- Venue: DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center
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- Address: 123 Vivian St, Durham, NC, 27701
Special Offer to Purchase Today! (Thursday, January 10)
Active today, 1/10, 10am-11:59pm
You can avoid the lines tomorrow with this special offer to purchase tickets today before tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow at 10am.
Who will win the battle when The Whispers and The Dramatics take the stage at DPAC? Join us for another legendary night with the best of R&B.
One of R&B music’s most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, began their legendary and timeless career in 1963. After two decades of hits, their first platinum album The Whispers (1980) highlighted their biggest hit “And The Beat Goes On” as well as “A Song For Donny,” a song written by Carrie Lucas in memory of Donny Hathaway. It was their most successful album (double platinum). The neoclassic “Lady,” written by group member Nicholas Caldwell, is still a favorite at concerts. 1987’s “Just Gets Better with Time” went platinum. It featured the R&B number 1 and US Top 10 pop entry “Rock Steady”, a collaboration with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
The Dramatics have been one of the most prolific and entertaining groups of the last three decades. The Dramatics were a typical ’60s stand-up vocal group, specializing in romantic ballads, but ably made the transition to the disco era in the late ’70s with aggressive dance numbers. Their hits in the ’70s included ‘Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get’ (R&B number 3 and pop number 9, 1971), ‘In The Rain’ (R&B number 1 and pop number 5, 1972) and ‘Hey You! Get Off My Mountain’ (R&B number 5 and pop number 43, 1973).
Join us at DPAC for The Whispers vs The Dramatics on Saturday, March 9! You’ve Got To Be There.