Ray Parker, Jr. to perform Oct. 24 at TROY's Davis Theatre

Posted: Wednesday, 09 October 2013

MONTGOMERY--Ray Parker, Jr. will bring his chart-topping R&B hits to Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts for a concert on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

Parker, a Detroit native, is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who has had 24 Billboard Top 40 and R&B hits including the theme from "Ghostbusters," "You Can't Change That," and "Jack and Jill."

Parker's career started at the age of 13 in the legendary Motown studios, then continued when he joined Stevie Wonder's band at the age of 18. Parker later created his own band, Raydio, and then continued his chart-topping career as a solo artist.

As a songwriter, he has penned songs recorded by Rufus and Chaka Khan, Barry White, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Nancy Wilson, Patty Labelle, The New Edition, Diana Ross, Cheryl Lynn, Brick, Teddy Pendergrass, Leo Sayer and Coolio.

Single tickets for the performance are on sale now and range in price from $25-$50. To purchase tickets, contact the theatre office at (334) 241-9567. Tickets may also be purchased online for an additional fee on the "Subscriber Series" page of the website: www.troy.edu/davistheatre.

The Davis Theatre is located in downtown Montgomery at 251 Montgomery Street. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

The Ray Parker, Jr. concert is sponsored by ServisFirst Bank and the Alabama News Network: WAKA CBS8, WNCF ABC Montgomery, WBMM CW Montgomery and MeTV Montgomery.

The Davis Theatre season will continue on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with the Christmas showcase "The Heart Behind the Music."

Ray Parker, Jr. will bring his chart-topping R&B hits to Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts for a concert on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. (Contributed Photo)