Diana Ross Is Coming To The Mahaffey Theater In St. Petersburg

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com

Superstar and Motown legend Diana Ross is coming to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg Friday at 8 p.m. on February 24, 2012.

In a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Diana Ross rose to fame in the 1960s as lead singer of the Motown group “The Supremes.” In 1970, she launched a solo career that included film and Broadway. Ross is the most successful female artist of all time with over 20 US and UK number 1 singles.

Ross received critical acclaim for her movie role as Billie Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues”. That role resulted in an Academy Award nomination. She has won a Tony, a Golden Globe, is a best-selling author and has sold over 100 million records.

In 1992, at Christmas, Ross came together with two of the world’s greatest tenors of the 20th Century: Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo, and the three performed a special Christmas concert which was seen around the world. In 1993, “Diana Ross Live: Stolen Moments” was released. The successful “Take Me Higher” was next. Her most recent album “All The Greatest Hits” was release this year.

Tickets for concert are $65 – $85 – $100 at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000. To buy online go to ticketmaster.com. Tickets also may be purchased at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office, 400 First St, S., in St. Petersburg.

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