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Legendary singer Diana Ross returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 3

Legendary singer Diana Ross returns to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 3
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Billboard’s “Female Entertainer of the Century,” Diana Ross, will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $59.50, $69.50, and $79.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

When you look at her career, both as a solo artist and the lead singer of The Supremes, Diana Ross is one of the most prolific female singers of our era, earning a Guinness World Record as the most successful female artist of all time with 27 Top 40 singles.

As a member of the Motown super group, Ross garnered 12 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Top 100, making The Supremes one of the bestselling “Girl Groups” of all time. Hits like “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “You Keep Me Hanging On,” and “Someday We’ll Be Together” have been part of the soundtrack of everyday life for decades.

As a solo artist, the success continued as she earned six more No. 1 hits with songs such as “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand),” “Love Hangover,” and “Touch Me in the Morning.”

Ross also branched out into acting, starring in a film biography of Billie Holiday, “Lady Sings the Blues” – the soundtrack went to No. 1, and she was nominated for an Academy Award. This was followed by starring roles in “Mahogany” and “The Wiz.”

All the while, the music kept coming with hits like “Upside Down,” “I’m Coming Out,” and “Endless Love,” to name a few.

Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Supremes alongside Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor, a Golden Globe nominee, a 12-time Grammy nominee, and the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

South African President Nelson Mandela, at his first meeting with her, referred to her as “someone who always seems to be running, never walking; she is an inspiration to us all.”

In 2004, McNally Smith College of Music honored her by the establishment of a full four-year scholarship in her name. The Diana Ross Performance Scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding student who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music.

With a career total 70 hot singles and over a 140 million records sold, she is truly a musical legend.