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Patti Labelle with Special Guest El Debarge
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
November 9th, 8:00PM
$59.50 to $69.50
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DON’T MISS GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST PATTIE LABELLE PLUS EL DEBARGE AT THE NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY!
Diva Patti LaBelle takes the stage at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Saturday, November 9th at 8pm. Also on the bill, is special guest… El Debarge!
Recognized by audiences and performing artists as one of the most comfortable, friendly, and acoustically-inviting theatres in the greater New York metro area, the NYCB Theatre at Westbury presents a broad range of acclaimed performers geared to virtually every entertainment taste and interest.
Don’t miss this legendary artist LIVE on Long Island, performing in the round at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590.
Doors open at 7pm.
Produced by Live Nation in association with Marquee Concerts.
ABOUT PATTI LABELLE:
Grammy award winning artist Patti LaBelle is often regarded as the queen of R&B and soul. She has received acclaim for many of her songs, including “Lady Marmalade,” “When You Talk About Love,” and “New Attitude.” She began her career as part of the Ordettes in 1959, who became The Bluebelles in 1961. In 1970, unable to recreate their early success, the BlueBelles were dropped from their label and their management. Patti turned to promoter Vicki Wickham for help with their antiquated image. Under Wickham’s management, the group changed their name to the edgier “LaBelle,” altered their fashion to reflect the 70s glam rock era, and pushed the limits with their lyrics and music. After releasing several albums on the Warner Bros. label, their 1974 release Nightbirds finally caught on with listeners. The first single off the album, “Lady Marmalade,” became the group’s first No. 1 hit in 12 years.
Due the album’s success, LaBelle began a whirlwind tour, becoming the first group to play at the Metropolitan Opera House as well as the first black vocal group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Tension prevailed as to the musical direction of the group and due creative differences, they split up in 1977 to concentrate on solo projects.
In 1982, after Patti had some moderate success with albums such as Tasty (1978) and Released (1980), she recorded the ballad “The Best is Yet to Come”, which reached #14 on the R&B chart,and garnered her first solo Grammy Award nomination. That same year she had a #1 hit with “On My Own,” sung with Michael MacDonald. Her success as a solo artist started in 1983 upon the release of her hit album I’m in Love Again. Throughout the 1980s, she continued to score hits with songs such as 1984’s “New Attitude” and “Stir It Up,” which both became pop radio staples, as well as 1989’s “If You Asked Me To.”
In 1991, Patti released _Burnin_’, which went gold and landed the singer her first Grammy Award. She was honored again for her work in 1993, when she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She also continued releasing popular albums throughout the 1990s, including Gems (1994), Flame (1997), and Live! One Night Only (1998), for which Patti LaBelle won her second Grammy.
In 2008, Patti and former LaBelle members Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash reunited to release Back to Now, their first full album as a group in 32 years. The album featured a mix of new songs and singles recorded before the break up of LaBelle. A successful reunion tour followed. In June of 2009, Patti LaBelle was honored yet again, with her induction into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame.
In addition to Patti’s success as a singer, she has written two books — her 1997 autobiography “Don’t Block the Blessings” as well as a diabetic cookbook, “LaBelle Cuisine: Recipes to Sing About” (1998). Her starring roles on stage and screen include roles in the films A Soldier’s Story (1984) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984); an appearance in the Broadway gospel musical Your Arm’s Too Short to Box with God (1982); as well as recurring role in TV’s A Different World (1990).
ABOUT EL DEBARGE:
Perhaps best known as the lead singer of the R&B/Soul family group DeBarge throughout the early to mid-1980s, three-time Grammy nominee Eldra Patrick Debarge aka El Debarge went on to enjoy success as a solo artist with numerous hits including “Who’s Johnny”, “You Wear It Well”, “Love Always”, “Where Is My Love”, “Someone”, “Can’t Get Enough”, “The Heart Is Not So Smart”, “Starlight Express”, “Slide”, and"Where You Are". His career has also been marked by notable collaborations with Tone Loc, Quincy Jones, Fourplay and DJ Quik.
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