Guidance hosts jazz concert
Guidance Church of Religious Science
Los Angeles, CA -- Guidance Church of Religious Science, 7225 Crenshaw Blvd., schedules an afternoon of jazz on Sunday, April 5. The concert beginning at 3 p.m., will feature vocalist Crystal Lauth.
Formerly with the singing group “Mystique,” Lauth has been a solo artist for over a decade. During her musical career, she has performed with many talented artists in the business, as a backup singer for Aretha Franklin at the Greek Theatre and with R&B singer Marques Houston.
Lauth has also served as the opening act for Rebbie Jackson. She has performed in numerous venues in Las Vegas, including Sam Boyd Stadium and the House of Blues.
The Rev. Nirvana Regional Gayle, minister and spiritual director, invites the public to attend this event.
For more information, call (323) 778-0773.
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