Mayor Thomas Roach and the City of White Plains Youth Bureau are pleased to sponsor an evening with singer/actress, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and one of the backup singers featured in the 2013 Oscar-winning American documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom, Darlene Love. A meet and greet reception will take place at BLT Steakhouse, White Plains, NY, Monday, June 9 (5:30-6:30pm), followed by a screening of the award-winning film and a special Q&A with Ms. Love, at the White Plains City Center.
Advanced ticket purchases highly recommended. For further information and tickets, contact Frank Williams, Jr. at the White Plains Youth Bureau at 914-422-1378.
About Darlene Love
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.
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 Broadway hits like Hairspray and Grease. She even starred 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 entitled Women Who Rock. An autobiographical film is currently on the drawing board and another recent film that prominently features Darlene just landed a distribution deal at the Sundance Festival.
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 (December marked her 27th appearance).
In 2011, Darlene Love received her industry’s highest award when Bette 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!”
The event is co-sponsored by BLT Steakhouse, Oak Beverage Incorporated, Harvey Weinstein, and National Amusement City Center Deluxe.