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- $30 for one ticket to see An Evening with Diana Ross (a $59.11 value)
- When: Tuesday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: The Riverside Theater
- Seating: rear balcony
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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Diana Ross performs "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough" in concert
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.
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.
####The Riverside Theater As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO's Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium's lavish drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.