2005-10-21 / Community

Diane Warwick,

October 21

Ron Delsener Presents DIONNE WARWICK In Concert at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury on Friday, October 21st at 8 pm. Tickets are $45 and are available at the box office, select ticketmasters and charge by phone at (212) 307-7171 or (631) 888-9000 and online at www.northforktheatre.com . For information call (516) 334-0800. All shows, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Applicable tax and service charges are added to each ticket price.

Dionne Warwick has, over an illustrious four-decade career, established herself as an international musical legend. Her reputation as a hit maker has been firmly etched into public consciousness, thanks to nearly sixty charted hits since “Don’t Make Me Over” began its climb up the charts in December 1962. As a performer, she has charmed and entertained audiences on every continent, amassing a worldwide audience. There are a few important “firsts” that make Dionne Warwick a true pioneer.

Dionne Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 (for the classic “Do You Know The Way to San Jose?”), and in so doing became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocal Performance. This award has only been awarded to one other female African-American legend, Ella Fitzgerald.

Among Dionne Warwick’s greatest hits are songs such as “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” “Walk On By,” “Message To Michael,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “This Girl’s In Love With You,” “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” “Then Came You,” “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” “Heartbreaker,” and of course, “That’s What Friends Are For” which she recorded with Elton John, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder.

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