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Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Irma Thomas sings during her annual Mother's Day concert at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans Sunday, May 10, 2015. The Grammy-winning New Orleans R&B singer played a set of old favorites, including Ruler

A 75th birthday bash for “Queen of Soul” Irma Thomas will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Delgado Community College Student Life Center, 615 City Park Ave.

A Grammy winner and member of the Blues Hall of Fame, Thomas is a Delgado graduate. The event will raise money for the Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women, which Thomas helped establish at Delgado 10 years ago.

W.I.S.E., or “Women in Search of Excellence,” helps women fulfill their academic, personal and professional potential. For information, visit www.dcc.edu/student-services/wise/irma.aspx.

Tickets for the birthday bash are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets including the patron party at 7 p.m. are $100. For information, visit www.dcc.edu/irma.