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One of the most iconic moments of Love Actually is when Joanna sings All I Want For Christmas Is You

In the scene, you may find that one of Joanna’s backing singers looks quite familiar...

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Ruby Turner performed at Symphony Hall earlier this month with Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Tonight, the film she has a cameo appearance in will be screened at Symphony Hall with a live orchestra.

Birmingham soul singer Ruby Turner moved to Handsworth in 1967 when she was nine years old.

One of the country’s best-loved soul and gospel divas, who gives sell-out tours with the Jools Holland Orchestra, is best known for her albums and single releases on both sides of the Atlantic.  She achieved the rare feat, for a British singer, of reaching #1 on the US R&B chart, with “It’s Gonna Be Alright” in February 1990.