• Arts & Entertainment

    “The Empress of Soul” performs at Colden Auditorium

    Gladys Knight performed in front of a packed audience on Nov. 7 in Colden Auditorium. A seven-time Grammy winner with over 40 years in the music industry, Knight played her hits ranging from genres including pop, gospel and adult contemporary. Born in Atlanta, Knight began performing gospel music at age four in the Mount Mariah Baptist Church and sang as a guest soloist with the Morris Brown College Choir. Years later, she won the grand prize on “Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour,” a television show. The crowd of diverse concertgoers waited patiently to see the legendary “Empress of Soul.” She opened the show with a powerful performance of “Love Overboard,” a…