THURSDAY, JULY 29
Recording artist and singer Darla Zuhdi will perform a benefit concert for Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Petree Auditorium of OCU’s Wanda L. Bass School of Music. The concert will feature classic love songs from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.
Darla Z is an Oklahoma native who regularly performs in Las Vegas, Nev. She recently released her first album, “All About Love,” featuring six original songs.
"I was very pleased to be back from Vegas, but I'm particularly excited about the show for Kramer School of Nursing," she said. “This honorable profession deserves recognition for the many lives it has saved and improved. It feels good to give something back to a group of people who dedicate themselves to helping the rest of us.”
The concert will include a tribute to wartime nurses from World War II to the present day. Ann Lacy, the “Queen of Comedy,” will be a special guest.
Darla Z has written more than 30 songs, many of which she has recorded in studio. She made her live singing debut opening for country music legend Willie Nelson. She has also opened for Wayne Newton who, along with famed singer Buddy Greco, has praised her singing talents.
At OCU she will perform with her conductor, pianist and musical arranger Bob Rozario. Rozario has been Bobby Darin’s pianist and conductor for many years. He has worked with the Osmonds, Tony Orlando, Vic Damone and other legendary entertainers.
Darla Z says her country music singing style “perfectly blends with Bob Rozario’s swing and jazz style of play.”
Her broadcast interview and performing credits include a New Year’s Eve show on KUNV radio in Las Vegas. She recently performed to a sold-out audience at the Dennis Bono Show, which was broadcast worldwide on Stay Tuned America radio. Her original recordings include “Sweet Destiny,” “Only Love” and “Don’t Let Love Pass Us By.” Other notable recording credits include covers of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “500 Miles.”
Tickets for the tribute to nurses show at OCU are $35 reserved seating and $100 for reserved platinum seating. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets call 1-(800) 595-4849 or (405) 408-3599.