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By Annie Potasznik
|  Thursday, Mar 24, 2011  |  Updated 1:39 PM CDT
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Where We Were: Erykah Badu

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Booker T. Washington High School, the Dallas Arts Magnet school.

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In keeping with its stellar reputation for preparing its students for the ‘big time,’ DallasBooker T. Washington Performing Arts High School is having a GRAMMY Career Day on Friday, March 25.

Students will have the opportunity to learn from four-time GRAMMY-winning singer and recording artist Erykah Badu.

“There’s no other place like Booker T. Washington High School when it comes to nurturing gifts. Not only did some of my fondest musical memories take place there, but the school provided me with the best opportunity a young student in the arts world could ask for,” said Badu in a press release.

 “At the time, I did not realize the magnitude of the experience and education I was receiving, so it is my honor to give my support back to the place that created the avenue for me to reach my goals,” she continued.

Badu will discuss aspects of art and career development within a spectrum of roles as a touring artist, teacher and community activist.

Artistic Director for the Kessler Theater, Jeff Liles will moderate her Q and A session.

Afterward students will enjoy a sneak peak into one of Badu’s band sound checks for the following night’s performance.

The first-ever concert performance for Badu will take place in the school’s new Montgomery Arts Theater.

Find It:
Booker T. Washington Performing Arts High School
2501 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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