NAPA, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diana Ross is set to appear twice this September and for the first time at two exclusive, small venues in Northern California. Produced by Rick Bartalini Presents the two concerts by the superstar will take place on Thursday, September 15 at Lincoln Theater Napa Valley in Yountville and on Saturday, September 17 at the Marin Center in San Rafael.
On Friday, April 29 at 11 a.m. tickets go on sale for the first-ever appearances by Ross at both venues. The concerts will be intimate and unlike any other performances of Ross' career. Lincoln Theater Napa Valley seats just 1,200 patrons while the Marin Center seats 2,000 patrons.
Diana Ross, her music and her voice are legendary. The concerts, a full theatrical experience, will include breathtaking costumes and stage design, along with a live string and horn section. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 number one hits. Her music became the sound of young America in the '60s soon after she signed with Motown Records in 1961 with The Supremes. She embarked on her extraordinary solo career in 1970, and has not stopped since.
Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture, ultimately becoming an entertainment industry icon. She is an Academy Award-nominated actress for her role as Billie Holiday in "Lady Sings The Blues," as well as a Tony and Golden Globe winner, bestselling author, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honor. As a woman of great style and beauty she has been featured on covers of hundreds of magazines.
Rick Bartalini Presents is also presenting the Moody Blues on May 24 at the Marin Center in San Rafael, An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt on June 9 also at the Marin Center in San Rafael and Bill Maher at the Sacramento Community Center Theater on August 19. Bartalini will also co-produce the 2011 Lewis Black Comedy Cruise.
Tickets for Diana Ross shows, which are $75/$100/$150 for the Marin Center in San Rafael and $150/$250 for Lincoln Theater Napa Valley in Yountville, go on sale at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011. Tickets and information available at www.RBPconcerts.com.
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SOURCE Rick Bartalini Presents