INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR DIANA ROSS MAKES HAWAII DEBUT NEXT WEEK

GREAT SEATS FOR ALL SHOWS JUST RELEASED

 “Aloha Hawaii. I am excited and looking forward to my performances on your incredibly beautiful Islands, ‘Hawaii Paradise’ see you soon.” —Diana Ross

After weeks of unprecedented ticket sales, premium seats for all shows have just been released for Diana Ross’ first ever public concerts in Hawaii. After initially selling out her first Honolulu show on Saturday, June 13th at Blaisdell Arena, a second show was added by popular demand on Friday, June 12th. Both shows start at 7:30 P.M. with newly released seats available for both shows. Ms. Ross’ Blaisdell Arena dates will mark her highest grossing U.S. shows ever of her phenomenal career, proving that her talent and musical popularity continue to reach new heights.

The legendary superstar will also perform two intimate concerts on Maui. Ms. Ross’ Maui performance on June 14th is almost completely sold out, making it the highest grossing concert ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A second Maui show was added on June 15th at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets for both shows are on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office (hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets are available at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, a blasting four-piece horn section and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 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.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Female Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

 

MISS ROSS WILL BRING HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SHOW TO HAWAII — HER FIRST EVER ON THE ISLANDS.

MISS ROSS WILL BRING HIGHLY ACCLAIMED SHOW TO HAWAII — HER FIRST EVER ON THE ISLANDS.

On Wednesday, April 1st, International Superstar Diana Ross opened her Las Vegas residency at The Venetian Hotel leaving audiences cheering wildly and critics raving:

“Diana Ross is a soaring angel in ‘Memories’ debut at Venetian…Miss Ross came and conquered.” Las Vegas Sun

“To the younger acts headed to Vegas, take note: This is how it’s done.” LA Times

“With a career spanning more than five decades, the seasoned performer still has what it takes to give her fans the concert experience they want and, more importantly, she has the passion for performing that, in turn, immerses her entire audience in a full Diana Ross experience.” BLOG.VISA.COM

 

From the moment Miss Ross began the show with the opening anthem “I’m Coming Out” the audience leapt to their feet applauding and the magic never stopped. As the Las Vegas Sun exclaimed: “This is all about the purity of great hit music and lyrics: a brilliant band, a talented trio of backup singers and center stage the incredible and impeccable Miss Ross.”

The legendary superstar will appear in Honolulu on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th at the Blaisdell Arena. Miss Ross’ performance on June 13th broke records making it her highest grossing U.S. concert in the superstar’s touring history. Miss Ross’ four shows in Hawaii have already sold a staggering 12,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 1.2 million dollars. Limited tickets for the 13th performance are only available in-person at the Blaisdell Box Office.

Miss Ross will also perform two concerts on June 14th and 15that the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Very limited tickets are available for both performances at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469.

 

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets are available at www.rbpconcerts.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster Outlets including in person at the Blaisdell Center Box Office (hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), Wal-Mart stores or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets are available at www.rbpconcerts.com, http://www.mauiarts.org, in-person at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

 

Diana Ross Smashes Records With Sold-Out Shows in Hawaii

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, SECOND BLAISDELL ARENA CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR JUNE 12

There’s no stopping Diana Ross in Hawaii! Like a hurricane she’s coming ashore and creating pandemonium on the Islands. Her first concert ever in Honolulu on Saturday, June 13th at the Blaisdell Arena has sold out, making it her highest grossing U.S. concert in the superstar’s touring history! Due to an unprecedented demand, a second show has just been added on Friday, June 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m. at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

The legendary superstar will also perform two intimate concerts on Maui. Miss Ross’ Maui performance on June 14th has sold out, making it the highest grossing concert ever at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. A second Maui show has been added on June 15th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469.

The ageless Miss Ross celebrated her 71st birthday this week (March 26), and posted this inspiring message on her Facebook page:

This is a wonderful and lovely life HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
I wake up with eagerness for this wonderful life
I wake up with joy
And excitement
I breathe in the ease of this day I’m relaxed I am free
I am truly blessed
I like feeling confident and I am curious about what is coming and in my work/performances
I feel the Ecstasy and joy! It is so much fun.
I’m passionate with tender love from all around me
This is a wonderful and lovely life
Thank you all for such incredible wonderful happy birthday wishes.
Diana Ross

Are you ready—Diana Ross is bringing her magical show to Hawaii, and you don’t want to miss the chance to be part of history!

