Photo Recap: Diana Ross Sells Out Saenger Theatre, Satisfies With All The Classics
... suddenly the meaning of Motown, of "Hitsville USA," sunk in. There is something to be said for the art of mastering that perfect formula for a chart-topper that avoids the cheese factor, and Lady D is still something to talk about. Enjoy some of OffBeat photographer, Elsa Hahne's photos from the concert below... (bearing in mind, these are just some from the first of Ms. Ross' half-dozen costume changes)... All photos courtesy of Elsa Hahne. For more photos from the New Orleans music scene visit OffBeat's Flickr page. Photo Recap: Diana Ross
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THOMAS BANGALTER IS A FAN OF DIANA ROSS AND BUGSY MALONE
... Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter has expressed his current music taste through Spotify, including disco classics from Diana Ross
, Jackson 5 and Sister Sledge in his playlist. After collaborating with Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams on 'Get Lucky', the inclusion of Chic's 'Good Times' and N.E.R.D's 'Hypnotize U' come as no surprise. It seems as though Bangalter enjoys a musical from time to time as well as he's included Paul Williams' 'Bugsy Malone' from the 1976 gangster film. More recent releases include Jai Paul's 'Jasmine', the title track from James Blake's 'Retrograde' and 'The Real Thing' from fellow Frenchmen Phoenix. Listen to the full playlist below: THOMAS BANGALTER IS A FAN OF DIANA ROSS
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Audrey's Music Whirl: Living Legend Diana Ross on Tour Celebrating Over 50 Sterling Years in Show Biz
... international achievements were recently acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in December 2007 in Washington DC. The honor celebrated her exemplary career of excellence in music, film, television and theatre, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work and her contributions to American culture. Diana Ross
helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paved way for contemporary music. Her love of life, never-ending wonder, the appreciation of goals and achievements and sheer human spirit define the artist that is Diana Ross
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Diana Ross (March 26, 1944)
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Although the name on her birth certificate was Diana, her parents christened her "Diane," and her family and friends called her Diane for the first two decades of her life. After Ross became a professional singer with the Supremes, she went by the name "Diana."
On January 14, 1970, Diana Ross gave her final concert with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.
She is the mother of the actress/singer Rhonda Ross Kendrick (her first child) and actress Tracee Ellis Ross (her second child). She had Rhonda with Motown founder Berry Gordy.
In 1972, 2 years after going solo, she made her film debut as Billie Holiday in the biopic Lady Sings the Blues. She received an Oscar nomination for her performance, and the film soundtrack went to US #1.
In the '70s, she appeared in 2 more films: Mahogany (1975; playing Tracy Chambers/Mahogany) and The Wiz (1978; playing Dorothy). After a while, it was obvious that her music career would always be stronger than her acting career. In 1994, she branched away from music for a while to play a mentally ill drug addict in the telefilm Out of Darkness. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above)
On December 30, 2002 in Tucson, Arizona, she was pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence. She was charged with three misdemeanor DUIs. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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