This year marks the 35th Anniversary of Luther Vandross’s debut album, “Never Too Much.” Please join us for a special celebration, “Luther Vandross Tribute Brunch” at Toshi’s Living Room at 1141 at 26th Street,New York, NY on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10 – 5 PM.
Enjoy Luther Trivia, Prize Giveaways courtesy of SONY Music, Drink Specials and more! Plus, Divabetic Image & Style Advisor, Catherine Schuller AICI, CIP presents an 1980’s Fashion Show.
Why Divabetic is celebrating this epic release?
In late 1980 Luther Vandross began shopping his songs around several record company executives including then-senior vice president of CBS Records Larkin Arnold and record executive Jerome Gasper who jumped at the opportunity to sign him to the subsidiary label, Epic Records, after hearing one song from a two-song demo tape Vandross saved his money to record. That song was “Never Too Much.” The gamble was over and all bets were off—a legend was on the cusp of being born. Luther Vandross, the solo extraordinaire, had finally arrived. He was thirty years old.
Luther’s 1981 debut album Never Too Much, captures his musical vision, weaving lush tapestries of soul, funk, post-disco, and jazz influences to create a subtle modern soul edge that would go on to become not only Vandross’ signature sound, but the defining sound of adult contemporary soul.
We are asking for a $5.00 donation at the door to go towards our ongoing efforts in diabetes education and empowerment programming.
Divabetic® was inspired by the late R & B legend, Luther Vandross, and created and founded by his long-time assistant, Max Szadek. ‘Divabetic’, a combination of the word ‘diabetic’ and the letter ‘V’ for Vandross, evokes feelings of power and positive attitude associated with the great DIVAS Luther loved like Ms. Patti LaBelle.
Divabetic® encourages every woman affected by diabetes to take on a diva’s bold sassy personae and posture to help improve the quality of her life. We believe, if we empower the DIVA within you to manage your diabetes properly, you will strive to live life at your best. You may even feel glamorous!