Internationally recognized soul diva Gladys Knight will perform at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 12. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
Gladys Knight got her start on the legendary Motown record label, belting out such hits as “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and her Grammy-winning “Neither One of Us.” Knight initially entered the industry with the close-knit R&B group The Pips. She soon opened for Diana Ross and the Supremes before taking flight on their own. Knight rose to stardom on the chart-topping, eternal “Midnight Train to Georgia,” which became her defining ballad. Her music has earned seven Grammy Awards and her singles have achieved No. 1 status on pop, R&B and adult contemporary charts. Gladys Knight & the Pips were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1989 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Knight has continued to impress fans and critics alike over several decades, releasing an astounding 38 studio albums. During the ‘90s, Knight released critically acclaimed EPs, including the gold-certified Just for You and the chart-topping Good Woman. Knight’s voice and presence have found a place in a variety of media, including cameos on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” and an appearance in “I Can Do Bad All by Myself.” One of her latest singles, “Settle,” was featured in Tyler Perry’s film “For the Colored Girls.” Knight frequently performs at the newly transformed Tropicana Las Vegas in the recently renamed Gladys Knight Theater, treating audiences to both her classic hits and recent tunes.
Knight has collaborated with a remarkable spectrum of renowned musicians, including Patti Labelle, Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. She has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from BET, a Lifetime Diva Award at the Stardust Music Awards and a star on Los Angeles’ Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Only $47, tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000. WVU students may purchase discounted tickets with a valid Mountaineer Card at the campus box offices and at 304-293-SHOW (one discounted ticket per I.D.).
This event is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For additional event information, call 304-293-SHOW.
CONTACT: Kristie Gale; WVU Arts & Entertainment
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