Love Is in the Air at the Z [PHIL-OSOPHY]
Very few artists have withstood the test of time like Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer and actress Darlene Love, appearing at The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m.
Gaining prominence singing in the trio The Blossoms in the 1960s with their No. 1 hit "He's a Rebel," this choir singer in her dad's church launched a Grammy-winning career of so many hit songs that she's looking forward to sharing with you at her concert at the Z.
Chatting with Ms. Love on WBSM, I learned that her inspiration comes from a higher authority than Billboard Magazine and the record labels. She doesn't hold back when crediting the success of her music and acting career "to the glory of God." That same magnetic energy that first attracted the likes of Phil Spector, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Dionne Warwick and Bill Medley, who was the one to recommend that she goes out on her own, will be up close and personal for the perfect pre-Valentine's Day concert at the Zeiterion, where great seats are still available.
Her "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" sung live on David Letterman's talk shows was an annual tradition before he retired from the Late Show in 2014. As an actress, Love is probably best remembered for playing Danny Glover's wife in the Lethal Weapon film series. She claims to have learned harmony from her years in the church choir, but this megastar's melody and responsive chords originate deep in a place where music is truly composed.
Don't miss her show!
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 am to 10 am. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.