Music is the soundtrack to our lives—from the ballad you slow-danced to at senior prom to the ballad you slowly walked home alone to. Remember the good times with this GrouponLive deal to see Dionne Warwick at the Count Basie Theatre on Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $23, you get one ticket for rear-orchestra or balcony seating (up to a $44.50 value, including all fees).
- For $27, you get one ticket for orchestra seating (up to a $54.50 value, including all fees).
- For $33, you get one ticket for front-orchestra or loge seating (up to a $64.50 value, including all fees).<p>
With the passion and sincerity that she puts into every note, Dionne Warwick can bring audiences to tears just by singing her grocery list. It’s that church-choir-honed voice that caught the ears of famed songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David, who quickly made Dionne their muse. Their partnership, a true instance of stars colliding, granted the world more than 30 hit singles and nearly 20 best-selling albums. Smash hits such as “Walk On By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Promises, Promises” and “I Say a Little Prayer” helped cross boundaries during turbulent racial times, and her hit themes to Alfie and </i>Valley of the Dolls</i> helped popularize soundtracks. Her skills as a live performer also led to international stardom; she was the first African-American female artist to serenade the Queen of England.
“Do You Know the Way to San Jose” in 1968 scored Dionne her first Grammy and an emphatic response of “Yes!” from cartographers. The ’70s and ’80s led to more Grammy nominations and wins for the song “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again” and its even more heart-wrenching companion piece “I’ll Never Love this Way Again.” In 1985, Dionne made history with the global smash “That’s What Friends Are For,” which was the first song to raise funds for AIDS awareness. More than five decades into her vast career—which has included several collaborations and stints as an author, actress, United Nations global ambassador, and US ambassador of health—Dionne shows off her gilded voice and humanitarian heart in a special concert benefiting the restoration and cultural programming of the historic Count Basie Theatre. In a set of solid-gold classics, most recently revisited on her 50th-anniversary celebration album Now, the famed chanteuse proves that although modern singers and American idols try their hardest to sing her songs, Dionne Warwick songs sound best when sung by Dionne Warwick.
Dionne Warwick – “That’s What Friends Are For” (Live 2012)
Count Basie Theatre
Upon entering the Count Basie Theatre, guests may feel as though they’ve slipped through a crack in time and ended up in the early 1900s. Opulent marble staircases and gold details grab the eyes of visitors, recalling the decadence of Hollywood’s history and gently pulling them to the auditorium. There, the acoustically pleasing construction wins out as sound spreads and funnels through a sunburst dome embellished with a dangling chandelier. Since opening in 1926, the Count Basie has earned numerous accolades, including a nod from Pollstar magazine, which listed it as one of the Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.