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Men of R&B

Join us for our marquee concert event honoring African American Music Appreciation Month. Hear local artists perform old favorites and new music in the Ella Fitzgerald Theater. For more information, call 757-247-8950.



Michael Anthony LeMelle is an American singer, Musical director, actor, producer, singer, composer, filmmaker, voice talent and entertainment entrepreneur. With more than 25 years of professional industry experience in television, stage, film and music, LeMelle has worked with such notable artists as: Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Spike Lee, BeBe Winans, Stephanie Mills, Melba Moore, Dawnn Lewis, Tony Terry, Tim & Daphne Reid, Shemar Moore, April Marcell, Crystal Sessoms, Terrance Afer-Anderson, Queen Esther Marrow and more.



ROMONTA - Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Romonta Allen, an established R&B Crooner, discovered his niche in the world relatively early in life. Romonta first began his professional singing career with the formation of a gospel group while in High School. He toured the East coast with the group and further developed his skills as an entertainer. After performing within the local circuit, Romonta moved to New York City to pursue his dreams and earned a chance to compete with other artists in the world famous Apollo Theater. He also was a repeat performer on B.E.T.’s 106 & Park. From that experience, Romonta was presented the opportunity to be signed with an R&B group through Universal Records. Taking with him years of experience and determination to be successful, Romonta started a solo career. He currently has several CD’s and DVD’s circulating which contain original lyrics and footage based on his own life experiences.

DAMIAN SHELLMAN - Damian "Dame" Shellman, is a rising singer and songwriter, from Williamsburg Virginia. Born in the Bassment crew era, his early influences were Jodeci, Playa , Calvin Richardson and more. Damian began writing songs at 12 and recording at 14. He performed in the choir and talent showcases with dreams of growing into an international brand touring the world. He prides himself on being a hard working, humble R&B talent. There's a bright future ahead for Dame, like many other great artists who originated from the 757.

K’BANA BLAQ - K'bana Blaq aka TrapRock MisFit is an entertainer that has no limits. From Tv to stage to the big screen and even producing plays there is nothing he cannot do. K'bana is apart of one the hottest bands in Virginia called The Fuzz Band” and now he is embarking on his solo career. He will be embarking on his first tour called "Blind Faith" and taking his journey to the next level. Follow him today

RASHARD SMALL - Rashard Small describes himself as Church boy, musician and singer. Everyone in his family does something with music. Rashard is grateful and thankful to God for his family and his abilities. Humbled sums it up.He is a soulful artist with a passion for music and he gives my production, music and artistry his all. He believes that creating music is more than just artistry.... it's a lifestyle!