When: December 16th, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Where: Celebrity Theatre
Price: $45, $65 & $125
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The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years.

In 1996, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Knight is one of the few Hall of Famers who have continued to make hits from the ‘60s until the present day. The key to this success is Knight’s voice, one of the more remarkable instruments of the rock, soul and R&B eras. A perfect blend of grace and grit has allowed her to record such masterpieces of balladry as “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye),” “If I Were Your Woman,” “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Every Beat of My Heart” while also making such funky dance numbers as the original “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “The Nitty Gritty,” “Friendship Train,” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” and “Love Overboard.”

In 2011, Knight was honored with a Legend Award alongside fellow recipients Earth, Wind & Fire on the BET broadcast of the 3rd annual Soul Train Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Knight, a longtime Las Vegas resident, returned to the Strip in the late-2000s to the famed Tropicana Hotel for a special engagement that ran in the newly named Gladys Knight Theater, making her the first African-American performer to have a venue named after her in Las Vegas.

Today, Knight and husband William, along with various other members of the family, oversee her busy career from the Las Vegas headquarters of Shakeji, Inc., her personal entertainment corporation. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer, restaurateur, and businesswoman with a spiritual outlook on her life. Her faith in God has been the driving force behind all of Knight’s endeavors, guiding her through her many successes.


Mark Cordes is an inventive comedian and humorist. He has been hailed by critics as a “One Man Laugh Factory,” having toured and worked with stars like Harry Connick Jr., Kenny loggins, RAy Charles, Hall & Oates, Chicago, Vince Gill, Little River Band, Kenny G, and dozens of others. It is evident that his humor and versatility is in great demand.

Mark is one of the most requested Corporate Comedians in the country with over 22 years of experience and 1500+ corporate events to his resume. When Mark’s not entertaining the corporate world, he’s touring with his one man show “The Spouse Whisperer.” He takes the audience through a hilarious insight into relationships from first date to exploring all the ups and downs of marriage.

Celebrity Theatre

440 North 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008, United States