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He likes to be called “just Jerry,” but the Jerry Lawson who will appear live on stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 23) at the Taos Community Auditorium is the same a capella master who has sung with the likes of Frank Zappa, Jerry Butler, Sam Cooke and Elvis Presley.

He is the same Jerry Lawson who led the legendary vocal group, The Persuasions, over 20 albums, worldwide acclaim, and went on to even more accolades with the band, Talk of the Town.

Music writer Rip Rense has been quoted saying, “By any fair measure, Lawson is really one of the best singers of the last 50 years — up there with Sam Cooke, Brook Benton, Jerry Butler and Nat King Cole.”

And, yet, in person Jerome E. Lawson is a gentle, rather humble man, one of the rare celebrities who understands what it means to be human.

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