The Family Reunion Tour Featuring Gladys Knight & the O'Jays
731 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21202
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:30 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 eight-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
No stranger to performing and light choreography over the course of her career, Knight raised the stakes when she put on her dancing shoes this spring. She joined the cast of ABC’s hit reality competition “Dancing with the Stars” this past March, partnering with Tristan MacManus. Knight exited the show with a respectable middle-of-the-pack finish.
Following her successful run on “Dancing With the Stars,” Knight found herself yet again on the acting stage with the currently syndicated comedy sitcom, The First Family, where she plays the mother of the President. Also this Fall 2013, Knight will yet again lend her musical expertise to CENTRIC’s original series APOLLO LIVE, which made its debut November 2012 Joining judges Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins, the legendary songstress will give guidance to contestants as they take the stage with the hope to jumpstart their career in the entertainment industry.
The O'Jays are living legends…American treasures. The term "living legend" is often overused and abused, but with The O'Jays, well, there's little argument that the honorable tag truly applies. With their place in modern music secure, The O'Jays could have cruise-controlled to that comfy hammock on a sandy beach, umbrella-decorated drinks in hand. Why? (1) An ocean-wide body of work that spawned 24 Top Ten smashes and 59 total charted songs. (2) Incredibly energetic and dynamic live shows. (3) Mad respect for their Olympian vocals. (4) Their social and political impact on generations and nations. But doing things slowly is not Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant’s modus operandi. After 50+ years making such international hits as "Back Stabbers," "For The Love Of Money," "Darlin' Darlin' Baby," "Love Train," "I Love Music," "Use Ta Be My Girl"and "Have You Had Your Love Today," The O'Jays are light years away from easing up on the gas. And like fine wine, The O'Jays just get better with time. Through the years, they were blessed to have had the late great choreographer Cholly Adkins around. Adkins taught them the importance of showmanship and how to execute their steps while still delivering their songs.
Pier Six Pavilion
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