Gladys Knight Plays The Stanley, Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8pm.
August 15th 2012 · 0 Comments
August 15, 2012, Utica, NY—Valley Health Services (VHS) and The Stanley proudly present GLADYS KNIGHT in concert at The Stanley on Friday, September 28th at 8pm. The event is possible through lead sponsor Excellus. Other sponsors include: Meyda Tiffany, Utica First Insurance, Brown and Brown Insurance, Empire Recycling Corporation, Confidata, Nexstar Broadcasting, Roser Communications, and The Observer Dispatch.
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 seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performances, including her time as a fan favorite on this season’s “Dancing With The Stars.”
Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul,” a longtime Las Vegas resident, returned to the Strip this past year to the famed Tropicana Hotel for a special engagement that ran in the newly named Gladys Knight Theater, making her the first African- American performer to have a venue named after her in Las Vegas. And last fall she was honored with the “Legend Award” at the 2011 Soul Train Awards. As a solo artist she has won four GRAMMY Awards including Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal with Elton John, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder for “That’s What Friends Are For” in 1986, and Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album for One Voice in 2005.
Tickets are $125, $85, $75, and $55 and go on sale this Friday, August 17 at 10am. They can be purchased through The Stanley box office, by calling 724-4000 or ticketmaster charge by phone 1-800-745-3000, or visiting ticketmaster.com or thestanley.org. A pre-show dinner at the Fort Schuyler Club and a post-show reception in the Romano Room at The Stanley are available for an additional cost of $50 per person. Tickets for the dinner are limited and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
About VALLEY HEALTH SERVICES
Valley Health Services (VHS) is a major health care provider of long-term, sub acute, rehabilitation and adult day health care. The privately owned, not-for-profit organization is located in Herkimer, New York and serves approximately 650 people annually and provides quality, person-centered rehabilitation, long-term and palliative care through diverse programs designed to promote health and independence with emphasis on the treatment of the entire person – mind, body and spirit.
About The Stanley
Originally built as a movie theatre, The Stanley opened its doors in 1928 with 2,963 seats, a grand entry staircase that resembles the main staircase on the Titanic, a gold leaf interior, and a terra cotta and tiled mosaic exterior. It has been bringing the community together for nearly a century with live concerts, Broadway shows, ballets, the symphony, graduations, and recitals. Today The Stanley operates as a non-profit entity. In 2006, through grants and donations, the theater underwent a $20 million renovation that expanded the facility giving it a larger backstage space and catering capabilities for conferences and events. Tickets can be purchased online through www.TheStanley.org.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a nonprofit independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, is part of a family of companies that finances and delivers vital health care services to 1.8 million people across upstate New York. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides access to high-quality, affordable health coverage, including valuable health-related resources that our members use every day, such as cost-saving prescription drug discounts and wellness tracking tools in our Step Upprogram. To learn more, visit www.excellusbcbs.com.