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THE KISS FM MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT
feat. THE WHISPERS & TEENA MARIE
The Beacon Theatre NYC – 2 SHOWS
May 10th, 3:00PM
May 10th, 8:00PM
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This year show that special mother in your life how much you really care by taking her to the annual KISS FM Mother’s Day Concert at The Beacon Theatre. Treat her to a night of music from a few of the artists that she enjoys most.
One of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers began their legendary and timeless career in 1963, emerging as the leading romantic singers of their generation. The group has recorded seven gold albums and two platinum albums over the course of their career. The Whispers are one of only a few “old school” groups that can boast of having over 40 years in the industry with a worldwide fan base, maintaining their vocal dominance and original members. Their music has been heard on movie sound tracks such as “Waiting to Exhale” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”. In 2003, The Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. The legendary R&B quartet waited almost a decade to produce a new CD in 2006 titled “For Your Ears Only”. The album received accolades from Donnie Simpson, Michael Baisden, Tavis Smiley, Gail Mitchell from Billboard magazine, and fans and DJ’s across the country. It also charted on Billboard’s Top R&B 100 in September 2006, evidence that the Whispers just get better with time.
Pint – sized, soul stirring songstress Teena Marie has undeniably been a force to be reckoned with in the nearly thirty years of her professional performing career. The singer/songwriter/producer was in her early twenties when, around 1977, she landed a job at Motown Records. It was at Motown that she met her mentor and paramour-to-be, Rick James, who ended up doing all of the writing and producing for her debut album of 1979, Wild and Peaceful. By her third album, 1980’s gold Irons in the Fire, Marie was doing most of her own writing and producing. That album boasted the major hit “I Need Your Lovin’,” and Marie went gold again with her next album, It Must Be Magic (which included the major hit “Square Biz”). In 1984, Marie recorded Starchild on Epic Records and had her biggest pop hit ever with “Lovergirl.” Though Marie had often soared to the top of the R&B charts, “Lovergirl” marked the first time she’d done so well in the pop market. Three more Epic albums followed and in1994, the singer released Passion Play on her own Sarat label. Ten years later, Teena Marie signed to Cash Money and released La Doña, featuring assistance from Gerald LeVert, Rick James, and MC Lyte. Sapphire followed two years later. Still touring and recording in the studio, this four-time Grammy nominee is just as focused and passionate now as ever.
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