“Aloha Hawaii. I am excited and looking forward to my performances on your incredibly beautiful Islands, ‘Hawaii Paradise’ see you soon.” —Diana Ross

“I am blown away by such love and support I look forward to seeing your beautiful faces,what a great birthday gift you are” – Diana Ross

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 12 and 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets for June 12 go on sale Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office (hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

 

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets are available at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

 

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, a blasting four-piece horn section and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 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.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Female Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini. Before founding Rick Bartalini Presents in 2010, Bartalini had record-breaking success in Northern California’s Sonoma Wine Country over the last decade booking over 350 concerts selling a staggering 450,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 25 million dollars. Bartalini has worked with every conceivable major entertainer over the last 20 years, ranging from icons like Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John and Johnny Mathis to today’s hottest comedians like Bill Maher and Kevin James.

Rick Bartalini Presents promotes concerts throughout Northern California and the Hawaiian Islands. In less than five years in business, Rick Bartalini Presents has sold over 100,000 tickets in 14 cities, with gross sales exceeding nine million dollars.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

Endless Love for Superstar Diana Ross in Hawaii!

Hawaii residents are COMING OUT with an unprecedented response
to Diana Ross’ first shows on the Islands!

When it comes to tickets to Diana Ross’ shows there Ain’t No Mountain High Enough for her fans on the Islands. Over 40% of the Blaisdell Arena’s 7,000 seating capacity sold within six hours of the start of Sunday’s Kama’aina pre-sale. With that supreme response, Rick Bartalini Presents has announced an extension of the Kama’aina pre-sale as a courtesy to those residents that were unable to purchase tickets during the online-only pre-sale Sunday.

Buyers with a Hawaii zip code may buy up to eight tickets apiece for the Blaisdell performance on Monday, March 23rd between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in-person only at the Blaisdell Box Office.

Ticket sales for Diana Ross’ Maui performance are nearly sold-out and is set to become the highest grossing show in the history of the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s intimate Castle Theater. With fans lining up at the box office at 4 a.m. it is clear that her local fans have been waiting to see the international superstar live and up-close.

 

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday, March 27, 2015 at HST at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. HST at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

 

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 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.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini. Before founding Rick Bartalini Presents in 2010, Bartalini had record-breaking success in Northern California’s Sonoma Wine Country over the last decade booking over 350 concerts selling a staggering 450,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 25 million dollars. Bartalini has worked with every conceivable major entertainer over the last 20 years, ranging from icons like Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John and Johnny Mathis to today’s hottest comedians like Bill Maher and Kevin James.

Rick Bartalini Presents promotes concerts throughout Northern California and the Hawaiian Islands. In less than five years in business, Rick Bartalini Presents has sold over 100,000 tickets in 14 cities, with gross sales exceeding 8 million dollars.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

Diana Ross Live in Hawaii – Honolulu Concert Kama’aina Pre-sale on-sale Sunday, March 22nd at 9:00 a.m. HST

DIANA ROSS LIVE IN HAWAII!

June 13 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu

and June 14 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului 

Tickets go on-sale Friday, March 27th at 10:00am HST

Honolulu Concert Kama’aina Pre-sale on-sale Sunday, March 22nd at 9:00 a.m. HST 

A special message from international superstar Diana Ross “Aloha Hawaii. I am excited and looking forward to my performances on your incredibly beautiful Islands, “Hawaii Paradise” see you soon.”

Rick Bartalini Presents proudly announces that legendary superstar Diana Ross will perform her first concerts on The Islands on June 13 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu and June 14 at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Tickets go on-sale March 27th at 10:00am HST. A special Kama’aina Pre-sale for the June 13th concert in Honolulu starts Sunday, March 22nd at 9:00am HST. Please see details below:

Honolulu Kama’aina Pre-sale Ticket Information:

To ensure that local residents get early access to this once-in-a-lifetime happening, Concert Promoter Rick Bartalini has arranged a special presale window on Sunday for Hawaii residents only. Buyers with a Hawaii zip code may buy up to eight tickets apiece for the Blaisdell performance between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Sunday at http://www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 or tickets may be purchased in-person at the Blaisdell Box Office Monday, March 23rd at 9:00 a.m.. No presale code is needed, only a Hawaii address. Orders placed with non-Hawaii addresses will be void.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 13, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 27, 2015 at HST at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

Tickets for Diana Ross, June 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. HST at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

 

About Diana Ross

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 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.

