Market Days: N. Halsted street, between Belmont and Addison
The Pointer Sisters perform on the Rivers Casino North Stage at the 31st annual Northalsted Market Days, the largest two-day street fair in the Midwest taking place on Saturday & Sunday, August 11-12.
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. $8 gate donation benefits the Northalsted Business Alliance.
About The Pointer Sisters
1993 marked the Pointer Sisters 20th year in the recording industry, and they helped celebrate the anniversary with a new album, entitled, Only Sisters Can Do That, on SBK Records. All three sisters wrote material for the album. Fans and critics alike sang the record's praises--Entertainment Weekly, for one, called the album "catchier than…Janet Jackson" and proclaimed it "the catchiest Sisters set since 1984's hit-packed Break Out."
In 1994, a massive crowd swarmed to Hollywood Boulevard to see the ladies receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an event proclaimed "Pointer Sisters Day" in Hollywood. That same day, it was announced that the group would begin a world-wide tour of the Fats Waller musical, Ain't Misbehavin'. They toured with the show for 46 weeks and recorded a cast album. The sisters went on to be honored on the Soul of American Music Awards and were also inducted into the Soul Train Hall of Fame. They performed a special concert at the White House for then President Clinton. In 1996, they were one of the legendary acts that performed at the closing ceremony of the Olympics in Atlanta, and the group was saluted with Fire--The Very Best of the Pointer Sisters, a 36-song anthology that chronicled the sisters' career.
In recent years, the group has performed with some of the greatest symphony orchestras in the world, including San Francisco, Jacksonville, Atlanta's symphony orchestra and the renowned Boston Pops. In 2003, Ruth's daughter; Issa Pointer enthusiastically joined the group. Issa has been singing since childhood and is a natural performer. Over the years, she has occasionally joined her mother and aunts on the road and on stage--just for fun! During the Pointer Sisters' 1985 tour, Issa, then just 7 years old, was fitted with a bright red wig to match her mom's wild hairstyle! Well, she's all grown up now and has the vocal chords to prove it. Ruth, Anita and Issa were a smash hit at Night of the Proms, which spanned over 50 sold-out performances throughout Germany, Holland and Belgium, and has secured the group many more successful tours in Europe. In 2004, the group recorded a live CD/DVD, which captured the energetic Pointers performing the hits that fans of all ages continue to enjoy! Ruth, Anita and Sadako maintain a busy touring schedule and perform the music of The Pointer Sisters all over the world.
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