Diana last night
Sounding great! Brookville NY; www.youtube.com search Diana Ross 10/14 (the apparently made mistake instead of 9/14)
Luke, it's not that difficult to copy and paste a link. Take a few minutes and learn how to do it.
Originally Posted by luke
Just learned it tonight smark--cant u do it too? I guess u need to learn courtesy. PS youre welcome for video.
Thank you VERY much for the detailed link, luke! It was a delight to see Diana perform! You're really TOO kind!
Originally Posted by luke
Here's the direct link which I copied and pasted. Next time instead of just providing the main you tube site and some key words to enter in the search button, give us the link. You did it in the Forever Came Today thread you started.
Last edited by smark21; 09-15-2010 at 08:53 PM.
Don't Explain last night. That is how it was done in Calgary too.
Miss Ross just gets better and better.
Originally Posted by jobeterob
Originally Posted by jobeterob
oh YEAH baby!!
Fabulous reviews from Miss Ross's concert last night.
Yet another Fabulous review from the Daily Gazette:-
Daily Gazette, The (Schenectady, NY)
September 16, 2010
Section: D: Life & Arts
Edition: Schenectady/Albany; Final
Column: MUSIC REVIEW
Ross' power, style, presence fills the Palace Theatre
ALBANY -- The diva, the icon, the entertainer delivered the funky, the soulful,
the dramatic Wednesday night at the Palace Theatre in Albany. Corny as it may
sound, Diana Ross was just supreme.
The longtime pop singer promised her greatest hits during the current "More
Today Than Yesterday" tour. And she delivered 20-plus songs in an 80-minute show
that compelled many in the 2,600-strong audience to stand, sway and clap to
The 66-year-old Ross was in strong voice with strong musicians. A crackerjack
10-man band backed every Ross play with power and pizazz, and three backing
vocalists gave Diana's songs a little extra sound and depth.
Not that she needed the help. Ross was in command from the start, bouncing on
stage with the boisterous "I'm Coming Out" and dressed in a red gown and fluffy
red boa around her shoulders. The second choice was an excellent cover, Spiral
Staircase's "More Today Than Yesterday," and Ross made the 41-year-old song
sound brand new.
"Memories!" Ross shouted to her fans, as she launched "My World is Empty Without
You" and pleased fans of The Supremes.
The singer is all business on stage, and there was little conversation with the
audience. But Ross was also playful, and returned an open hug to a young woman
who approached the stage from her seat and extended her arms in a make-believe
embrace. Ross blew her new friend a kiss at the end of the "My World" rendition.
Other kisses would also get airmail treatment.
"Where Did Our Love Go" and "Baby Love" followed, and it looks and sounds like
Ross still enjoys singing these old gems. She walked across the stage, sometimes
using a sexy strut, as she gave fans the goods. And the diva was just getting
warmed up. "Stop! In the Name of Love" was one of the first house busters of the
night, complete with the singer extending an arm -- traffic cop style with palm
out -- for every "Stop!"
"You Can't Hurry Love" followed, and Ross checked in with a powerful "Love
Child," which included a Caribbean-tinged musical interlude that gave Ross the
chance to change into a white sequined gown. There were more hits -- and more
costume changes -- ahead.
Ross belted out "Upside Down," got a little tender for "Touch Me in the
Morning." And because every Ross fan has a favorite, a funky "Love Hangover" and
"Ease on Down the Road" -- from "The Wiz"-- were in the mix. Sorry, kids -- "The
Happening" didn't make the cut.
Ross was in deep purple for a slinky, sexy, saxy "Look of Love" and smoldered a
little bit more with two Billie Holiday standards, "Fine and Mellow" and "Don't
Diana and company swung through a rocking "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" before a
hot pink-clad Ross -- she makes the quickest costume changes in show business --
put the "Theme from Mahogany" into the air.
Ross works hard, and fast. Maybe a little too fast; the musicians moved quickly
from number to number. A break for a sip of water or quick words to the audience
would have calmed down the pace a bit.
It's a minor quibble. A soaring "Ain't No Mountain" led to Ross as good as gold
in a bright shimmering gold gown for the finale, Gloria Gaynor's sassy disco hit
"I Will Survive."
Nice call. Ross has survived the decades, and proved Wednesday night she's
sticking around for more.
Reach Gazette reporter Jeff Wilkin at 395-3124 or at wilkin@....
Copyright (c) 2010 The Daily Gazette Co. All Rights Reserved.
WoW that was a nice review, I can't wait to hear and see her in Ohio next week.
Miss Ross has been getting great review for her current tour.
