Atchison's Anthony to perform free at BC

Atchison native Durrell Anthony as featured on the 2021 season of NBC TV's "The Voice." (Photo credit: NBC/The Voice)

(KAIR)--A homecoming of sorts, complete with a free evening of music, is planned for November 10, when Atchison native and 2008 Benedictine College graduate, Durrell Anthony, returns to his alma mater, in his native city, to perform.

Anthony, whose musical influence draws from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, told MSC News in a 2021 interview that music has always been his top passion:

Anthony, in 2021, appeared in the national spotlight when he was selected as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice," where he was mentored by one of his musical idols and inspirations, John Legend.

According to a release from Benedictine College, Anthony's talent was well-known during his days as a student at BC, and he performed on campus regularly, where he was a featured singer at two of the college- signature Scholarship Ball events. He graduated in 2008 with a degree in Sociology, with the release noting that Anthony's "involvement on campus, his talent, and his willingness to share it were recognized at Commencement with the Fran Jabara Leadership Award."

Anthony, in 2010, moved to California for a summer job, joining several bands which led to his re-emersion in music, despite his inital goal of going into counseling and teaching. His music, the release says, led to Anthony sharing the stage with such names as Carrie Underwood, and performing at private events for well known brands.

Anthony continues to work on his original music, including such singles as "Speechless" and "While You're Here," available an all streaming platforms.

The free concert, being billed as "An Evening with Durrell Anthony," is planned for the evening of Friday, November 10, at the O'Malley-McAllister Auditorium on the campus of Benedictine College. Showtime is 7:00.

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