This sixties singer’s “thunderbolt voice is embedded in the history of rock and roll,” says New York Times.
Get ready to be thrilled at 8pm on Thursday, February 13 of Valentine’s Day weekend this year when the Florida Theatre brings a true diva to Jacksonville, star of the recent film Twenty Feet from Stardom, and recent inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — Darlene Love. It’s no wonder the New York Times raves: “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.” Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances.
Tickets for this special performance start at only $40 and are available at the Florida Theatre box office at 128 East Forsyth Street in downtown Jacksonville, by calling 904-355-ARTS, or at any Ticketmaster outlet.
Since the early sixties, as part of Phil Spector’s wall of sound hit factory, this great lady has done it all…from major motion pictures like the highly successful Lethal Weapon series to the smash-hit Broadway musicals Hairspray, Grease, and as herself in Leader of The Pack, credited as Broadway’s first ‘jukebox musical.’ Darlene has appeared on numerous television programs, running the gamut from her weekly appearances on Shindig to a recent guest spot on the PBS special, Women Who Rock.
Darlene’s background vocals for The Blossoms, The Crystals, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Her Billboard hits include: “He’s A Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, a song that she performs annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman.
In 2011, Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Better Midler, a great fan of her work, inducted her into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the celebration, the two ladies enjoyed performing “He’s A Rebel” together. As part of the festivities, Darlene also sang “He’s A Fine, Fine Boy” backed by another distinguished fan, Bruce Springsteen.
Rolling Stone Magazine has proclaimed Darlene Love to be “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!”
Tickets for this special concert event range from $40 to $65 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Florida Theatre box office, by calling 904-355-ARTS, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. The Florida Theatre is handicapped accessible and has secure and convenient parking. For further information please visit http://www.floridatheatre.com.