Diana Ross is coming to the Queen City Feb. 29th 2020 at the Blumenthal Performing Arts center. Event starts at 8p. Click Here for tickets.
Diana Ross defines icon. With a remarkable career spanning over 50 years, Ms. Ross is an international treasure. She is considered the most successful recording artist and entertainer of all time. President Obama said, “she exudes glamour & grace, her influence is inescapable” as he presented her with a Medal of Freedom Award, the most prestigious award given to a U.S. citizen.
Beyond the fabled journey and legendary successes, Diana Ross considers her greatest accomplishment to be that of raising her five children. Seeing them flourish and become successful adults in each of their chosen fields, she remains the nucleus of a solid family that has expanded and gifted her five beautiful grandchildren.
The dream began as a young girl on the North End section of Detroit — a city in which she would help to create a cultural movement of racial integration and popular music called Motown (a portmanteau of Motor and Town). Her journey has inspired and empowered countless celebrities, musicians, artists and young dreamers. A youthful Oprah Winfrey has said that Ms. Ross, “represented hope for me, she was my role model, magical to me.”
As the dream became a legacy, her influence touched music, fashion, stage, film and TV.
Ross’ international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. in 2007. This honor celebrates her lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television and theatre, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work and her contributions to American culture. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences celebrated her remarkable career with its highest honor, The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2012.