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

About Rick Bartalini Presents

Rick Bartalini Presents is a Northern California based Concert Promoter founded by veteran Talent Buyer Rick Bartalini. Before founding Rick Bartalini Presents in 2010, Bartalini had record breaking success in Northern California’s Sonoma Wine Country over the last decade booking over 350 concerts selling a staggering 450,000 tickets with gross sales exceeding 25 million dollars. Bartalini has worked with every conceivable major entertainer over the last 20 years, ranging from icons like Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton-John and Johnny Mathis to today’s hottest comedians like Bill Maher and Kevin James.

Rick Bartalini Presents promotes concerts throughout Northern California and the Hawaiian Islands. In less than five years in business, Rick Bartalini Presents has sold over  100,000 tickets in 14 cities, with gross sales exceeding 8 million dollars.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit http://www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information.

DIANA ROSS LIVE IN HAWAII! International Superstar Announces First Concerts Ever On The Hawaiian Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DIANA ROSS LIVE IN HAWAII!

International Superstar Announces First Concerts Ever

On The Hawaiian Islands
June 13 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu

and June 14 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului

Tickets go on-sale March 27th at 10:00am HST

 

(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.) MARCH 18, 2015 — Rick Bartalini Presents proudly announces that legendary superstar Diana Ross will perform her first concerts on The Islands on June 13 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu and June 14 at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The legend exclaimed “Aloha…see you soon.” — Diana Ross

 

With a career spanning over six decades it’s inconceivable to think Diana Ross has never performed a full-length concert in Hawaii. That’s all about to change as Ms. Ross brings her magical live stage production to The Islands. The concert is a complete theatrical experience, filled with breathtaking costumes, an elegant stage design, and a massive catalog of hit songs, such as “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Touch Me in the Morning”, and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Reviews have been stellar for her recent shows, proving that the icon of stage and screen is still in her prime. The Star-Telegram in Texas raves: “Diana Ross held the fortunate (audience)…in the palm of her hand from the beginning, and never let them go.” As the star herself has stated, “My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows between the audience and myself and the band and the music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.”

 

Diana Ross has had a profound influence on pop culture all around the world. She’s an Academy Award-nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues; a Tony and Golden Globe winner; a bestselling author; the winner of eight American Music Awards, as well as a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement; and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors. Her reputation as a woman of great style and beauty has landed her on the covers of hundreds of magazines. Ms. Ross has sold over 100 million records and recorded 18 #1 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.

 

Diana Ross sings the soundtrack of our lives—a true musical treasure. You don’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see “The Entertainer of the Century” (as proclaimed by Billboard Magazine) when she performs her first concerts in Hawaii.

 

Ticket Information:

Tickets for Diana Ross June 13 at 7:30pm at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena are $225.00, $125.00, $85.00, $65.00, $45.00, plus service fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, 3/27/15 10:00 A.M. HST at www.RBPconcerts.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and in-person at the box office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814

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Tickets for Diana Ross June 14 at 7:30pm at the intimate Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $250.00, $150.00, $100.00, $75.00, plus service fees, plus service fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, 3/27/15 10:00 A.M. HST www.RBPconcerts.com, www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at 808-242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732

 

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each ticket will benefit the Never Surrender Foundation for at-risk LGBT youth. Visit www.NeverSurrenderFoundation.org for more information

Diana Ross returns to Golden Gate Theatre

 

Diana Ross returns to Golden Gate Theatre

Steve Jennings

Diana Ross, shown here performing at the Golden Gate Theatre in 2011, will return to the venue for a two-day engagement starting Tuesday, Aug. 6. DIANA ROSS

By Aidin Vaziri

July 28, 2013

Diana Ross is all about living in the moment. In her first major interview in nearly a decade, the Queen of Motown glossed over the usual questions about her past and emphasized her immense joy for where her life is right now. Conveniently, that includes a six-week North American tour that marks her return to the relatively intimate Golden Gate Theatre for shows on Aug. 6 and 7. With her, the 69-year-old singer who once performed for nearly a half million people in New York’s Central Park brings a succession of pop hits spanning decades and genres, plus the fantastical outfits to match.

Q: The last time you played the Golden Gate Theatre, it felt like such a celebration. Do you feel like you have a special connection with your fans in San Francisco?

A: First of all, I’m hoping that every one of my performances feels like a celebration. The reason why I tour is because it’s exciting. Touring, to me, is like each place, even though I’m returning, it feels brand new. It’s like a new adventure. I tour because I enjoy it, and I’m having fun. I love to sing. It makes me feel good, and I do hope that the audience shares in that feel-good feeling. Not just for me enjoying it, but I have a wonderful backing band – a rhythm section and horns and singers. We just have a good time on the stage. We really have fun.

