Diana Ross: For One and For All

(Rochester, New York) – On July 21, 1983, the legendary Diana Ross took the stage in New York’s Central Park before an audience of more than 800,000 adoring fans. Soon after the singer began, pouring rain and heavy wind threatened to put an end to the show, but Diana pushed on for much of the set, urging the drenched crowd to remain calm and stay with her. Eventually the torrential storm put an end to the performance, but not before Diana promised her fans she would return the next day. True to her word, Diana performed the entire concert again on July 22 for the people of New York and, as planned, proceeds from the concert benefited the Diana Ross Playground, which was built three years later in Central Park. Initially broadcast live around the world, Diana Ross: For One and For All was never again shown on television, until now. WXXI-TV is pleased to present this televised concert on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. During the broadcast viewers will learn more about her June 18th concert at CMAC.

On that first rainy day, Diana assured her fans, ““It took me a lifetime to get here and I’m not going anywhere!” Now, viewers can be assured that this legendary performance is here to stay as well. Including such hits and Top Ten favorites as “I’m Coming Out,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Upside Down,” Diana Ross: For One and For All forever captures the energetic spirit and unquestionable talent of Diana Ross in one of her finest moments. 

Pictured: Diana Ross
Credit: APTOnline 

 


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