Who has the chops for District 1?
Bellamy-Small, who will participate in the 17 Days festival with a performance on Sept. 21, held a concert to celebrate her 60th birthday last October and to raise money for a nonprofit helping ex-felons that she founded. I was lucky enough to go to the concert and write about it.
McDaniel is a singer too, and we featured her as local talent back in 2009. Among her musical accomplishments: singing the national anthem at a Greensboro Grasshoppers game last summer.
Here's the video, available on her YouTube channel.
Here's a recording of Bellamy-Small singing. We also have a recording of McDaniel singing as her answering machine message, but for whatever reason it's not uploading properly.
Read more about Bellamy-Small, McDaniel and Sharon Hightower in the next issue of YES! Weekly.