Ariana DeBose adds second concert for North Raleigh Theater after tickets sell out within hours

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Academy Award winner, Wake County native DeBose to perform benefit concert in Raleigh
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Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose will perform a benefit concert for Theatre Raleigh Arts Center.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose will perform two benefit concerts for Theatre Raleigh Arts Center.

After DeBose's one-night-only performance was announced Monday, tickets sold out for the evening concert in less than two hours. The North Carolina native has agreed to add a second performance.

Both concerts are on Saturday, August 26 at the Theatre Raleigh Arts Center.

The newly added concert will be at 5:30 p.m. at The Raleigh-Arts Center. Click here for tickets.

The sold-out original concert will take place at 8:00 p.m.

Money from the concerts will benefit the Raleigh theater community.

Debose grew up in Wake Forest and graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School. She also trained at CC & Co. Dance Complex in north Raleigh.

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Debose is best known for her performance in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story," which earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2022. In addition to her Oscar, she also won the BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance in 'West Side Story.'

She is also the first openly queer Afro Latina to win an Academy Award.

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