Musical Journey

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Singer began in Smithfield before moving to Europe

By Christopher Brooke

Michele de Bruijin may sing the blues as the Sugar Queen, but she feels upbeat about the release of her debut album “340 Blues.”
Those who graduated from Henry County High School in 1982 may remember her better as Michele Whigham, daughter of the late Dan and Velma Whigham, who lived in Smithfield. Dan was a farmer and Velma kept the bridal registry at Cherry House in La Grange.
After she left Smithfield, her love of music has taken de Bruijin around the world.
Her appreciation of music began during her youth here.

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