Alberta Bair Theater offers exclusive access to the “Love for the Holidays” concert by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love, recorded at Sony Hall in New York City and streaming on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. Alberta Bair Theater receives a portion of each ticket sold through its website albertabairtheater.org
“Darlene Love’s thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton’s guitar or Bob Dylan’s lyrics,” says The New York Times.
Hundreds who attended her live performance at Alberta Bair Theater in December 2015 were on their feet, captivated by her magnetic stage presence and legendary voice that earned her a Grammy Award.
Rolling Stone Magazine proclaims Love as “one of the greatest singers of all time” and that certainly rings true, but perhaps Paul Shaffer says it even more concisely: “Darlene Love is Rock ’n Roll!” – which was made official when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Bette Midler, a great fan of her work, in 2011. Through the years, Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances.
At the Academy Awards, she sang her powerful acceptance speech on behalf of all of the performers in the winning film “Twenty Feet From Stardom.” As she raised the Oscar, the entire house stood with a cheering ovation, led by the wildly applauding Bill Murray. It was another special moment in a great career. A Grammy Award soon followed for the soundtrack of the film.
Indeed, her voice launched dozens of hits including “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Marshmallow World,” and her signature song, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” She’ll perform these classics and more for a one-night-only holiday performance.
Since the early 60s, she has appeared on numerous television programs and on Broadway, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on “Shindig” to a recent guest spot on the PBS special entitled “Women Who Rock.” An autobiographical film is currently on the drawing board with a development deal from Oprah Winfrey based on the book My Name is Love, written by Darlene.
Ticket holders may stream the live show Dec. 5 or watch on demand through Dec. 25. Click here for tickets to this rockin’ Christmas celebration.