Actress-singer Amber Riley blessed Angelenos last December at the Roxy, where she offered up soulful and unorthodox renditions of such hackneyed holiday classics as “Sleigh Ride” and “Santa Baby.” She even rapped. According to her Facebook page, we should expect nothing less this year. Tonight’s show will feature performances by Grammy-winning R&B legend Faith Evans, Jordin Sparks, Shoshana Bean and frequent Riley collaborator Tori Kelly, plus another “very special guest.” Riley might also debut new material from the forthcoming solo project she’s reportedly working on with serial pop hitmaker Adam Anders (Backstreet Boys, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers). In April, the mezzo-soprano debuted the introspective, self-penned ballad “Colorblind” on both Glee and The Queen Latifah Show. VIP ticket packages include a meet-and-greet and official photo with Riley.
Tue., Dec. 16, 8 p.m., 2014
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