Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight began her career as lead vocalist of Gladys Knight & The Pips, recording the hits "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" and "Midnight Train to Georgia." Since then, she's recorded more than 30 albums, scored No. 1 hits on pop, R&B and adult contemporary charts, and racked up television, film, and stage credits, including "30 Rock," Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" and the Broadway musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe."
Gladys Knight will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. $45-$85. (480) 850-7734 or