UPN AND ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND RESORT IN THE BAHAMAS, JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF PATTI LABELLE'S 45 YEARS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WITH "AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO PATTI LABELLE: LIVE FROM ATLANTIS," TUESDAY, NOV. 8 AT 9:00PM ON UPN
The Special Event Will Be Hosted By Eve With Highlight Performances By Nelly, Ashanti, A Labelle Reunion And More
Grammy Award-winning artist Patti LaBelle celebrates her 45 years in the music industry in the one-hour special, AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO PATTI LABELLE: LIVE FROM ATLANTIS, to air Tuesday, Nov. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.
This exceptional night will be hosted by Eve and as a tribute to LaBelle, her hits will be performed by Big Boi from Outkast, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Michael McDonald, Ashanti, Boyz II Men, Mario, Gerald Levert, and a rare reunion of LaBelle�s legendary 70�s group, "Labelle," all from Atlantis, Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas.
Featured performances include:
� Big Boi from Outkast singing "Ghettomusick"
� Mario performing "Somebody Loves You" with Patti LaBelle
� Ashanti performing "New Attitude" with Patti LaBelle
� Boyz II Men singing "If You Asked Me To"
� Nelly and Kelly Rowland performing "Dilemma," featuring a sample of Patti LaBelle's "Love, Need, Want You"
� Gerald Levert performing "Here & Now" with Patti LaBelle (honoring Luther Vandross)
� Michael McDonald performing "On My Own" with Patti LaBelle
LaBelle will also take part in a special performance of "Lady Marmalade" with Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash, back together as "Labelle" for the first time in five years.
Atlantis, with its vast waterscape, including the world�s largest open-air marine habitat, waterslides and powder-white beaches, has long been a favorite destination of celebrities. Atlantis has played host to many concerts and productions, but this is the first time the resort will have such a large roster of world-renown talent all participating in the same event.
Ken Ehrlich ("The Grammy Awards," "The Emmy Awards") will produce the event in conjunction with Kerzner International, Ryamar Entertainment and Pattonium, Inc. Legendary musician Greg Phillinganes will serve as musical director.
About Atlantis, Paradise Island
Atlantis, Paradise Island is a unique vacation destination which celebrates the wonders of the sea and is inspired by the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis. The resort offers 2,300 guest rooms, an entertainment center with the largest casino in the Caribbean, an impressive collection of luxury boutiques and shops and extensive meeting and convention facilities, including the largest ballroom in the Caribbean. For further information about Atlantis, Paradise Island, visit online at Atlantis.com.
About Ken Ehrlich Productions
Ken Ehrlich Productions is one the leading producers of musical event specials and has over 200 specials to its credit in the past 25 years, including the annual Grammy Awards, Emmys, and specials with Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Christina Aguilera and others. Five years ago he produced his first special at Atlantis with NSYNC.