Oprah Winfrey Presents Gospel Recording Artist VirLinda Stanton, Co-star of The Color Purple on Broadway

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Gospel recording artist and seasoned stage actress VirLinda Stanton receives the key to the city and February 3, 2011 was proclaimed VirLinda Stanton Day in Tyler, Texas.

Oprah Winfrey Presents VirLinda Stanton costarring in The Color Purple on Broadway

"Behind every great voice there is that Gospel soul that is undeniable...and then there was VirLinda!"

World renowned Gospel recording artist and actress VirLinda Stanton was recently bestowed with one of the highest honors in her hometown of Tyler, Texas. VirLinda, who is currently on tour with the Tony nominated musical The Color Purple as the feisty character, Shug Avery, was presented with the key to the city by Mayor Barbara Bass. In addition to receiving her home towns highest honor, February 3, 2011 was declared as VirLinda Stanton day to commemorate her outstanding achievements in the arts and commitment to the community.

VirLinda honed her extraordinary Gospel soul vocal talent at a young age and is no stranger to the stage having performed in countless theater productions and live performances including The Lion King, Toy Story, as well as a National Anthem vocalist. The US tour of The Color Purple runs through the end of June where VirLinda will continue to amaze audiences with her captivating voice. The talent of Ms. Stanton does not end with The Color Purple, fans can continue to be soothed by the sweet sounds of VirLinda’s voice when her self titled debut Gospel album is released this Fall.

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