Diana Ross
**FILE** Diana Ross wears a stunning and angelic white gown during her performance. (Courtesy of Timothy Cox)

It won’t be long before D.C.-area fans will see the “grand diva” Diana Ross in concert this month at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland.

Along with many wardrobe changes, audiences can expect to hear Ross sing her hits from her years with the Supremes, Motown’s first successful female group, as well as from her solo career with favorites such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I’m Coming Out.”

In between chart-topping records, Ross also had a critically acclaimed acting career, including her Oscar-nominated turn as Billie Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues” and lead roles in “Mahogany” and “The Wiz.”

The awards and accolades throughout Ross’ career are numerous: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee as a member of the Supremes, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, and so forth. Not bad for a girl from Detroit’s Brewster-Douglass housing projects who aspired to be a fashion designer.

A successful career in entertainment, raising five children, and spoiling five grandchildren, the 74-year-old Ross aims to show Strathmore audiences that she is a supreme star.

Show dates/times:

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

For more information, go to strathmore.org.

Brenda Siler is an award-winning journalist and public relations strategist. Her communications career began in college as an advertising copywriter, a news reporter, public affairs producer/host and a...

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