Diana Ross Schedule
The American singer, actress and record producer, Diana Ross, will be doing one of the many
things she does well on stage at a venue near you. This Motown musician will be sharing her phenomenal voice and talent with
audiences in California and Nevada. Diana Ross will play venues like Long Beach Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California;
the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada; Weill Hall at Sonoma State in Rohnert Park, California; and Paramount
Theatre Oakland in Oakland, California. Take a look at the schedule to discover more places where you can see Diana Ross.
About Diana Ross
Diana Ross was recognized early on in her career as a founding member of The Supremes, which
started in the 1960s and rose to success during the 1970s when Diana Ross set out on a solo career. It was significant at
the time because she and her musical collaborations helped to bring R&B and soul acts to the forefront of the international
music scene. The Supremes were recognized like The Beatles, as far as international acts of the time were concerned.
Ross was born in Detroit, Michigan in the spring of 1944. At the age of fifteen, Ross joined the band The Primettes, which
was considered a sister group of the male group The Primes. The members of The Primettes included: Diana Ross, Mary Wilson,
Betty McGlown and Florence Ballard. The group won a talent contest in Canada, which led to the creation of the song "There
Goes My Baby," which is the song that they auditioned with for Motown Records. In an autobiography of "Gordy," he heard Diana
Ross singing the song on his way to an interview and stopped to ask for the group to perform it. After having learned the
ages of the group, he suggested that they return after graduating school.
While having been told to come back, Diana
Ross and the young ladies pursued Motown by regularly going to the headquarters. As the years moved forward, Betty McGlown
was was replaced Barbara Martin. Finally, The Primettes were offered a record deal with the caveat of changing the name of
the group to The Supremes with Diana Ross as the lead singer. It wasn't long before The Supremes had a hit, "When the Lovelight
Starts Shining Through His Eyes." Then, The Supremes hit the top of the charts with "Where Did Our Love Go." During the sixties,
The Supremes sang on ten songs that were hit the number one position in the United States and the top forty in the United
The lineup of The Supremes changed when Florence Ballard was asked to step down from her position in the group.
Gordy hired Cindy Birdsong to replace Ballard. Birdsong had worked with Patti LaBelle and the Blue-Bells. It was during this
transition that the band was renamed Diana Ross and the Supremes. The band was seen on television as playing singing nuns
on the NBC show Tarzan. Diana Ross started to perform as a solo artist and even appeared on television alone. In Diana Ross'
autobiography, Secrets of A Sparrow, she mentioned much anxiety and issues surrounding anorexia nervosa during the period
right before she set out on her solo career. The last show as a member of the Supremes was at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas,
Nevada in 1970. It was the spring of 1970 that Diana Ross singed a contract with Motown as a solo artist.
Diana Ross became quite a star with Motown and gained larger-than-life notoriety as a member of The
Supremes before breaking through with her solo album that featured "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)" and "Ain't No Mountain
High Enough." It was clear that the "music" mountain was not enough of a climb for Diana Ross, as the singer set out on an
acting career too. She was nominated a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for her performance in the 1972 film Lady Sings
the Blues. She also starred in the films Mahogany and The Wiz, and later the television movies Darkness and Double Platinum.
Diana Ross has had a powerful career since breaking through on her own. Billboard Magazine even named her the "Female Entertainer
of the Century" with the Guinness Book of World Records acknowledging Diana Ross as the most successful female artist. Thanks
to her success in both the United States and the United Kingdom, having made more hits than any other woman. Throughout her
career, Diane Ross has at least 70 hit singles combining her work with The Supremes and as a solo artist. Diana Ross has sold
more than 100 million records across the globe, again acknowledging the success of The Supremes and her solo career. Diana
Ross was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson, both members of The Supremes,
in 1988. In 2007, Diana Ross received the Kennedy Center Honors, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Diana
Ross felt like she had made it when she bought her mom a house and bought herself what she recalled to be Jaguar, "of a greyish,
beigey kind of colour."
Diana Ross Live Show Experience
Diana Ross gives one impressive live show performance,
as one would expect from a musician who has had a larger-than-life career. There is much to be sad about an artist who has
influenced Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Lil' Kim, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Madonna, RuPaul, Rihanna and
Jennifer Lopez. The magic of seeing Diana Ross on stage is as if all of these stars were on the bill.
In addition to inspiring a long list of musicians. Motown gave Diana Ross credit for having discovered The Jackson
5. She introduced the Jackson 5 in a number of public appearances.
She has even inspired the creation of movie characters
like Deena Jones in Dreamgirls. The Broadway musical, Motown: The Musical is inspired by the story of Gordy's creation of
Motown Records and the romance between he and Diana Ross. As many know, having read the news and Ross' autobiography, she
has been through a lot during her impressive 50 plus year career rising to the top of the charts. During an interview with
The Guardian, Diana Ross shared provided some insight into her life and career, "I was afraid before. But I'm not afraid to
say what I feel now… It's taking a stand for yourself, not being a pushover." In regards to whether she is "tough,"
Ross explained, "It's accordin' to who I'm with. If I'm with a man I'm soft and butter. But I'm not one of anything—I
don't believe that the diva personal is the only personal that I have. And I know that I wear many different hats—I'm
a parent, I am in business and I think I'm a teacher, and I'm a nurse sometimes. So, if a diva is a combination, if I can
hold that along with all the other things that I do and am, then, you know, it's all right." What is for certain, is that
seeing Diana Ross in concert will be more than all right.