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Patti LaBelle Quick Facts

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Excitement has been running high around here, because the one-and-only Patti LaBelle is on tap to take the stage on Saturday, April 2, 2016. According to Tropicana’s entertainment manager, ticket sales have been through the roof.

 

That’s not surprising. With a career that spans five decades and even more musical genres, Patti has a universal appeal few artists can match. While fans know Patti LaBelle for hits like 1974’s “Lady Marmalade,” 1985’s “New Attitude,” and 1986’s “On My Own” with Michael McDonald, her contributions to the music world are just the beginning of the story.

 

As Tropicana gears up for the arrival of Patti and her fans, I thought I would share a few quick tidbits about this lovely legend that you may not have known.

 

Place of Birth

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Originally

Patricia Louise Holte

 

Early Days

Patti began her career as part of the Ordettes

 

Nickname

Godmother of Soul

 

Write On

Patti has authored several books including a collection of cookbooks and a guide called Patti’s Pearls: Lessons in Living Genuinely, Joyfully, Generously.

 

Cake Walk

The international superstar also has a wildly-successful line of #PattiCakes and #PattiPies available at Walmart.

 

Getting Saucy

Patti adds a little spice to kitchens everywhere with a signature line of sauces and marinades like her Sweet Agave Bourbon BBQ Sauce.

 

Screen Time

The songbird has starred in films including A Soldier’s Story and Idlewild. She had a recurring role on the TV series A Different World, and recently appeared on American Horror Story, Empire, Dancing With the Stars and The Voice.