Diana Ross has been an icon on the radio, stage and screen for around 60 years and is now planning to celebrate her 75th birthday in style with a series of Diamond Diana events.
Don’t miss Diana Ross on the big screen featuring footage from her historical Central Park concert, as well as exclusive new interviews and clips
To celebrate one of Motown’s most iconic stars, CinEvents & Fathom Events are thrilled to be bringing ‘Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy’ to UK cinemas on 26th March, marking Ross’ 75th birthday.
For one night only, with the possibility of selected encores, fans will be treated to a night of celebration and musical excellence as they watch a remastered version of Ross’ iconic 1983 Central Park concert, where nearly 1.2 million people united on the Great Lawn. The concert, considered one of the most important events in music and entertainment history was hit half way through by a storm of epic proportions. Undeterred by the weather Ross’ heroically battled on in the conditions, until the concert was finally brought to a standstill. Vowing to come back for her fans the Dream Girl remained true to her promise, returning the next day to finish the concert in legendary style.
Alongside the concert showing on the big screen for the first time, the film also includes special, never-before-seen footage and messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross Naess and Evan Ross, daughters Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Chudney Ross, with Tracee Ellis Ross giving a loving and passionate introduction to the film in celebration of the superstar’s legacy.
Directed by award-winning producer and director Steve Binder the Fathom Events special is executive produced by Ms. Ross and produced by music/media producer Spencer Proffer of Meteor 17.
“I envisioned a dream and that’s what I created over those two days in Central Park. I picked a goal, and then imagined all the details,” Ms. Ross said. “I believe imagination is magical, that we can think of something and bring it into being.”
CinEvents CEO Joe Evea said “We are thrilled to partner with Fathom & Meteor 17 to bring such an iconic concert experience to cinemas across the UK and selected European territories, in celebration of Diana’s 75th birthday,”
‘Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy’ will be in over 250 UK cinemas, on 26th March to mark Diana Ross’ 75th Birthday. A unique look at one of the most passionate, talented and legendary artists of all time, this is an event not to be missed. Tickets for the event can be purchased from www.mycineplace.com/dianaross
Some facts about Diana
An all round superstar and legendary singer Diana Ross began her career with Motown Records as part of The Supremes, who went on to be the most successful US female band ever, garnering 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
After leaving to become a solo artist Diana’s star continued to sore as she became known for her energetic live shows, dynamic personality and pure determination to become the legendary diva we see today.
One of her most iconic moments came in 1983 when she took to the stage in Central Park for a concert which brought 1.2 million people together on the Great Lawn. The concert, considered one of the most important events in music and entertainment history was hit half way through by a storm of epic proportions. Undeterred by the weather Ross’ heroically battled on in the conditions, until the concert was finally brought to a standstill. Vowing to come back for her fans the Dream Girl remained true to her promise, returning the next day to finish the concert in legendary style.
Now to celebrate her birthday this unique concert has been remastered and edited with new footage and is coming to cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only on 26th March. To celebrate this release and Diana’s 75th birthday we take a look at some top facts about the most successful female music artist in history
- Her mother named her Diane but due to a clerical error she was listed as Diana on her birth certificate. The first supreme records had her listed as Diane.
- Family is extremely important to Diana and she herself has five children, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chudney Ross, Ross Arne Naess and Evan Olav Ross,
- At only 15 years old Diana joined a female vocal group called The Primettes who were a sister group to a male vocal group called The Primes. The bands name was changed to The Supremes when they signed to Motown Records in 1961
- The Supremes became Motown’s most successful act alongside becoming the best charting female group in US history
- Ross has an amazing 18 number one hits across the US and since 1965 has been part of 70 hits which have made it into the top 10 in the Billboard charts, making her one of the most successful female recording artists of all time and earning her a Guinness World Record
- Throughout her career she has been nominated for 12 Grammy awards although she has only ever won one which was a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Her first nomination was in 1965 with the song Baby Love.
- Ross has achieved many awards over her life including having two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as earning an Academy Award nomination for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues
- The 1980’s saw Diana launch her own line of pantyhose, Diana Ross Ultra Sheers
- It was revealed by Barack and Michelle Obama that they like to listen to Diana Ross around the house!
- After her legendary concert in 1983 in Central Park Diana used her own funds to create a playground for children in the park. Named the Diana Ross Playground it is positioned inside at West 81st Street.
‘Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy’ will be in over 250 UK cinemas, on 26th March to mark Diana Ross’ 75th Birthday. A unique look at one of the most passionate, talented and legendary artists of all time, this is an event not to be missed.
Tickets for the event can be purchased from www.mycineplace.com/dianaross