The Queen is coming to Medford

Craterian Performances has just added another show to its 2007-2008 season. "Queen Latifah: The Trav'lin' Light Tour" will take the stage at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 23 S. Central, Medford.

"Trav'lin Light" is Latifah's latest album on the Verve jazz label (due in stores Sept. 25) and features a blend of American pop, jazz and blues standards inspired by the music of Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, Roberta Flack, Phoebe Snow and others.

Seen most recently as Motormouth Maybelle in the movie version of the Broadway musical "Hairspray," Latifah is a multi-talented queen of entertainment. She is a Grammy-winning hip-hop artist, an Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actress, and an author. Her new album is the long-awaited follow-up to the 2004 release of "The Dana Owens Album" (Latifah's real name) which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

"Trav'lin' Light" combines a saucy, sultry mix of tunes with Latifah's playful personality as she puts her spin on familiar classics as well as forgotten jewels.

Tickets to the November concert are $78, $75, $72. Priority ticket sale for members of Craterian Performances takes place Sept. 18-21. Annual theater memberships begin at $50. Tickets go on sale to the general public Sept. 25.

Call the Craterian box office at 779-3000.

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