Roving Pittsburgher Report, Diana Ross,
"In the Name of Love," Don't Stop
by Good News Reporter, Joanne Quinn-Smith
As a baby boomer, myself I am ecstatic to know that Diana Ross has not stopped performing and has a timeless appeal to multiple generations. Let's not talk about her age. It was enough to know that each time she came out on stage at the Benedum on Saturday, September 12, 2015, that as she appeared in yet again another astounding costume that she appeared each time to be even more timeless.
Way to rock out an opening! Diana brought the audience to their feet as she belted out "I'm Coming Out" as en entrance.
A trendsetter, a pacesetter and a legend, her performance was dazzling. At one point in time, she said, "I feel like I am singing to I phones" and asked that the audience send her the pictures. She lamented that she was not as thin as she was in the sixties but I am sure that the audience will agree that she looks absolutely flawless.
The color pictures here on the blog, are by Kelli Robbins, my concert partner. By the time we left the theater and were on our way home in the Lyft, Diana had liked a picture that Kelli had posted on Instagram.
Her encore was emotional and brought the audience together as she sang “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “I Will Survive”
As Diana continues her "In the Name of Love" Tour we wish her prosperity, love and the fulfillment that she obviously gets from performing. It was so easy to see that she was thoroughly enjoying herself on stage and the contagion infested the audience.
1. “I’m Coming Out”
2. “More Today Than Yesterday” (The Supremes)
3. “My World Is Empty Without You” (The Supremes)
4. “Baby Love” (The Supremes)
5. “Stop! In the Name of Love,” (The Supremes)
6. “You Can’t Hurry Love” (The Supremes)
7. “Touch Me in the Morning”
8. “Love Child” (The Supremes)
9. “The Boss”
10. “Upside Down”
11. “Love Hangover”
12. “Take Me Higher”
13. “Ease on Down the Road” (Diana Ross and Michael Jackson cover)
14. “Don’t Explain” (“Lady Sings the Blues”)
15. “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers cover)
16. “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To?)”
17. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”
18. “I Will Survive”
Joanne Quinn-Smith, Award winning internet radio broadcaster, blogger, author and internet radio and TV network editor and publisher. Joanne is the owner and CEO, Creative Energy Officer, of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates, a successful Pittsburgh-based marketing company. Joanne is internationally known as the “Get Your Google On” Gal. But better known as Techno Granny™ to over one million accumulated online listeners worldwide. Joanne has created a revolutionary online NEW MEDIA platform in Internet broadcasting, blogging and other social media participation. JQS is the online publisher of PositivelyPittsburghLiveMagazine.com, an online community magazine to disseminate the Positive News for Positive Pittsburghers. PPL Mag is Pittsburgh’s First Internet radio and TV network with syndicated channels and online radio and TV capabilities.