A two-night voyage at Alberini's will feature a return engagement and a debut appearance.
Pittsburgh singer Antoinette will celebrate the release of her new CD ''Chains'' with a release party and performance on Friday at the Niles restaurant.
Antoinette last performed in the area as part of the Breast Cancer Benefit Concert at Packard Music Hall in September.
Her producer Roger Hatfield said, ''That's why we're (coming) here. So many people just fell in love with her that night and have been communicating with her via the social networks, we knew we had to do a CD release party here.''
Hatfield, who wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on ''Chains'' in addition to producing the album, first heard Antoinette when a friend asked her to sing on the demo of one of his songs.
''I loved her voice immediately, it's a killer voice,'' Hatfield said. ''She's not just going to stand there and try to impress you with her vocalese. She sings from the heart.''
Antoinette said she trusts and respects Hatfield's musical instincts.
''We have the same tastes,'' she said. ''We both like a lot of soul music, worldbeat and neo soul. It's really easy for Roger and I to put together music we both like.''
Keyboard player Hatfield and percussionist Wayne Cardarelli back Antoinette in concert, and both have long history making music in the Mahoning Valley and together.
Hatfield played in such bands as I Don't Care and Network and has worked with such national acts as B.J. Thomas. Cardarelli played in Pat Padula's Sir Bentley and has played in Maureen McGovern's backing band and with Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra.
The day before the CD release party, Hatfield and Cardarelli will unveil their latest musical collaboration, called Voyage.
Hatfield compares Antoinette's singing to Sade. He has a much harder time trying to describe Voyage's sound.
''The things we're doing in Voyage are something I've wanted to do for a long, long time,'' he said. ''It's modal, improvisational, spontaneous. The names are hard to come by ... We call it just going through the little door, a transcendent experience musically.''
And in Voyage, Cardarelli goes by the name Hymie Bermuda.
''Wayne told me he had a dream that he was on stage playing music, but his name was Hymie Bermuda,'' Hatfield said.
Voyage also incorporates video, lighting and sound by Dante DiVencenzo.
''We try to link the visual with the audio and have it make sense,'' DiVencenzo said. ''It's pretty different. I've never been involved in anything like it.''
Voyage will make its live debut from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the lounge at Alberini's, 1201 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Admission is free.
Antoinette's CD release party/performance will be at 8:15 p.m. in the banquet room at Alberini's. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 or free with the purchase of ''Chains'' for $15.