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Gladys Knight to WOW with Classic Hits
Silver Legacy Resort Casino
August 11, 2012
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The great ones endure and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, R & B and Adult Contemporary and has triumphed in film, television and live performances including being a fan favorite on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Silver Legacy presents Gladys Knight on Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall.
A tireless humanitarian, Knight is an iconic supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of America. She just recently donated a Randy Jackson-produced song, “The Dream,” to motivate youths to fulfill their dreams, raise awareness of the need for BGCA, as well as create a way to support the non-profit through iTunes purchases.
On May 7th, Knight – who is famously known for her Grammy-winning hit “Midnight Train to Georgia” –joined Amtrak to host the 4th annual National Train Day in Washington, DC’s famed Union Station. Last December, Knight released a new single, “Settle,” that was produced by previous collaborator Randy Jackson on his DreamMerchant 21 label. The single, which was featured in Tyler Perry’s film “For Colored Girls,” will also be on Knight’s planned forthcoming album.
Knight reunited with Elton John, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder for the first time in 25 years for the anniversary of their historic “That’s what Friends Are For” performance benefiting AIDS research at the Downtown Cipriani in New York. In addition to her constant touring, Knight performed at the Barbara Davis Carousel Ball for Hope fundraiser last fall, one of Hollywood’s biggest nights for charity, and last November appeared in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Knight fans are still enjoying her last album, Before Me, which paid homage to the great legends of song – Ella, Duke, Billie, Lena – as well as the many artists who served as Knight’s friends, mentors, colleagues and inspiration throughout her career. Before Me features such timeless material as Holiday’s “God Bless the Child,” Horne’s “Stormy Weather,” and Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” and was helmed by Grammy-winning producers Tommy LiPuma and Phil Ramone. She is currently working on a new album with producer Randy Jackson, with whom she previously collaborated with on her Grammy-winning album, “At Last.”
Adding to her already impressive collection, Knight won another Grammy for her duet with the late Ray Charles on his posthumous album Genius Loves Company (2005). The duo won for Best Gospel Performance for their duet “Heaven Help Us All.” Knight’s solo album At Last also won a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Album in 2002, and during the televised opening ceremonies kicking off the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, she performed the album’s “This is Our Time.”
A tireless performer who still wows audiences around the country and the world, Knight also finds the time to make forays into film and television. Most recently, she appeared in the Tyler Perry film “I Can Do Bad All By Myself,” and in a cameo on the Emmy-winning NBC hit comedy “30 Rock.”
With Knight singing lead and The Pips providing lush harmonies and graceful choreography, they have recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Top 20 hits, like “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “If I Were Your Woman,” set the stage for an amazing run in the mid-1970s, with Top 10 gold-certified singles like “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye),” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the #1 smash “Midnight Train to Georgia” established Gladys Knight and The Pips as the premiere pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world. Knight enjoyed another #1 hit in 1985 when she teamed with Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dionne Warwick on “That’s What Friends are For.”
All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade: “Good Woman” (1991); “Just for You” (1994); the inspirational “Many Different Roads” (1999); and “At Last” (2001). In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Adored the world over, you won’t want to miss the artistry of Gladys Knight on Saturday, August 11 at 8 p.m. in the Grande Exposition Hall. Tickets are available for $70 and $82.50 with premium seating available for $95. To reserve seats visit www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmasters.com or call 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401. You can find more information and the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Silver legacy iPhone and Android Apps.
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