Live Music

Patti LaBelle

When: Sun., June 4, 7 p.m. 2017

Patti LaBelle is one of those music icons who seems like she was never born, but has simply existed forever, like some elemental force of personality and talent. The dynamic and emotive soprano singer exploded into success, after more than 10 years slowly plugging away at it, when her group LaBelle scored a number one hit with the seminal disco hit “Lady Marmalade.” That song, with its sexually liberated French chorus “Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” (“Do you want to sleep with me tonight?”), laid the foundation for her bountiful solo career and eventual status as one of the finest singers in American popular music history. LaBelle released her most recent album — Bel Hommage, her first real foray into jazz — back in May, so fans can expect to hear a mix of that (excellent) newer fare and the classics.

Price: $54.50-$145.50