LIVE: El DeBarge

Three-time Grammy Award nominee El DeBargebrought the "Rhythm of the Night" through Music Box on Nov. 28, with Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact opening.

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El DeBarge performed at Music Box in Little Italy on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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It was the famed singer's first performance in San Diego in years.
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Local soul/funk group Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact opened the show.
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El DeBarge was the focal point and primary lead singer of family group DeBarge throughout the early- to mid-1980s.
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Eldra Patrick "El" DeBarge was born in 1961 in Detroit, Michigan and grew up primarily in Grand Rapids.
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Popular songs led by El include "Time Will Reveal", "Stay with Me", "All This Love", and "Rhythm of the Night".
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As a solo artist, he is best known for his unique high tenor register, strong falsetto and the hits "Who's Johnny" and "Love Always."
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He's also known for his collaborations with Tone Loc, George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Fourplay, and DJ Quik.
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DeBarge is a three-time Grammy nominee.
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The singer's latest album is 2010's "Second Chance."
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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At one point, Rebecca Jade joined DeBarge on stage.
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El DeBarge performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2
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Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2
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Openers Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact are part of a local record label called Redwoods Music, which is also home to the Midnight Pine, and Birdy Bardot.
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The band released their self-titled debut last year.
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The band's drummer, Jake Najor (pictured right), has played with TV on the Radio and Big Daddy Kane, among others.
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Birdy Bardot's Emily Reilly (second from left) and the Midnight Pine's Shelbi Bennett (second from right) joined the band onstage as backup singers.
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Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2
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Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2.
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Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
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Percussionist/lyricist Alfred Howard (middle) helms most of the Redwoods Music projects. Bassist Jason Littlefield (pictured, right) also plays in Birdy Bardot and the Midnight Pine.
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Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact performs at Music Box on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2
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