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Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 17

Comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Nov. 17
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From a press release:

Groundbreaking comedian, actress, author, and television host Whoopi Goldberg – the second black woman to win an Academy Award for acting and a daytime talk show fixture on ABC’s “The View” – will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $55, $69.50, and $79.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m.

In 2002, Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy (“Whoopi Goldberg” in 1985), the Academy Award (“Ghost” in 1991), the Golden Globe (“The Color Purple” in 1985 and “Ghost” in 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC’s “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel” in 2002 and a Daytime Emmy for “The View” in 2009), and a Tony (producer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in 2002). She is equally well-known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse, and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Among her many charitable activities, she is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.

Goldberg has appeared in many films, such as “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Sister Act,” “Corrina, Corrina,” “Boys on the Side,” “Eddie,” “The Associate,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “Girl, Interrupted,” and “Rat Race.” She has voiced characters in such animated features as “The Lion King,” “Racing Stripes,” “Doogal,” and “Everyone’s Hero.” She was part of Tyler Perry’s all-star film adaption of “For Colored Girls,” the Lifetime original movie “A Day Late and a Dollar Short,” which she also executive produced, as well as Paramount/Nickelodeon Movies’ “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Big Stone Gap.”

She produced the documentary short “Coach” about legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer for ESPN’s “Nine for IX” series. She produced and made her directorial debut with the documentary “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley,” which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and premiered on HBO in November of 2013.

On television, Goldberg has appeared on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” hosted her own syndicated late-night talk show, starred in the NBC sitcom “Whoopi,” which she executive produced, as well as the television movies “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie” and Showtime’s “Good Fences,” which she co-produced with co-star Danny Glover. She produced and appeared on Nick Jr’s “Whoopi’s Littleburg” and guest starred opposite Benjamin Bratt in A&E’s “The Cleaner.” She had recurring roles on ABC’s “666 Park Avenue” and in the Fox comedy series “Glee.” She currently appears on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “The View,” for which she has won a Daytime Emmy Award.

As she has in every other facet of her career, Goldberg has made her mark as a producer on television and on Broadway, including “Sister Act,” which is currently playing throughout the world. In 1992, she made her debut as an author with her first children’s book, “Alice.” Her second literary endeavor, simply entitled “Book,” became a bestseller in the United States and around the world. Hyperion Books published “Whoopi’s Big Book of Manners” in 2006 and launched the “Sugar Plum Ballerinas” book series for young readers in 2008 with “Plum Fantastic,” followed by “Toeshoe Trouble,” “Perfectly Prima,” “Terrible Terrel,” “Sugar Plums to the Rescue!,” and “Dancing Diva.” “Is It Just Me?” and “If Someone Says ‘You Complete Me’ Run” are her most recent books for adults.

Among her many awards and honors, Goldberg has placed prints of her hands, feet, and braids in the forecourt of the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theatre.