When Grammy Award-winning R & B and soul singer Fantasia takes the stage at NYCB Theatre at Westbury August 30th, she’ll be putting her own heart and soul on full display for all those lucky enough to catch her.

Fantasia doesn’t just sing, she transcends time and space, transporting listeners—through her bone-chilling, reach-down-inside-her-very-DNA-and-soar-to-touch-heaven vocals—to a place where pain and heartache and somehow, salvation, suspends personal anguish and gives life wings.

Yes, that’s a lot. And it’s true.

Hailing from High Point, North Carolina, Fantasia transcended the hardships of her own personal situation in 2004—when she was just 19, a high school dropout who was pregnant at 16—by winning season three of American Idol with her show-stopping performance of the Porgy and Bess standard, “Summertime.”

The judges raved that hers was the single best performance out of any contestant, ever, in the show’s history—the tear-jerking victory propelling her debut single “I Believe” to the top of the Billboard charts and her debut album, Free Yourself, to platinum status and three Grammy Award nominations.

That was only the beginning. Since then, she’s released three more albums—2006’s Fantasia, 2010’s Back To Me and last year’s Side Effects of You—to even more acclaim and accolades.

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Fantasia has won over audiences and critics with her award-winning portrayal of Celie in the Broadway play The Color of Purple and has won over the hearts of countless people throughout the world.

Fantasia’s NYCB Theatre at Westbury appearance is a show you do not want to miss. Your heart, mind and soul will thank you for it.

Fantasia will be performing at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, located at 960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury $49.50. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. For tickets and more information about the gig, go to venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com.

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