An Evening with Legends featuring The Whispers and Stephanie Mills (brought to you by Graham/Webb Productions) will grace the DPAC stage on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8 p.m. Join us for a night of soulful sounds, skillful musicians and seasoned performances by two of R&B music’s most esteemed artists. The Whispers and Stephanie Mills will bring quality music like it’s supposed to be done, singing all the greatest hits we’ve come to love.
The Whispers, one of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, began their legendary and timeless career in 1963, producing a string of hits over the last four decades and emerged as the leading romantic singers of their generation, racking up one gold album after another and charting numerous R&B hits, including “Rock Steady”, “And the Beat Goes On”, “A Song For Donny”, “Say Yes’, and “It’s a Love Thing”. They have received awards from the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Bay Area Blues Society, the San Francisco Regional Grammy Chapter and more. They are arguably the most celebrated R&B balladeers of their generation and still make women swoon with their silky yet forceful tenors of twins Walter and Scotty. They have over 40 years in the industry with a worldwide fan base and have not made any personnel changes with the voices of Walter Scott, Wallace Scott, Nicholas Caldwell, and Leaveil Degree. Their career highlights include seven Gold Albums, Two Platinum Albums, 12 Top Twenty Singles, 40 Charted Hits Since 1970, Grammy nominations, Soul Train Award nominations, and American Music Award nominations.
Stephanie Mills, with one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music, the ultra soulful songstress, has distinguished herself as a performer who is just as at home on the Broadway stage as she is in the recording studio. Over the course of her 30 year career, this Grammy award-winning, R&B singer has given us such enduring classics as “I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love,” “Home” and “Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin”. Stephanie’s critically acclaimed appearances in shows like the four-time Tony Award-winning “The Wiz” and “Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God” have gained her a loyal following among fans.