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Congratulations Diana Ross

Posted in Mary's Journal on February 18th, 2012 by MaryWilson

Congratulations to my sister in song, Diana Ross, on receiving a well deserved ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award. I am so very proud of Diane, I know this meant an awful lot to her. My heart is full of love for her. At this stage in one’s life, you can accept your achievements with grace and understanding that helps you to continue to grow and let go of old fears. As a mom and grandmom, I also understand that feeling of love in having a wonderful family.

Touch,

Mary Wilson

The Generations Concert Benefit: “Keeping Music Alive”

Posted in Engagements on February 17th, 2012 by MaryWilson

Mary Wilson will be performing at the Generations “Keeping Music Alive” concert, benefiting the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Foundation. The concert will be held at BB King’s Blues Club in West Palm Beach, FL on March 8th. Donor tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at the following link: http://www.natkingcolefoundation.org/concert.php

Wilson’s Lena Horne tribute a Supreme cabaret act

Posted in Engagements, News on February 14th, 2012 by MaryWilson

Written by Patrick McDonald, from Adelaide Now.

ONE of the founding members of supergroup The Supremes, Mary Wilson, will star at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Wilson will perform her tribute to another pioneering African-American singer in

Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project, at the Dunstan Playhouse on June 9 and 10.

The multimedia show is based on a 2009 biography of the late Horne by author James Gavin, who also narrates.

“James Gavin put together a beautiful project,” Wilson said yesterday.

“James and I are having lots of fun and can’t wait to share Lena’s stories.”

Alongside Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, Wilson founded The Supremes and had a string of 1960s hits including Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love and Stop! In The Name of Love.

Lena Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving in the 1940s to Hollywood, where she sang the title track of Stormy Weather.

A Civil Rights activist, she was ostracised for her political views but her 1981 Broadway comeback, The Lady and Her Music, ran for more than 300 performances.

Wilson will sing Horne’s hits including Ill Wind, Why Was I Born, It’s All Right with Me and Honeysuckle Rose.

The full Cabaret Festival program, which runs from June 8-23, will be released on March 31.

Tickets for Stormy Weather, Kim Smith in Misfit and Various People in The Velvet Gentlemen go on sale on Monday at BASS.

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