Q: What’s your biggest responsibility when you’re onstage?

A: When I am performing, I wear many different hats. What I mean by that is, I’m also the producer, the organizer. I am also the parent or mother on the road because I care about everyone and I want to make sure they’re all well. So I try to take care of them. The mothering part of me becomes very much a part of the actual touring.

I also have made really good friends with everyone that I travel with. My keyboard player has been with me the longest. My drummer and bass player are really the backbone of the entire band. I mean, they’re like the heartbeat. They keep us filled with love and enjoying the whole process.

So I’m involved in the selection of the music and, of course, my costumes, and the lighting and the setting, and the interaction between my band and the audience. I have always been very interested in the precision of the work – the harmony of what we do. It all has to work together.

Q: What were your first impressions of the city when you played the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel with the Supremes in the ’60s?

A: I have always loved San Francisco. It is beautiful. I have always had fond memories of being there, even in the ’60s with the Supremes.

Steve Jennings

Diana Ross appears at the Golden Gate Theatre in 2011. DIANA ROSS 9/16/11 Golden Gate Theater, San Francisco, Ca.

Q: Having become accustomed to performing in stadiums, do you enjoy the challenge of playing smaller rooms?

A: I’m very clear – it does not matter to me if I’m in a stadium with thousands of people or in a much smaller venue. My interaction is with the audience on a one-to-one. I always try to see their faces and try to see their eyes. I perform and sing to them.

It’s usually never about us and the audience. It’s that harmonious vibration, good energy that flows back and forth between the audience and myself and the band and the music. It’s a wonderful thing about music. Music is like love. It feels good. It’s about sharing. It’s very special. Music is like the heartbeat of our world.

Q: Looking back on your career, it seems as if you never did things simply for the money – you were always motivated by pushing things forward creatively. Do you still have the same relationship with your work?

A: I do what I do, No. 1, because I love it. I really, since I was a little girl, have always loved to sing and perform. The one thing I have never understood is searching for fame. You do the work that you do – and, by the way, I almost cannot call it work – you do what you do because you love it. Most musicians are all the same as this. They’re not doing what they do to become “famous.”

I have said in the past, fame is not a career. Your career is to share of your God-given gift. That is the thing that makes you happy. We get a chance to perform our passion – to do the thing that we love.

Q: How do you manage to keep the standards, such as “Where Did Our Love Go?” and “Baby Love,” fresh for yourself and different audiences?

A: Every time I do music from the early days or music like that, it’s just the song itself or the music itself – it has melody and it just resonates with all audiences. And when I’m performing it, they become like a brand-new song.

Q: You’ve embraced Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” What is it about that song that speaks to you?

A: I like the song “I Will Survive.” I like the song that I do, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” I like songs that give positive images, that are positive totally in nature about the thoughts and the thinking behind the song.

I just think that’s where I really like to stay for myself, personally, in my choice of songs. They are positive thoughts. These songs, by the way, the energy that happens between the audience and myself is just phenomenal. It’s very positive. It’s exciting. I love watching them enjoy what we are offering. It’s really very special.

Q: How would you like to be remembered?

A: I have always felt that it is more important to stay present, to stay in the moment, to stay now. I never try to think about legacy and being remembered. For me, if I could live a good life now, if I could do the things that bring me joy, if I could enjoy my children and enjoy the weather or whatever it might be, that is love and that is my life.

As far as my stage show, I’ve always tried to keep the emphasis on the music. I want very much, when the audience comes in to see the show, there’s a good sound. If we keep our attention on presenting good music with a good sound and, of course, good visuals, that is really what the show is all about. It’s about the music people come to hear and to have their own private, personal memories about each of the songs.

That is really the exciting part of being onstage at this time in my life.

Diana Ross: 8 p.m. Aug. 6-7. $70-$265. Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F. (888) 746-1799. www.shnsf.com.

Aidin Vaziri is The San Francisco Chronicle’s pop music critic. E-mail: avaziri@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @MusicSF

 

Bonnie Raitt will perform in a rare hometown concert on October 9 at 8:00 P.M. The Moody Blues will perform October 24 at 8:00 P.M.

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What: Rick Bartalini Presents concert announcement

Who: Bonnie Raitt and The Moody Blues

When: Bonnie Raitt will perform in a rare hometown concert on October 9 at 8:00 P.M. The Moody Blues will perform October 24 at 8:00 P.M.

Where: Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

Tickets: Tickets for both performances go on-sale this Friday, June 7 at 11:00 A.M. at www.rbpconcerts.com. Pre-sale tickets are available via Rick Bartalini Presents Facebook page www.facebook.com/rbpconcerts starting Wednesday, June 5 at 11:00 A.M.

