June Starr Shines
On Saturday night, I served as a judge for the Miss Black and Gold Pageant hosted by the Texas A&M Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha (Pi Omicron). The entertainment for the evening was provided by June Starr. When the curtain opened for her performance, Ms. Starr was sitting at a piano accompanied by drums, a trumpet and bass guitar.
June Starr performed a couple of songs that would probably be best described as neo soul. What was so cool about the Ms. Starr's performance was how it was simultaneously familiar and original. Her music has an R&B/Soul feel, but her lyrics are distinctly Christian and Spiritual. Heads were bobbing, hands were clapping, and toes were tapping at Texas A&M's Rudder Theater.
I made it a point to meet June (a.k.a. Shayna Fuller) after the pageant, and found out that she is a graduate of Yvonne Ewell Townview Center in Dallas. Ms. Starr is currently a junior at Texas A&M and is pursing a B.A. in Music. Visit June Starr's MySpace Page where you can listen to a couple of her songs. Stay tuned for more on June Starr here at Dallas South.