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article imageDiana Ross delights fans with Supreme performance Special

By Kim I. Hartman     Aug 24, 2013 in Entertainment
Charleston - Motown legend and superstar Diana Ross hit the stage at the Clay Center in Charleston, West Virginia this week entertaining the packed house with hits from a phenomenal music career which has spanned fifty years.
The 69-year-old Ross opened the show with the song "I'm Coming Out" from her best-selling album Diana released in 1980. Dressed in a shimmering red gown she delighted the audience with songs recorded during her early career with the Supremes including "Baby Love," "Stop, In the Name of Love," "You Can't Hurry Love," and "Love Child."
The Supremes, credited with 33 hits on the Billboard Top 40 charts and later renamed Diana Ross and the Supremes by Berry Gordy, released twelve songs that became number one hits for Motown's most successful female vocal group of all-time.
After the first of four costume changes into another glamorous Las Vegas style gown Ross, whose voice has withstood the test of time, playfully strutted across the stage singing "Upside Down," "Take Me Higher," and "Ease On Down the Road."
Ross and her 12-piece band, which included three backup singers, continued with jazz hits from the movie "Lady Sings the Blues" followed by the hit theme song from the film Mahogany. By the time she finished "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I Will Survive" she had the crowd on their feet swaying to the music and singing along.
Diana Ross 2013
Diana Ross 2013
Ross left the stage after an hour only to return a few minutes later with a camera in hand. She had the house lights turned up to take pictures of her fans, most of whom had idolized her since they were teens. She finished the night with "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand" from her 1970 debut album as a solo artist. The endearing Ross made her way across the stage, reaching out to all of her adoring fans who wanted to touch the hand of Motown royalty.
Ross' professional career has earned her numerous music and film awards including a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. She was presented with a Black Entertainment Television's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award. As a member of the Supremes she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
Diana Ross' current tour ends in November with tickets available for most performances.
Diana Ross 2013
Diana Ross 2013
Diana Ross 2013
Diana Ross 2013
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