LEGEND MARY WILSON TO HEADLINE AT BERGENPAC
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey announces exciting new shows! See Grammy Award Winning Michael Mcdonald formerly of the Doobie Brothers live at bergenPAC with Toto on Wednesday, September 3 and then its Peking Acrobats of China Friday November 7th at 8PM and the legendary Mary Wilson of The Supremes on Sunday, November 9th at 7PM. These new shows go on sale Friday ,May 2nd 2014 at 11am be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC’s Box Office at 201.227.1030.
About Michael McDonald:
Five-time Grammy Award winner Michael McDonald is still revered as one of the most distinctive and popular vocalists to emerge from the laid-back California pop/rock scene of the late 70’s. Known for his husky, soulful baritone, Michael has a way of combining rock and soul into his performances.
Before he became a solo artist, Michael was a member of one of the most popular California rock/pop bands of the 70’s, The Doobie Brothers. Together, they racked up a string of gold and platinum albums in the U.S. with radio hits such as "Listen to the Music," "Black Water," and "China Grove." Michael McDonald’s contributions as a co-writer and lead vocalist of the band were significant as he helped with the success of their hit songs, "What a Fool Believes" and "Minute by Minute." 1979 was a turning point for them resulting in 4 Grammy wins that year.
Michael’s solo career spawned mega hits such as, "I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near)" and "Yah Mo B There" a duet with James Ingram, "Yah Mo B There,"won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1984.
Since his success with his first debut album, Michael has released seven more albums. From singing on Aretha Franklin’s minor hit "Ever Changing Times" to touring with Donald Fagen’s New York Rock and Soul Revue, Michael has a long list of accomplishments that’s waiting for more.
Formed by band members in high school, Toto rose to fame with the help of David Paich, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball, Steve Porcaro, David Hungate and Jeff Porcaro. Toto’s self-titled debut album skyrocketed to the Top Ten, and became a multi platinum success. Toto continued to release top-selling albums such as "Hydra," "Turn Back," "Toto IV" and "Isolation" to name a few. The band’s well-earned six Grammy Awards certainly speak for themselves. The Los Angeles natives heavily influenced mainstream pop music of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s by combining pop, rock, and disco elements into their music.
About Acrobats of China:
Prepare for a fun-filled, entertaining night with dramatic interpretations of classic Chinese dance and physical performance art. The celebration of the exotic wonders of China is presented with gorgeous backdrops, state-of-the-art lighting and intricate costumes. Athleticism and artistry both combined in one, the performance is a must-see for all ages.
It’s an exciting, fast-paced performance that has received recognition from the Culture Ministry of China which is the highest administrative cultural office in China, making it a high honor.
About Mary Wilson of The Supremes:
Known as a Motown legend, singer, founding member of The Supremes and even an actress, Mary Wilson has a way of making a name for herself. In 1963, Mary Wilson, Diana Ross and Florence Ballard as the Supremes made their way to the top with "When the Lovelight Stars Shining Through Your Eyes." Other hit singles included: "Baby Love," "Come See About Me" and "Stop in the Name of Love." The dynamic group seemed to dominate radio stations and music charts throughout the ‘60s and quickly became one of America’s favorite acts.
Mary Wilson went on to pursue her solo music career in 1977 and released her first solo album shortly after. Her single, "Red Hot," became a dancing hit and placed itself on the pop charts.
Since the ‘80s, she has performed, acted, released three autobiographies, and focused on humanitarian efforts. With 12 No.1 hits under her name, Mary Wilson is an unstoppable force.