Sunday, April 14, 2024

KNIGHT VISION

Legendary singer Gladys Knight will make her Smith Center debut in August.

Seven-time Grammy-winning superstar Gladys Knight will perform her many hits — spanning pop, R&B, gospel and adult contemporary — at the Smith Center on August 18. Tickets are available now at TheSmithCenter.com. 

The celebrated singer of the iconic melody “Midnight Train to Georgia,” who is also a longtime resident of Las Vegas, Knight remains a musical icon who has achieved numerous No. 1 hits throughout her 50-year career. Her vocal group, Gladys Knight & The Pips, became a musical mega force throughout the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s — performing as one of the world’s foremost R&B/pop groups, with chart-topping hits like “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination.” Knight’s additional hits include classics such as “Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First to Say Goodbye),” “On and On” and “License to Kill,” recorded as the title song for the James Bond blockbuster starring Timothy Dalton. 

Knight’s career has further expanded to acting on television, film, and stage. This has included co-starring with Harrison Ford in hit movie “Hollywood Homicide,” acting in popular shows like “The Jamie Foxx Show,” NBC’s “Las Vegas” and the CBS procedural “JAG,” and starring in the smash Broadway musical “Smokey Joe’s Café.” 

Earlier this year, Knight was one of 12 recipients of a National Medal of Honor from President Joe Biden. The National Medal of Arts is “The highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the federal government,” according to arts.gov. 

The National Medal of Arts recipients “have helped to define and enrich our nation’s cultural legacy through their lifelong passionate commitment,” said National Endowment for the Arts chair Maria Rosario Jackson.

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