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"It never rains in Southern California." Or so goes that hit by the '90s R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! song.

That can't be said for central Arkansas these days, but an otherwise very wet May 2 did have a bit of mercy for those entering and leaving Arkansas Baptist College's annual fundraiser, Supper & Soul. The event, into which the college's alumni program segued, took place at the Metroplex in Little Rock.

Gallery: Supper & Soul fundraiser

Guests started the evening out line-dancing to DJ-spun music and sipped beer, wine and a variety of cocktails highlighted on a special menu. Making brief remarks were Regina Favors, interim president of the college; and Fitz Hill, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist College Foundation. The supper part of the evening had its own soul: Black Swan Catering provided a mind-blowing buffet that included assorted meats, vegetable dishes, a couple of Louisiana entrees -- red beans and rice and chicken jambalaya -- breads and desserts.

"Broadway" Joe Booker of KIPR-FM and KOKY-FM, introduced the night's featured performers: Tony! Toni! Toné! Decked in slim-fit animal-print suits and African garb, the trio got the crowd in front of the stage grooving along and phone-photo-ing to those hits -- "Feels Good," "Anniversary," "Pillow," "If I Had No Loot," "Little Walter" and yes, "It Never Rains (in Southern California)." A few technical issues didn't stop the show, which the men ended by inviting several women from the audience to join them. Afterward, Tony! Toni! Toné! posed for photos with attendees.

High Profile on 05/12/2019

Print Headline: Super supper

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