Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle brings her energy-filled show to the West Virginia University Coliseum Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 p.m. as part of Fall Family Weekend festivities.
“I still have so much more to do, so many other things to try,”LaBelle said.
It’s hard to believe such words could come from one of contemporary music’s living legends.
LaBelle, who has recorded more than 50 albums, has an endless list of hit songs including”If Only You Knew,”“On My Own”(with Michael McDonald),”New Attitude”and”Love, Need and Want You.”
She gave an unforgettable performance at the 2002 Grammy Awards when singing her classic disco hit”Lady Marmalade”with Christina Aguilera, Lil’Kim, Mya and Pink.
Her list of awards includes two Grammys (Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance), two NAACP Entertainer of the Year Awards and two American Music Awards.
The honor she holds most dear, however, is inclusion on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star was entirely paid for by fans �€a touching indication of the public’s admiration of her
LaBelle’s extraordinary musical talent emerged when she was a member of the church choir in her hometown of Philadelphia, Pa.. After embarking on a professional career, she still continued as a choir soloist. Her talents fronted the superstar”girl group,”Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, and she was the driving force behind rock-n-roll’s first female band, LaBelle.
As a solo artist, LaBelle has tapped into her gospel roots, soulful vocal range and even dance tunes. She has dominated the music scene with the triumphs,”Love Will Lead You Back,”“Stir It Up”and”Love Has Finally Come.”LaBelle has performed with superstars Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Elton John. She has also starred in her own television special, embarked on several national tours and wowed audiences in Europe and Japan.
Tickets for this live performance are $39.50 and $32.50, depending on seat location. WVU students, with valid WVU Student ID, receive a $3 discount on all price levels. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online athttp://www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 293-SHOW (7469) or 292-0220. Group rates are available at 293-SHOW. For more information, call 293-SHOW or visit WVU Arts&Entertainment on the Web athttp://www.events.wvu.edu.