At the conclusion, she stayed off stage long enough that it seemed doubtful there would be an encore. But it was just another outfit change, this time into comfortable leggings and Uggs.
As she sang "Reach Out and Touch Somebody," Ross strolled along the front of the stage, reaching down and touching the hands of people gathered in front.
During the show, Ross seemed to be having as good a time as the audience. The auditorium lights were raised often, she explained, "Because it makes me happy to see you smile."
There was no intermission, and the only time Ross left the stage was to make wardrobe changes. That gave the band, especially the four-piece brass section, a chance to shine.
It seems incredible that Ross only won her first Grammy in 2012 and that was for Lifetime Achievement. Sales of her albums, with the Supremes and solo, have topped more than 100 million. She has had 70 hit singles, including 28 number ones.
With those numbers, Ross is the definition of a living legend.
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