Mary Wilson

Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and the late Florence Ballard were the original Primettes, who, morphed into the Supremes, became one of the iconic Motown groups of the 1960s, wracking up dozens of hits that helped define the era. Ballard eventually left the group under questionable circumstances, Ross's ego got out of control, and if you've seen Dreamgirls you know the gist of the story. Wilson held on with the reconstituted Supremes through much of the '70s, scoring more, if not as indelible, hits, subsequently cut a couple of solo albums, wrote a best-selling biography, and acted on stage and screen. Lately she's been one of the U.S. State Department's cultural ambassadors and worked for a variety of humanitarian causes. She's also been in the studio working on unspecified material for a prospective new album. Wilson's smoky voice is reportedly in prime form, and she comes to the Dakota following some summer club dates with a repertoire described as an "intimate selection of standards and easy-listening tunes." $60 at 7:00 p.m.; $45 at 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 8-9, 2007

 
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