The lovely real life "Dreamgirl" Mary Wilson of The Supremes will headline at the Riverside in Don's Celebrity Theatre, Feb. 26-March 2. Tickets for her 2 p.m. shows are $32.
Wilson has been a part of dozens of hit records, written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.
Four decades and 40 albums later, what once started as a dream has exceeded beyond Wilson's wildest imagination. With an unprecedented 12 No. 1 hits, including Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, and Stop, In The Name Of Love, The Supremes set the precedent for super group success.
Throughout the late 70s and 80s, Wilson hit the lecture circuit to tell her amazing story and still continues to lecture. Eventually she put her story to print, becoming a best-selling author with her autobiography, Dreamgirl…My Life As A Supreme. Dreamgirl went on to sell more than 250,000 copies in hardback, becoming one of the most successful rock and roll autobiographies of all time.
Musical icon Patti Page with more than 100 albums and 160 singles to her credit will headline at the Tropicana Express on Feb. 25. Tickets are $25 and $35 for her 8 p.m. shows.
Page's silky-smooth voice engulfed the airwaves during the '50s and '60s, providing her with a staggering 111 hits, 15 gold records and four gold albums. She became the first crossover artist to take country music onto the pop charts with such million record sellers as Mockin’ Bird Hill, I Went To Your Wedding, Mister & Mississippi, and, of course, the legendary Tennessee Waltz, which was No. 1 concurrently on all three charts (Pop, Country, and R&B) and sold more than 20 million copies. She was also the first artist to use multiple voice techniques on records and the only singer -male or female- to have had shows bearing her name on all three major television networks.
Harrah's will feature The Spinners on March 1 and 2 in the Fiesta Showroom at 7 and 9 p.m. each night. Tickets are $45, $50 and $55.
Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years, they have acquired 12 gold records with their hits climbing to the top of both Pop and R&B charts.
In 1972, The Spinners signed with Atlantic Records and manager, Buddy Allen, who still manages the group today. In 1979, The Spinners completed their first collaboration with producer, Michael Zager, and by early 1980, the single Working. My Way Back To You, was topping the Pop and R&B charts, earning The Spinners their 12th Atlantic gold record.
The Spinners have been nominated six times for a Grammy and have performed twice during the awards ceremony. They received a Black Gold Award on the Dick Clark TV Special for their many achievements in the recording industry and they have been awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contribution to R&B music. On June 5, 1993, The Spinners performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Georgetown University graduates. In 2004, The Spinners performed at the Republican National Convention for President Bush. Also, the group completed two PBS specials and an ABC special, entitled Disco Ball paying tribute to the music of the 70s.
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