A Love Affair

Rhythm and Blues and Disco come together in a spectacular show featuring MAXINE NIGHTINGALE “Lead Me On” ★ “Right Back Where We Started From” THE MANHATTANS “Shining Star” ★ “Kiss and Say Goodbye” PEACHES AND HERB “Reunited” ★ “Shake Your Groove Thing” EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING “Shame” MARTHA REEVES Heat Wave ★ Dancing in the Street Alternates and Additions FRANCE

Alice Tan Ridley

Alice Tan Ridley was born in Georgia into a musical family of 9 siblings, most of them artists. She has been captivating audiences since she was 3 years old. After moving to New York in 1971, raising a family and teaching handicapped children in the NYC school system, Alice resumed her singing career full time

Anita Ward

“RING MY BELL” was one of Anita Ward’s most successful hits. For the better part of 1979, her soaring voice would be heard on every radio station in the country. This song swept the disco scenes and kept other upcoming songs at bay. It was the number one record in the United States, Canada, Central America,

Blood, Sweat & Tears

A musical institution, Blood Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, BS&T’s alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians. As BS&T has evolved through the years, it

Calloway/Midnight Star

Reggie and Vincent Calloway’s songs have been nominated for 5 Grammys. They recorded over ten #1 singles and were voted by Billboard magazine as one of the greatest music production teams of all time. Their prolific talents as top music producers, hit writers, musicians and artists have attracted some of the biggest names in music.

Cameo

Modern music history would be amiss if there wasn’t at least a chapter in every decade about the legendary group known as CAMEO. From the seventies through today, Cameo has been churning out trailblazing hits, and selling upwards to ten million albums. The group’s pivotal sounds have marked major turning points in music. Larry Blackmon

Cece Peniston

Mesmerizing, sultry, captivating, soulful, powerful, diva, icon .. CECE … Just a few words to encompass the multi-talented entertainer and Internationally supreme recording artist CeCe Peniston. When her first single ever was released in 1991, she was immediately thrust into the music industry worldwide and CeCe has continued with success ever since. She was born

Champaign

Champaign took its name from its home city of Champaign, IL, hitting the charts big-time with their 1981 debut album, “How ‘Bout Us”. The title track was a Top 5 hit in the USA (R & B chart and in the U.K. Follow-ups included the Top Ten R&B hit“Try Again” and the R&B Top Ten hit “Off and

Cheryl Lynn

With Cheryl Lynn was born in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 1957. Her mother was minister of music in their church and Cheryl sang in the choir throughout her youth. She later travelled the circuit with greats James Cleveland and Stan Lee, and gives full credit for her soul and spirit to these influences,

The Chi-Lites

The Chi-Lites were formed in Chicago in 1959. Originally called the Hi-Lites, they consisted of Marshall Thompson, Creadel “Red” Jones, Eugene Record, Robert Lester and Clarence Johnson. As the Hi-Lites they released a number of singles on local labels then in 1964 they changed their name to Marshall & the Chi-Lites; the ‘C’ being added

The Commodores

For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. “The Legends of Motown,” “The Mighty, Mighty Commodores,” “Hit after Hit after Hit,” “All The Excitement, All The Emotion.” Just like their hit song “Brick House”, the Commodores have created a foundation that just won’t budge. After being discovered by Berry Gordy in

The Contours

The road to a Motown recording contract wasn’t an easy one for The Contours. Berry Gordy wasn’t very impressed following a 3-song audition in 1959 and sent them packing. Hubert Johnson, one of the original members of The Contours thought his cousin, the legendary Jackie Wilson might be able to help the group with some

The Crystals

The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. Barbara Alston , Mary Thomas , Delores “Dee Dee” Kennibrew, Merna Girard and Patricia “Patsy” Wright formed the band in high school under the leadership of Alston’s uncle, Benny Wells. The group soon signed with Phil Spector’s label Philles Records. Spector then

Dee Dee Sharp

Born in Philadelphia on September 9, 1945, Dee Dee began singing in her grandfather’s church. Answering a newspaper ad at age 13 for a girl who could read music, play piano and sing, she was soon singing background vocals on records by Frankie Avalon, Freddie Cannon and Chubby Checker. In 1962 she took center state

Dion

Emerging from one of the most successful white doo wop groups, Dion hit the scene solo with a string of hits and a spectacular song that defined the restless spirit and a way of life, “The Wanderer”. Singer and songwriter, Dion DiMucci was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx. He began singing at the age

Dionne Warwick

Billboard magazine notes that with no less than 55 hit singles, which include “Don’t Make Me Over”, “Anyone Who Had A Heart”, “I Say A Little Prayer”. “Do You Know The Way To San Jose”, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”, among many other classics, the legendary Dionne Warwick is the second most charted female of

The Four Tops

No other popular quartet stayed together with original personnel intact for as long as the legendary Four Tops. And no other group associated with the American 60s sound has succeeded in remaining as fresh, joyful, lively, and timely. The Four Tops created a special magic that continues to delight audiences of all ages and nationalities,

Freda Payne

Born in Detroit, Michigan on September 19, 1942, Freda grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, which inspired her growing interest in music. While still in school, she began her musical career by singing radio commercial jingles in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Her polished voice caught the attention of music executives and

The Friends of Distinction

They are called “The Friends of Distinction” and for much of the last two decades, this talented four member, sophisticated jazz, R&B styled vocal group has distinguished itself in major entertainment arenas across the US. and Europe. The original Friends of Distinction was formed in 1968 by Floyd Butler and Harry Elston, both alumni of

The Gap Band

One of the most influential groups in the history of R&B, Charlie Wilson and his brothers, Robert and Ronnie, made themselves famous with their nonstop humorous funk grooves. You can probably get a witness of their style from many of the “new school” performers such as, R. Kelly, Keith Sweat, Ruff Endz, Guy, Blackstreet, Jagged

Gloria Gaynor

For those who weren’t there, it’s hard to imagine the impact of the arrival of Disco. For a decade, it made New York City the center of the universe, the decadent, dazzling and glamorous palace of all the night life in the world. Disco created a whole new heaven of stars, and the biggest of