Diana Ross adds summertime "Greatest Hits" stops
... Iconic soul singer Diana Ross
has committed to a month of theater performances that span the nation this summer. The round of full theatrical shows will get underway Aug. 2 in Indio, CA, and spread across the nation, visiting fans in 14 cities through a Sept. 3 gig in Orlando, FL. The itinerary also includes a two-night stand Aug. 6-7 in San Francisco. Ross will be joined by her full band for the "Greatest Hits" summer performances, which will include intricate costumes and stage design while she performs hit songs that span her decades-long discography. Diana Ross
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Jackson 5, Diana Ross songwriter Deke Richards dies aged 68
... Save', 'Mama's Pearl' and 'Maybe Tomorrow'. During his songwriting career, he also wrote hits for Bobby Darin, The Supremes and Martha Reeves and The Vandellas. The Corporation parted ways in 1972 and Richards eventually became head of Motown Records West Coast Office. Richards wrote tracks for Diana Ross and The Surpremes
- among others Deke Richards was the son of Hollywood screenwriter Dane Lussier and is survived by his wife Joan.Watch 'I Want You Back' by The Jackson 5 below. CommentsMore newsNew music: M83 premiere new track 'Oblivion' with Susanne Sundfor French band return with new movie soundtrackKasabian: 'Guitar bands can't dominate music any more' Serge Pizzorno thinks more choice is a good thingRihanna's later tour trouble: Canada gig delayed by 90 minutes Star seems to be making a habit of arriving lateWelsh singer Iain Inglis finds success on China's Got Talent Lecturer finds far east fame with communist songsMore newsArtist A-Z # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Jackson 5, Diana Ross
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Diana Ross 'upset at eatery'
... wouldn't move. Eventually Diana's daughter did arrive, but both women ended up leaving the eatery after an alleged disagreement with staff. Gigi added all her workers "love" having the famous singer as a customer and they hope she will return in the future. Diana's representative hasn't commented on the report. It is not known which of her daughters the 68-year-old star was meeting up with. She is mother to Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Tracee Joy Ross and Chudney Lane Silberstein. Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! 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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