 

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Living Legend Willie Nelson To Perform in Santa Cruz and Sacramento This August

Living Legend Willie Nelson

To Perform in Santa Cruz and Sacramento This August

 

Tickets go on-sale this Friday and Saturday

 

 

SONOMA COUNTY, CA. — (June 12, 2013) — Northern California based Concert Promoters Rick Bartalini Presents announced today that living legend Willie Nelson will perform at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium August 20th and Sacramento’s Community Center Theater on August 21. Tickets for Santa Cruz go on-sale Friday at 12 noon and tickets for Sacramento go on-sale Saturday at 12 noon at www.rbpconcerts.com

If ever the words “living legend” were more than just public relations bluster, the application would be to Willie Hugh Nelson. 2013 is shaping up as a banner year for pop country patriarch, who turned 80 on April 30. His rollicking memoir, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die – Musings from the Road,” published by HarperCollins in May 2012, is currently a New York Times bestselling non-fiction title. His latest release, Let’s Face The Music And Dance, a collection of new studio performances by Willie Nelson and Family was released on April 16th. With a six-decade career and a catalog of more than 200 albums to his credit, the iconic Texas singer-songwriter Willie Nelson has earned a permanent position in pop music’s pantheon.

Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family, with special guests The Wild Feathers, August 20 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium at 8:00 P.M. go on-sale Friday, June 14 at 12:00 P.M. (noon). Tickets are available on-line at www.rbpconcerts.com, www.santacruztickets.com, by phone at 831-420-5260 or in-person at the Box Office at 307 Church Street in Santa Cruz. Tickets prices are $95.00 and $75.00 (including service fees). Advance pre-sale tickets for this performance are available through Rick Bartalini Presents Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpconcerts beginning Wednesday, June 12 at 12:00 P.M. (noon).

Tickets for Willie Nelson & Family, with special guests The Wild Feathers, August 21 at Sacramento Community Center Theater at 8:00 P.M. go on-sale Saturday, June 15 at 12:00 P.M. (noon). Tickets are available on-line at www.rbpconcerts.com, www.tickets.com, by phone at 916-808-5181 or in-person at the Box Office at 1301 L Street in Sacramento. Tickets prices are $89.50, $69.50 and $49.50 (plus service charges). Advance pre-sale tickets for this performance are available through Rick Bartalini Presents Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpconcerts beginning Thursday, June 13 at 12:00 P.M. (noon).

Diana Ross appears August 6 & 7 at SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

The Magic Returns with

Two Exclusive Northern California Performances

Diana Ross

 

Diana Ross appears August 6 & 7 at SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco

 

Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 10:00 A.M.

 

SONOMA COUNTY, CA. (May 9, 2013) — Northern California based Concert Promoters Rick Bartalini Presents announced today that the one and only Diana Ross will return to San Francisco’s SHN Golden Gate Theatre August 6 & 7, 2013. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, May 10 at 10:00 A.M.

Diana Ross’ magical and record breaking sell out in San Francisco in 2011 marked her first performance in the city by the bay since she performed with The Supremes in 1969 at The Fairmont Hotel. To celebrate her triumphant return to San Francisco 40 years later, Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed September 16, 2011 Diana Ross Day in the City and County of San Francisco. Now the magic returns to San Francisco with two exclusive Northern California performances by Diana Ross, August 6 & 7, 2013 at the historic SHN Golden Gate Theatre.

Diana Ross, her music and her voice are legendary.  The concert, a full theatrical experience, will include breathtaking costumes and stage design, along with her incredible band. 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. She is an icon in the entertainment industry selling over 100 million records and with 18 number one hits. She is an Academy Award nominated actress for her unforgettable role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings The Blues, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a bestselling author, winner of 8 American Music Awards and a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors.

SHN’s Golden Gate Theatre is one of the West Coast’s premier venues for live entertainment. Conveniently located in downtown San Francisco, the historic 1922 art deco theatre is a dramatic yet intimate setting.  Located at 1 Taylor Street at Market Street & 6th, the Golden Gate Theatre is close to BART and MUNI.

Tickets for Diana Ross at the Golden Gate Theatre go on-sale this Friday, May 10, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. and can be purchased on-line at www.rbpconcerts.com, www.shnsf.com or by phone at SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799. Tickets are $70.00, $90.00, $140.00 and $265.00.

Diana Ross’ performance is being produced by Northern California based Concert Promoters Rick Bartalini Presents.