Patti LaBelle: A Shining Star at Seneca Niagara

Success and fame in the music business can be fleeting. Longevity is always a sought after commodity but often hard to find.

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At 73 years of age, Patti LaBelle has been making music for 54 years and has entertained million of fans.

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On October 20LaBelle brought her show to the Seneca Events Center in the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. Playing before a packed house, she entertained the crowd for nearly two hours.

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After opening the show with “New Attitude”, LaBelle showed why she has beaten the odds of success and achieved not only longevity, but iconic status.

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Not only can LaBelle still hit the high notes with ease and clarity, she can still hold those notes for a good amount of time.

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In between songs he frequently introduced and thanked her band members and backup singers. A few fans brought flowers and LaBelle talked with them and other fans who have seen her numerous times.

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More than just a group of fans, the audience was well versed in her music and were ready and willing to sing along. Telling the fans, “thank you from the bottom of my heart, “ LaBelle noted that it was important that they had come to see her perform.

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Along with “New Attitude”, LaBelle’s set list featured may songs about love including, “If You Asked Me Too”, “On My Own”, “Jazz in You”, saying that the world is a strange place today she sang “Two Steps Away”, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, “Lady Marmalade”, and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.

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One fan was so into the show that he was in the back of the Events Center putting on a show of his own.

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After over 50 years of making music, Patti LaBelle has no need to put on a fashion show of costumes, she comes out on the stage and singer her heart out; leaving fans screaming for more. Her only costume change during the show was to kick off her heels and get comfortable walking around the stage.

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All photos by Sherrill Fulghum


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