Diana Ross to make a summer stop in Stamford

If you missed Diana Ross’ 2011 sold-out performance at the Stamford Center for the Arts, you will get another chance to hear this Grammy Award winner when she returns this summer to take the Palace Theatre stage.

She is set to perform on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Tickets go on sale to the public today, either through the center’s website, phone at 203-325-4466 or at the center’s box office in downtown Stamford.

The evening will likely include some of her greatest hits from a career that has stretched from the early 1960s, when she was in her teens, to the present day. Starting out as a member of The Supremes, she went on to a successful solo career by the late 1960s. An Academy Award-nominated actress, some of her notable roles include Billie Holiday in the film “Lady Sings the Blues,” the lead in the 1975 film “Mahogany” and Dorothy in the 1978’s “The Wiz.” The Stamford concert also will likely put a spotlight on her glamorous style and fashion sense.

Ross, a longtime Greenwich resident, has performed in the area in the past. In 2004, she took to the stage at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich for a benefit concert for the Arch Street Teen Center.

Christina Hennessy