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Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Lila Downs headed to Wilson Center

Two shows have been announced for Cape Fear Community College’s performing arts center, both celebrating Latin culture, including Spanish Harlem Orchestra. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — Two shows have been announced for Cape Fear Community College’s performing arts center, both celebrating Latin culture.

Lila Downs (Courtesy photo)

The Spanish Harlem Orchestra will perform Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m., followed by Lila Downs on Tuesday, March 25, 2025, at 7:30 p.m.

SHO perform authentic, New York-style, hard-core salsa, with eruptive energy. The ensemble consists of 13 world-class musicians and vocalists, who have released eight studio albums. Out of six Grammy nominations, they’ve won three.

Another Grammy- and Latin Grammy award-winning singer, Lila Downs, will be gracing the Wilson Center stage next spring.

Downs has a powerful voice for storytelling that transcends language barriers, as heard on 15 studio album. She blends traditional Mexican and Mesoamerican music, featuring renditions of classic rancheras and original stories. Downs is also a human-rights activist, whose lyrical content spans social justice issues.

Tickets go on sale to both shows at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12 and the general public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 13. They can be purchased online here or by contacting the box office at (910) 362-7999, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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