‘American Idol’ Mandisa to sing Saturday


Courtesy photo Mandisa will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Cole Auditorium as part of the 360 Community Series.


Professional recording artist Mandisa will hit the stage soon when she performs at 6 p.m. Saturday at Cole Auditorium as part of the 360 Community Series.

The concert series is part of a bigger movement in Richmond County called Community United Outreach, said member Dean Dixon, and the group’s goal is to bring good community events to the area.

Organizers work mainly with nonprofits and churches in the area helping out homeless shelters, animal shelters and the like.

Dixon said the concerts, however, are a vision of his boss, Sandy Huggins, and with prices ticket prices of $20 in advance, $25 at the door and the special Gold Circle seats for $45 — which include special time with Mandisa before the concert — the 360 series is trying to keep the cost at a minimum.

They’re able to do that, Dixon said, through business sponsorships.

According to her website, since finishing in the top 10 of “American Idol” in season five, Mandisa has forged a successful recording career and has lost more than 100 pounds, inspiring women everywhere to strive for a healthy lifestyle and to reach for their dreams.

Tickets are available at the Good News Bookstore on Long Drive until 4 p.m. Saturday as well as on the 360 Community Series’s website.

— Matt Harrelson

Courtesy photo Mandisa will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Cole Auditorium as part of the 360 Community Series.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_2898926717_6429e64c1e.jpgCourtesy photo Mandisa will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Cole Auditorium as part of the 360 Community Series.
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