Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford wrote and performed romantic, dramatic Motown hits, such as “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing,” over a four-decade career. The husband-and-wife team also wrote and produced songs for legends including Diana Ross, Whitney Houston and Marvin Gaye. Ashford died in August 2011, and Simpson first took a break to mourn. But she’s back on the music scene, and her voice is as sultry and powerful as ever. This Saturday, she will perform songs she used to sing with her husband at LeFrak Concert Hall.
Details: Valerie Simpson Performing the Music of Ashford and Simpson, LeFrak Concert Hall, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, December 14th, 8 pm, $39-$75.
Photo via Valerie Simpson