on the backs of an enslaved people, my ancestors. When they stepped foot on this foreign land, they carried with them traditions of family, culture, food, movement and song, many of which we all enjoy today,” FWO General Director Afton Battle stated in a press release. “This celebration of Black History is more than a month. It’s more than the 28/29 days in February, it is an expression. An expression of all things excellent about Black people and our culture.”

Audiences can stream the event via the company’s official website.