Sponsored By The Forest at Duke - Legends Concerts & Comedy Series at DPAC
First Lady of Rock & Soul
In the midst of new album releases, a second season of her acclaimed Cooking Channel show, and even a leading role in the 2017 Macy’s Day Parade, it’s extraordinary that singer Patti LaBelle has time to embark on a national tour. Thankfully the legendary artist has no intention of stopping her momentum. Two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, New York Times bestselling author, and three-time Emmy® Award-nominated actress, Patti LaBelle will perform at DPAC on Friday, March 23, 2018.
In October, the GRAMMY® Award-winner and GPE Records recording artist announced the release of Patti LaBelle and Friends - Home for the Holidays. Available on CD, as well as digital and streaming outlets, the album was released on Friday, November 24, 2017.
The fourteen-song collection features LaBelle along with fellow acclaimed artists, Vivian Green (“My Favorite Things”), Ruben Studdard (“Let It Snow”), Tamela Mann (“Jesus King!”) and piano virtuoso, Jamar Jones (“Brazilian Sleigh Bells”). Other traditional holiday and spiritual songs lace the album, including “Mary, Did You Know?” “The Christmas Song” and “Avé Maria”. Patti LaBelle and Friends - Home for the Holidays is LaBelle’s first holiday album since the 2007 release, Miss Patti’s Christmas.
In addition to the new album, LaBelle is still promoting her first jazz album, Bel Hommage, which launched in May 2017. The second season of her cooking show, Patti LaBelle’s Place, returned to the Cooking Channel on November 26th. In addition, her successful Patti’s Good Life line, which is available at Walmart, has introduced new items just in time for the holidays.
In addition to her amazing career as an entertainer and entrepreneurial success, Ms. LaBelle’s work as a humanitarian is just as legendary. She remains an advocate for adoption, foster care, Big Sisters and the United Negro College Fund, among many other initiatives. While Ms. LaBelle's celebrated 50-plus year career is respected world-wide, she has also endured and survived personal strife. Within a 10-year period, she lost her mother, three sisters and best friend to diabetes and cancer. In 1994, LaBelle was diagnosed with diabetes and shortly thereafter became a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association.
About Patti LaBelle
Beautiful, simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle. As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility that Ms. Patti is known and revered for.
Additional Ticket Information
-In Person: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
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Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at this performance. Children must be able to sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests.
Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.
Our lobby doors will open 60 minutes prior to show time.
7:00pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Open
8:00pm- Performance Begins
*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.
Safety First - Bag Check
For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected].
Currently, this event is planning on using these added video screens. Please note that use of these screens is subject to artist approval and is always subject to change up until show time.
For many concert, comedy, and special events at DPAC, we offer added views of the stage with two big screens (size: 16’ x 9’) hung to the sides of the stage or above the stage. These big screens can add to the visual experience of our concert, comedy, and special events and give guests seated farther from the stage what we like to call “a tenth row view”. Approval to use these screens always rests with the visiting show and about half of all concert and comedy events do use these screens.
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