Brandy replaces CeeLo Green as headliner for city’s upcoming fundraiser fighting homelessness

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CeeLo Green has been subbed out for ’90s R&B darling and TV star Brandy as headliner for the city’s upcoming fundraiser at the Modell Lyric fighting homelessness.

The switcheroo was revealed Tuesday, when Brandy tweeted a message to fans here to come see her perform on Oct. 20. Mayor Catherine Pugh followed up with her own welcoming announcement via Twitter:

And while The Journey Home, the city’s 10-year-old housing-first initiative to “make homelessness rare and brief,” had originally announced Green as the headliner for the benefit on Sept. 6, the Modell Lyric has since replaced all mentions of CeeLo with ones for Brandy on its website.

Asked why the Grammy-winning “F— You!” singer was replaced, mayor’s office spokeswoman Tonya Miller said in an email, “There was a scheduling conflict with Ceelo unfortunately. Brandy is now the headliner.”

There are still hundreds of tickets available for the event dubbed “An Evening of Unexpected Delights,” with prices ranging from $50 for a spot in the balcony to $100 for VIP seats in the orchestra section.

In the spirit of collaborating to tackle a persistent and pervasive issue in our city, the organizers of the fundraiser have made the theme “Building Up Baltimore—Brick by Brick.” The event begins at 9 p.m.

An earlier version of this story misidentified the mayor’s spokeswoman. Her last name is Miller, not Baker. We regret the error.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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