These guys are masters of everything from New Jack Swing to Old Skool hip hop.

Long-time Billboard-topping crooner Keith Sweat, Grammy-nominated Carl Thomas, and world-famous DJ Kid Capri will unite for the R&B Holiday Bash at Colden Auditorium in Flushing on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m.

With a smooth voice, good looks, and a warm stage presence, Sweat is a triple threat. In the music industry, he has sold more than 25 million albums and garnered a Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award. As for acting, the Harlem native has had roles in “New York Undercover,” The Wayans Bros,” “Martin,” and the 1997 film “New Jack City.” Then in 2007, he launched his syndicated radio show, “The Sweat Hotel,” which is broadcast by Premiere Networks.

The crooner has promised a mix of songs from his new album, “Playing for Keeps,” with classics such as “Make It Last Forever,” which debuted in 1987.

Meanwhile, Thomas grew up singing gospel outside Chicago. In the 1990s, he moved to New York City, where he was discovered by Sean “Puffy” Combs at an open mic event. Soon thereafter in 1997, his debut R&B album “Emotional” with Bad Boy Entertainment went platinum. Since then, he has performed with mega stars, including Chaka Khan and Snoop Dogg, and contributed to movie soundtracks, such as Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Family Reunion.”

Kid Capri will provide the background music. Born David Anthony Love Jr., this Bronx native has been deejaying since he was eight years old – in the 1970s. (In fact, he used to perform at Studio 54 during the Manhattan night club’s heyday.) In addition to countless gigs and tours with famous rappers (i.e. LL Cool J, Lil’ Kim, Jay-Z) over the years, he founded his own label, No Kid’n Records, hosted television shows, and participated in advertising campaigns for Nike, Sprite, and Bud Light.

The R&B Holiday Bash is presented via a partnership with the Kupferberg Center for the Arts and Adam Torres Concerts.

Ticket prices run from $59 to $150. There’s a new pre-paid parking option for Lots 15 North and South near Colden Auditorium, which is in the vicinity of Reeves Avenue, Horace Harding Expressway, and Kissena Boulevard on Queens College’s campus.

Image: Keith Sweat


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