Jerry Blavat, Philadelphia's DJ Godfather of soul, doo-wop and rock and roll, returns to the Kimmel Center with his The Divas of All Time show on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. in Verizon Hall. Joined by an all-star line-up of performers, the "Geator with the Heater" takes a walk down memory lane to the good ol' days? back to when rock was young and soul was just hitting the scene.
Blavat's guests will perform classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s, including: Darlene Love, named one ofRolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time;" Freda Payne, the songstress behind the hit "Band of Gold;" Candi Staton, renowned southern soul singer dubbed the 'Sweetheart of Soul' for her Grammy-nominated hits like "Stand By Your Man" and "In the Ghetto;" The Tymes, Philadelphia natives celebrated for their 1963 debut single "So Much In Love;" Baby Washington, the sultry voiced singer notable for topping the R&B charts in four different decades with such hits as "That's How Heartaches Are Made;"Blue Magic, the Philadelphia hit makers behind "Sideshow;" and The Soul Survivors, the Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff produced group with classics like "Expressway to Your Heart."
Tickets for Jerry Blavat's The Divas of All Time range in price from $41 to $81 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online atwww.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10am to 6pm and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.