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53rd National Convention C O V E R A G E JOURNAL Winter 2017 s49 artist, he was behind the scenes writing chart-topping hits for other performers. He then shared a medley of songs he penned, beginning with Midnight Star’s “Slow Jam” from 1983. Next, Babyface took a journey through time by performing songs made famous by Johnny Gill, Dru Hill, Bobby Brown, Tevin Campbell and Boyz II Men. When Babyface left the stage, the crowd erupted in a chant of “Baby-face, Baby face.” With a smile on his face, Babyface returned for an encore. He explained that when he thinks about members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, his late mother comes to mind. He described her as “a strong Black woman” who did an exceptional job raising her sons. Babyface dedicated the final song of the evening, “When Can I See You,” to his mom, ending the concert and convention on a beautiful note. “I think there is something special about the fellowship after all the business,” said Soror Lisa Curtis, a member of the Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter and Babyface fan. “So, I decided to come to share in that spirit where we have now done all our Delta business and we are asking God to bless us and give us traveling mercies home.” “I thought the concert was absolutely phenomenal. Babyface looked really nice and sounded amazing,” Braddy said. s Babyface serenades Soror Deborah Jones Buggs, National Treasurer, during the Delta Extravaganza. PHOTO BY DONNAMARIA JONES Babyface with Dr. Paulette C. Walker, 25th National President, and Beverly E. Smith, National President. PHOTO BY DONNAMARIA JONES Delta Extravaganza headliner, Babyface, brings audience members, including Past National Second Vice President Brittani Blackwell (CENTER), to their feet with his performance. PHOTO BY DONNAMARIA JONES


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