Shining Star – A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire
February 24, 2023
7:30 p.m. - $30
Ten vocalists and musicians join forces to present A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, a celebration of the four-decade strong success, popularity, and resilience of one of the most successful musical stories ever told...Earth, Wind & Fire. The amazing re-creation of the band-the legends-the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and winners of numerous Grammy Awards! If you close your eyes, you will believe the original Earth Wind & Fire is onstage.
This performance is sponsored by Kluger Furs
About Shining Star
Maurice White along with his brother Verdine and Philip Bailey began in the Sixties as R&B's first super crossover group, and in the Seventies became just that in the music industry. Today, no party is complete without them & no night on the town can end without hearing at least one of their harmony-laden tracks.
Earth, Wind & Fire's music is 'timeless', and fans around the world constantly crave the opportunity to hear their songs performed live. Shining Star now fills that void! This amazing recreation of Earth, Wind & Fire's music and the show is based on the 1970s thru 1980's the peak time of Earth, Wind & Fire's magical career, and the highly acclaimed live recordings of their concerts later released on DVDs.
This show's playlist has been hailed as the definitive collection of Earth, Wind & Fire's top-charting hits, and includes best-loved songs such as After The Love Is Gone, Sing A Song, September, the remake of the Beatles' classic song Got To Get You Into My Life from the movie Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band and their namesake "Shining Star", along with disco tracks, Boogie Wonderland, and Let's Groove Tonight.
Earth, Wind & Fire has performed at countless award shows where they have also received 6 Grammy Awards and 4 American Music Awards. They have been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone Magazine has described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". In 1998, they were ranked at number 60 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Rock N' Roll.
Earth, Wind & Fire is known for the dynamic sound of its horn section and the interplay between the contrasting vocals of Philip Bailey's falsetto and Maurice White's tenor.
Shining Star's live show consists of Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, 2 Keyboardist, Drums, 3 Piece Horn section & the exact vocal reproduction of Maurice White and Philip Bailey.
Visit Shining Star's website at https://www.newshiningstar.com/
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.