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News Archives - 2005

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of Ray Charles, at Augsburg Monday, Nov. 28

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the late Ray Charles will be the Nov. 28 Convocation guest speaker, 10 a.m. Hoversten Chapel. Gospel Praise will accompany Charles in a performance of "Georgia" by Ray Charles prior to the program.

Charles began performing at a young age in her local church. At age 13, she was the youngest child ever accepted into the renowned Allard Academy in Los Angeles. Charles was later named Minnesota Artist of the Year and has worked with many high-profile musicians and producers. Her lifelong dream came true when her father invited her to record at his studio and produced her album.

Though she was greatly affected by the loss of her father, it has encouraged her to share her musical talent. Charles now performs concerts to raise awareness about world hunger and Aids.

NOTE: Jane Fonda, originally scheduled for the Nov. 28 Convocation, has cancelled due to health issues.