Gladys Knight to Perform in Jacksonville, Followed by Apollo Theatre Gala and a Starring Role on Broadway this Summer
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Gladys Knight, “the Empress of Soul,” is a seven-time GRAMMY Award®-winner with number one hits in Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and triumphant in film, television and live performance. She’s best known for Grammy Award winning songs “Neither One of Us” and “Midnight Train to Georgia” and classic hits such as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” and “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me.”
Presented by the Jacksonville Symphony Association. This concert will not include orchestra.
Tickets: Can be ordered online at JaxSymphony.org or by phone at 904.354.5547.
Location: Jim and Jan Moran Theater at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson & More Set for Apollo Theatre’s 2014 Spring Gala
The Apollo Theater announced that its 2014 annual Spring Gala will be transformed into an epic birthday celebration in honor of the storied Theater’s 80th anniversary, Tuesday, June 10, at 7pm. The evening will include special tribute performances by the music industry’s biggest artists, some of whom call the Apollo their musical home, including Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, The Isley Brothers, and more. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated entertainer Wayne Brady. Departing from its tradition of inducting legends into the Apollo Hall of Fame, this year’s Gala will celebrate the eight decades of artistic brilliance that has been presented on the Apollo stage since 1934.
Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Natalie Cole to Headline Tony-nominated After Midnight This Summer on Broadway
Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Natalie Cole will join the roster of “Special Guest Star” vocalists in After Midnight . LaBelle is set to play performances from June 10 through 29, Knight from July 8 through August 3, and Cole August 5 through 31. The tuner, which recently garnered seven Tony nods, including Best Musical, is playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Combined, the trio of legends have received 22 platinum and gold records, 18 Grammy Awards and sold almost 300 million albums worldwide. LaBelle has previously starred on Broadway in Fela! and Patti La Belle on Broadway. Knight appeared on the Great White Way in Smokey Joe’s Café. After Midnight marks Cole’s Broadway debut.
Conceived by Jack Viertel, After Midnight is an evocative new musical that tackles the sexy, smoky glamour of the Jazz Age, set in the heyday of Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s Cotton Club. The show currently stars Vanessa Williams, Dulé Hill and Adriane Lenox.