Music is all around us—in the wind, the rain, and the weird sounds that children make. Listen to something that’s actually been rehearsed with this GrouponLive deal to see Diana Ross at Arena Theatre. For $99, you get two tickets for in-the-round seating in rows T–U of sections 3, 4, or 6–13 on Wednesday, February 6, at 8 p.m. (up to a $213.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.<p>
It’s nearly impossible to hear the name Diana Ross without immediately humming one of the songs her lilting soprano made famous. The lead singer of legendary Motown trio The Supremes, Ross often crooned tunes that were simultaneously upbeat and aching. Hits such as “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “My World Is Empty Without You,” and “Where Did Our Love Go?” soared toward the tops of the charts while gently tugging at the heartstrings of her listeners.<p> After her departure from the group in 1970, Ross embarked on a wildly successful solo career that included singles “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Upside Down,” a song penned after her first foray into a zero-gravity chamber. She also lent her signature pipes to Broadway shows and won a Golden Globe for her work in the film Lady Sings the Blues. After earning two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one for her stint with the Supremes and one for her solo work—she was honored in 2012 with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years in the music business.<p> Inside Arena Theatre’s intimate confines, concertgoers get an up-close view of the consummate entertainer as she flexes her golden pipes, dances to the infectious beats of her classic music, and inspires audience members to sing along.<p> Diana Ross performs Ain’t No Mountain High Enough in Concert <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/W_Kza_RSh90" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe>
At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.