Diamond Diana: 75th Birthday a Year of Celebration

The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College presents Diana Rosson February 28, 2020, at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, November 15, at 10 a.m.

Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. 2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration marking the 75th birthday of the iconic superstar.

From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way for contemporary music.

Ross’ international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. (2007), celebrating her lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television, and theatre, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work, and her contributions to American culture. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences celebrated her remarkable career with its highest honor, The GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In 2016, Ross received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the most prestigious civilian award given to a U.S. citizen.

Her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the classic film Lady Sings the Blues resulted in an Oscar® nomination and a trophy at the Golden Globe® Awards. As a stage actress, she won Broadway’s top honor with a Tony Award® for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross.

All over the world, countless celebrities, musicians, artists, and young dreamers have been inspired and empowered by Ms. Ross’ beautiful journey.

Tickets start at $58, plus taxes and fees, and are available online at www.WilsonCenterTickets.com, or in-person or via telephone through the Ticket Central box office at the Wilson Center (M-F, 2p-6p, 910-362-7999)