Her voice is sounding really goodthese days; I think far better than many of her colleagues of the same vintage. The only change that I really notice is that she may not hit the higher range quite as easily; and I only use the words "may not". I'm not sure.
The voice is remarkable and the show is excellent.
She has seemed very happy at her shows over the last 4 years. I love how she gets in a line with Fred and Lisa and Valerie and duets with Fred on I Love You.
If only things had turned out differently with Mary, they might have been able to sing in a solid single line like that ~ a line they haven't seen since the early days with Flo.
It would be so much fun to see before time passes by and we can't.
It seems to me quite ironic that Diana is now singing better than either Dionne or Aretha and if anything Mary sings better than she did with the Supremes.
Wait?! Ohio?! Next week?! How did Miss Lish miss all of this information, captainjames?! LOL! We will be awaiting your review sire.
Miss Ross is moving ahead with grace and style - blessings to her.
I will definitely give you an update before it hits the paper - Diana will be at the Schuster Center on September 21st in Dayton Ohio. I was shocked to hear she would be performing in Ohio but its true. I was also shocked when I learned that proceeds for the concert would benefit the Kettering Hospitol and was considered a Heart to Heart function.
Diana Ross IS Supreme! enough said!
Wow! Well done Miss Ross!
Looks like Reflections and Come SEe About Me, which she did earlier this year, are out of the show. That's too bad.
Originally Posted by jonc
Reflections was the first number in Calgary after I'm Coming Out. But no Come See About Me.
Miss Ross is timeless & Supreme, I love the fact that she's sounding better than ever.
She just gets better with age, like a very fine wine, how many of her colleagues from the same decade could say that, few and far in between.
Love her and can't wait to see her at Ceasars Palace on November.
Ross sounds good, but better than ever? No. Her voice has eroded from the 70's.
Originally Posted by supreme_lady
She sounds fantastic for a 66 year old woman but yes, I have to agree with you smark21, her voice has definitely eroded since the 70's. That said she puts on an amazing show and is still the quintessential stage performer.
Originally Posted by smark21
Well ll I can say to that is Diana Ross is an entertainer !!!
I just got home after hearing Diana at the Schuster Center this evening. After five gown changes; Red, Silver, Blue, Pink and then a Gold multi color gown and ninty minutes of Supremes, Wiz, Mahogany, Lady and Diana solo I am thunderstruk.
Her band and background singers are OUTSTANDING !!! I wonder who handpicked those talented and gifted individuals.
It seems that Diana is changing the show as the tour continues. The Michael jackson tour is gone, No Reach Out and Touch, or Missing You. The only song she did from the RCA days was "Why Do Fools Fall In Love." Love Hangover goes right into Take Me Higher and of course she closes with "I Will Survive". She recieves three standing ovations but the song that kept me spell bound was "Touch Me In The Morning." She has re-worked it that just tore me apart.
There was only one book being sold for $25.00 and no other merchandise
Diana looked and sounded good !!!
In Calgary, there were T Shirts and Tote Bags and the program. The $25 program book is a rip other than it has pictures taken by her son, Ross Naess. But it's just a bunch of pictures, many we've seen.
It does sound as if Diana's fall tour is pretty much set.
On the Billie Holliday stuff, Miss Ross is sounding better than ever, and ain't sounding shabby at all on the other stuff neither.
More of Diana's voice has been preserved than has been of the voices of Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick or Whitney Houston.
The Lady Sings the Blues songs were pretty much the same or better than she was doing in the 70's and 80's.
On the high notes of I Love You, she asked for help from Valerie and Lisa.
But she is not singing like she sang in 1979 at Caesars Palace. And nobody would be 31 years later. But she is doing very very well and the voice sounds very good.
The only song she asked for a little help on last night was "The Boss" - The black gown that she wore earllier was not worn at this performance but, what I enjoyed the most was the fact that she looked like she was actually happy.
What I heard from the folks who were there were she was non-stop, incredible, outstanding, and beautiful.
I wish she would re-record "Touch Me In The Morning" they way she did last night.
Her new Touch Me arrangement is KILLER!
Well, it's not actually new; she's been doing it this way for years now.
Miss Ross is happy, and at peace with herself. Her tour is fabulous and the cities and request for her appearances just keep coming. What we are witnessing is history in the making. This Diva - the Top Diva of her time continues to breeze through it all effortlessly and never giving us less then too much. Bravo Diana.
There is nothing greater than seeing an entertainer happy on stage and enjoying the folks in the audience. Diana seemed comfortable in her own skin. I got nothing but love for DMC.
The ultimate DIVA looking and sounding great.
Originally Posted by jobeterob
The Tour Will Continue Next Year
This tour may run for the next three years - it is that good.