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Theresa Thomason is an African-American gospel singer. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States and Canada whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... For the genre of Christian-themed music, see gospel music. ...


Since the age of thirteen, Theresa Thomason has been earning critical acclaim for her performances in a variety of musical sytles, like Jazz, Gospel and R&B. Theresa reached the airwaves with "Fresh Enuff" a popular club single. The success of her single was quickly followed by a winning performance at the famous Apollo Theater in New York City.


Miss Thomason won the hearts of concert goers as she toured Europe for over nine years. Her performances were a succession of sold-out concerts in over 150 European cities. Theresa is also a featured artist with the Grammy Award winning Paul Winter Consort at the annual Solstice, Missa Gaia and Earth Mass celebrations at St. John the Divine, a majestic and famous cathedral in New York City. Many of these performances have been televised on PBC and NBC. Miss Thomason has also performed live at the United Nations for the Dalai Lama.


In 1999 Thomason collaborated with composer Paul Halley on the Pelagos recording of "Sound Over All Waters". Halley's compositions and arrangements were created specifically for Theresa which resulted in a stunningly powerful collection of spiritual music.


In 2000, Thomason toured with American progressive metal band Dream Theater in the Metropolis 2000 world tour, after having appeared on the Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory album. In addition to reprising her vocal parts for the album, Thomason sang on "John and Theresa Solo Spot", improvising over a John Petrucci guitar solo, and sang one verse on "The Spirit Carries On". The final performance of this show was filmed and released under the name Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York. Progressive metal (often shortened to prog, or prog metal when differentiating from progressive rock) is a genre of heavy metal music which shares traits with progressive rock including use of complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, and intricate instrumental playing. ... Dream Theater is a progressive metal band, formed by three students at the Berklee College of Music in 1985. ... Metropolis Pt. ... John Petrucci live with Dream Theater. ...


Thomason has continued to appear at Dream Theater shows, and performed Clare Torry's famous vocal improvisation on "The Great Gig In The Sky" when the band covered Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon at the Hammersmith Apollo, London on October 25, 2005. During the interval at the same show, a large part of the album Awake was performed acoustically, with Thomason providing vocals. Clare Torry promoting Dub Side of the Moon Julia Roberts is a Black singer, best known for the evocative wordless vocals to Pink Floyds The Great Gig in the Sky on the 1973 Dark Side of the Moon album. ... The fourth or fifth track (depending on the version) on Pink Floyds epic Dark Side of the Moon album, “The Great Gig in the Sky” features soaring voice instrumental music by Clare Torry. ... Pink Floyd (formed in 1965 in Cambridge, England) is an English rock band noted for progressive compositions, philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art and elaborate live shows. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ... The Hammersmith Apollo, located in Hammersmith, London, England, has been a rock venue for decades, and was originally known as the Hammersmith Odeon. ... This article is about the British city. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Awake is a 1994 album from progressive metal band Dream Theater. ...


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Spartanburg County Museum of Art - December 2002 (784 words)
Eugene Healan Thomason was born in Blacksburg, SC, and studied at The Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art.
In the early 1930's, Thomason left New York and moved to the mountains of NC.
Mann says that Thomason's works are a strong compliment to The Spartanburg Museum's permanent collection, which includes The Girl with Red Hair by Robert Henri who was the founder of The Ashcan School of painters.
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