St. Petersburg, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2014) – The legendary Diana Ross returns to The Mahaffey Theater Wednesday, Feb. 18 on her In the Name of Love tour. The 7:30 p.m. show is part of The Mahaffey’s exciting 50th Anniversary season.
Diana Ross’ famed and remarkable career spanning almost five decades has resulted in major awards and accolades, and music history milestones. Ross is a consummate performer, as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time, and one of the most prominent women in the popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century.
Her international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in 2007 in Washington, D.C. The honor celebrated her career of excellence in music, film, television and theater, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work and her contributions to American culture. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammys) celebrated her remarkable career in 2012 with their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Beginning in the ‘60s, as lead singer of The Supremes, Ross achieved the unprecedented feat of 12 No. 1 singles in the U.S., becoming the most successful American group in history and rivaled only by The Beatles for the position of the biggest hit group of that generation. Diana Ross went on to achieve six No. 1 singles as a solo artist.
In the U.S. alone, to date she has tallied 31 Top Ten singles and 14 Top Ten albums, selling over 100 million units around the globe.
Diana Ross’ musical repertoire encompasses R&B, soul, pop, disco and jazz; the recently-released I Love You CD jumped onto the chart as Billboard Magazine’s Hot Shot Debut title.
Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changed the landscape and paved the 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, and continue to make her one of the most identifiable, unique, beloved and influential singers of successive pop generations.
Tickets are $70.50, $90.50, $100.50 and $130.50, and go on sale Thursday, December 18 at noon. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.