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Miki Howard
City Winery Pittsburgh
Miki Howard

Miki Howard

01/26/2024
Fri 7:30 PM
City Winery Pittsburgh
1627 Smallman Street, Pennsylvania
from $40.00
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City Winery Pittsburgh presents Miki Howard on Stage January 26th at 7:30PM

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Alicia Michelle "Miki" Howard was the daughter of two well-known gospel singers. Her father, Clay Graham, sang with the Pilgrim Jubilees and her mother, Josephine Howard, was a member of the Caravans, a group that would eventually be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Howard signed a contract with Atlantic Records in the mid-1980s and recorded her first solo album, “Come Share My Love”, in 1986. The title track from the album was its first single, hitting the top ten of the R&B charts and reaching number five in late 1986. A remake of the pop standard "Imagination", which Howard had fought to include on “Come Share My Love”, was another hit from the album.

Howard's second solo album, 1988's “Love Confessions”, offered another top-five R&B hit with "Baby Be Mine." "That's What Love Is," a duet with Gerald Levert, also hit the R&B charts. In the meantime, Howard's third solo album, ”Miki Howard”, was released in 1989 and proved her most commercially successful to date. The single, "Ain't Nuthin' in the World", became Howard's first number-one hit on the R&B charts and another song, "Love Under New Management", followed it to number two and became one of Howard's signature tunes.

Howard continued with a successful solo career after switching to Giant Records in 1991. Her first single under her new contract, "Ain't Nobody like You", became Howard's second number-one R&B hit. The subsequent album, 1992's “Femme Fatale”, featured Howard's renditions of classic tracks originally performed by Dinah Washington ("This Bitter Earth") and Billie Holiday ("Good Morning Heartache").

After a casting director saw her perform some Billie Holiday tunes at a New York City concert at Radio City Music Hall, Howard was offered the chance to portray Holiday in a nightclub scene in director Spike Lee's 1992 film “Malcolm X”. The following year, Howard recorded an entire album of Holiday songs, “Miki Sings Billie”, including her favorite Holiday tune, "Don't Explain". In 1993, Howard made another movie appearance in director John Singleton's “Poetic Justice”.

Howard was featured on the second season on TV One’s critically acclaimed bio-series “Unsung”. Miki’s episode was the highest rated of her season and in 2015 was adapted into a TV movie for TV One to be released in June of 2016 with “Chi-Raq” actress Teyonah Parris in the lead role.

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Miki Howard
City Winery Pittsburgh
The sale has ended.
01/26/2024
Fri 7:30 PM
City Winery Pittsburgh
1627 Smallman Street, Pennsylvania
from $40.00