A night of energy and music is in store for those who attend Saturday nights Patti LaBelle concert at West Virginia University.
Part of Fall Family Weekend, the 8:30 p.m. show Sept. 28 in the WVU Coliseum will feature the legendary singer who gave an unforgettable performance at the 2002 Grammy Awards when singing her classic disco hit”Lady Marmalade”with Christina Aguilera, LilKim, Mya and Pink.
LaBelle, who has recorded more than 50 albums, has a list of hit songs that include”If Only You Knew,”“On My Own”(with Michael McDonald),”New Attitude”and”Love, Need and Want You.”
Her list of honors 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. LaBelle has performed with such superstars as Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick and Elton John. She also starred in her own television special, embarked on several national tours and wowed audiences in Europe and Japan.
Tickets range from $25.50-$39.50, depending on seat location. WVU students, with valid WVU Student ID, receive a $3 discount on all price levels. Tickets will be on sale until show time at the Mountainlair Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at http://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 at http://www.events.wvu.edu .
The concert is only one part of activities scheduled in conjunction with Fall Family Weekend Sept. 27-29.
“We like to think of the University as a family,”said WVU President David C. Hardesty. He and his wife, Susan, host and take part in the activities.”WVU students have joined us during one of the most exciting times in our history, and Fall Family Weekend offers a sample of the WVU experience that parents and families can share with their students.”
There is a 5-7 p.m. Family Picnic Friday, Sept. 27, on the MountainlairPlaza.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Mountaineer Parents Club holds its annual meeting from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the EricksonAlumniCenters Durrett Hall. Later, a Family Tailgate is planned for 10 a.m.-noon at Tent City III before the WVU -East Carolina game. Kickoff is set for noon.
A Ring Day Ceremony and reception is planned for Sunday, Sept. 29, from 1-2 p.m. in the EricksonAlumniCenters Durrett Hall. During the ceremony, President and Mrs. Hardesty will present class rings to students who have purchased them.
Other events include a golf scramble, guided tours, class visits and theatre presentations.
Additional WVUp All Night activities in the Mountainlair take place from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Most WVUp All Night activities are free to WVU students and their parents.