Salt N Pepa

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In a Nutshell

“Push It” made them the first all-female rap group to go platinum, and Salt, Pepa, and DJ Spinderella still know how to dominate a crowd

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Promotional value expires Jun 20, 2015. Limit 25 per person. Redeem starting 6/17/2015 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Celebrity Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Celebrity Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $29 for one ticket to see Salt-N-Pepa (up to $40 value)
  • When: Friday, June 19 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Celebrity Theatre
  • Seating: B-Ring, rows 14–25
  • Door time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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When Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” dropped in 1986, it was the push heard round the world. Back then, rap hadn’t dominated radio yet—in fact, many assumed the genre was a passing fad. But when the track landed on radio, wooing woofers with its strutting synths, sensual sighs, and the tag-team vocal attack of Cheryl James (“Salt”) and Sandra Denton (“Pepa”), it made a landmark announcement: not only was rap here to stay, but it was also no longer just a man’s game. After “Push It” earned a Grammy nomination and made Salt-N-Pepa the first all-female rap group to go platinum, it was clear that the group had permanently crashed the former boys’ club of rap.

With the help of Deidra Roper, better known as DJ Spinderella, Salt-N-Pepa further cemented themselves as the “queens of hip-hop” with hits that still sound fresh. Their dance-floor smashes are empowering, but not preachy; sometimes controversial, but not in a button-pushing way. It takes moxie to release a song like “Let’s Talk About Sex” in the straight-laced, stirrup-pantsed year of 1990, but the song got people talking instead of giggling. Later hits such as “Shoop” and their En Vogue collaboration, “Whatta Man,” became staples of karaoke nights and permanent fixtures in the pop and R & B lexicon. That influence carries through today. After a hiatus, Salt-N-Pepa have made a stellar return in the 2000s, appearing as one of the few rap groups on The Oprah Winfrey Show, earning BET’s I Am Hip-Hop award, and starring in reality shows. On stage, Salt-N-Pepa get back to what they do best in a set of greatest hits from their near three-decade career.

Celebrity Theatre

Celebrity Theatre's distinctive in-the-round construction keeps show-goers close to the action, with no seat more than 70 feet from the performers. The slowly rotating stage ensures each audience member can bask in singers' flashing smiles and search the backs of their heads for bonus flashing smiles.

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