Gladys Knight, The O'Jays | Durham Performing Arts Center | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Gladys Knight, The O'Jays 

When: Sun., June 30 2013

Both acts on this vintage soul double bill hit their career peaks during the same pocket of the early '70s. The O'Jays ranged from the Motown-inspired uplift of "Love Train" to their dire but danceable 1973 hit "For the Love of Money." Of course, hearing the O'Jays trade vocals on this one at this late date promises to feel less like an indictment of greed and more like an incitement to boogie down. As for Gladys Knight and the Pips, like most folks, I'd give a lot to experience what it feels like to be a Pip, to execute those unhurried dance steps, make those graceful finger snaps and join in perfect unison with my fellow Pips on "A superstar but he didn't get far." But before Motown develops a Pip app, this show is your best bet to experience a Pip. You can bet that "Whoo Whoo!" from "Midnight Train to Georgia" is going to be a joyful noise. —David Klein

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