Contributed by Ray Shell and Janet Conner-Knox
This month’s TAIP Lab has room for your talent.
Each month talented artists around Wilson come together to share their art with the community.
Ray Shell, founder of TAIP Lab, said there is still room for those who want to participate this month.
“TAIP LAB is celebrating WILSON’s gospel/country/soul music roots so we are looking for gospel choirs, soloists, quartets, country, blues and bluegrass artists,” Shell said. “We want all races, ages, genders. If you love the music and can perform it we want to hear from you.”
The TAIP Lab will be held March 26, 2016, beginning at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. The gathering is held at Christ Temple of Praise Church, located at 103 Jackson Street NE, Wilson NC.
Shell said this month is designed to stir the soul.
So far we have soloist Rick Coleman, The award winning D. R. Barnes and the Majestic Choir, The New Vester Baptist Church Choral Ensemble under the direction the Rev. Wiley Edwards. There are more groups to be named.
If you want to be a part of the March TAIP Lab, email Mr. Shell.
TAIP stands for Total Artist in Production. For more information on TAIP Lab in Wilson NC, visit Ray Shell’s Facebook page, where announcements are posted routinely.
Organizer Ray Shell studied acting, literature, and mass communications at Emerson College, Boston MA. He graduated with a BFA in 1974.
Along with TV and theatre experience, Mr. Shell served as the Vocal Coach for BBC Television Series The Voice 2012. He also was Voice Coach for Jahmene Douglas, an X-Factor finalist that year.
More information on Ray Shell is available online, including this information from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB): www.imdb.com/name/nm0791137/otherworks.